You know you played cops and robbers as kids. If you were excited to relive the childhood memories, it wasn't going to be in All Points Bulletin
, but the charm is certainly there. Those who have pre-ordered the PC game from Direct2Drive, or subscribe to FilePlanet are in for a treat, as both outlets will provide their customers will early play time.
June 12th marks the opening of the Key to the City multiplayer demo providing you with 5 hours of play in the game's action districts, and 24 hours of play in the social districts. If you've pre-ordered from Direct2Drive, you'll have access to the VIP beta that opens June 26th and lasts until the 29th for another 10 hours of game time in the action district, and unlimited time in the social district. You'll also be able to save your progress to continue when the full game is available to you.
Read on for the full details, including European and North American time specifics and how to pick up a key or pre-order for yourself.
Direct2Drive.com and FilePlanet.com are giving aspiring cops ‘n robbers two opportunities to help themselves to the crime-ridden online world of Realtime World’s APB: All Points Bulletin before the official launch of the game on June 29.
The “Key to the City” multiplayer demo event kicks off this Saturday, June 12. Anyone who has pre-ordered the game through Direct2Drive or any FilePlanet subscriber will be able to begin playing at the following times.
Play time begins at:
Europe - 9:00 AM (GMT) on Saturday, June 12
North America – 9:00 AM (EDT) on Saturday, June 12
Until June 19, both FilePlanet’s subscribers and Direct2Drive’s customers will be able to jump into five hours of play in the game’s action districts and 24 hours of play in the social districts.
Those who pre-order the game through Direct2Drive will have even more early time with the game. VIP access to the Beta will pick up from June 26th through the 29th with an additional 10 hours of play in the action districts, unlimited social district gameplay and – most importantly – saved game progress!
Pre-ordering APB also unlocks two special rides for the final game, an upgraded Criminal car and an upgraded Enforcer car. Additionally, players will receive unique avatar emotes, clothing and a special in-game decal.
FilePlanet Subscribers will be able to grab their key starting tomorrow, Friday, June 11 and head to the APB site to register and begin downloading the game client in preparation. Snag a key from FilePlanet here: http://www.fileplanet.com/promotions/apb-key-to-the-city
Pre-order APB from Direct2Drive now for extended play as well as bonus in-game items: http://www.direct2drive.com/promos/apb/