Interactive Gaming Software announced today that it will distribute a retail version of APB: Reloaded in North America. The game's free-to-play, but the box will be filled with in-game items and perks. Here are the details:
"The suggested $29.95 retail version of APB Reloaded will include more than $50 worth of in-game items, including a permanent in-game high-performance vehicle, a permanent in-game weapon and 30 days of premium access that provides increased cash rewards, reputation gains and a 20 percent in-store discount. APB Reloaded will be released early in November 2011."
If any of that sounds familiar, Interactive Gaming Software CEO and founder Paul Lombardi posted on his Facebook last month that the APB retail version was in the works. GamersFirst stated at the time that it hadn't picked a retail partner, but it looks like they indeed decided to team up with IGS to distribute the box.
In similar news, [a]list games has partnered with GamersFirst to launch a major marketing campaign for APB: Reloaded. "We’re thrilled to join GamersFirst in an effort to incent more people, including those accustomed to console-quality games, to give it a try," said Steve Fowler, GM of [a]list games.