Paragon: Essentials Edition Announced, Hitting Retail on June 7

Paragon: Essentials Edition will launch for PlayStation 4 at retail on June 7,

Sony Interactive Entertainment and Epic Games have announced that Paragon is getting a retail release for PlayStation 4 alongside its digital release on PC and PS4.

The retail copy will cost $60, and includes over $160 in value, include:

  • 6,000 Paragon Coins (worth $60).
  • In-game currency to spend on additional Master Challenges, skins, boosts, and other items that I’ll see as you stand over my corpse.
  • Five Hero Master Challenges.
  • Each Master Challenge immediately grants a Challenger skin and permanent XP boost, plus unlocks unique rewards as you play, including a taunt (that you’ll use on me) and the Master skin.
  • Includes Master Challenges for Twinblast, Sevarog, Iggy & Scorch, and two soon-to-be-announced Heroes.
  • Five Skins, including the launch-exclusive Wasteland Twinblast skin.
  • For now, you can only get the Wasteland Twinblast skin in the Essentials Edition.
  • Five Rep Boosts (each lasts for three wins).
  • Rep boosts speed up how quickly you earn Rep, which you can spend on card packs, Master Challenges, and more.

It’s worth pointing out the game itself will be free to play if you decide to pick it up digitally. To celebrate the new announcement, Epic Games has released a new trailer for the game, showcasing more gameplay for the third-person action game.

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  1. Mr0303
    April 25, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    So it’s a 60$ free to play game. Brilliant. I still don’t know why they decided to end last year’s PSX with this.

  2. Guest
    April 25, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Pargon pargon pargon

  3. sanic
    April 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    What’s the difference between paragon, battleborn, and overwatch, I feel like these games are all the result of market advice given a couple years ago, I mean they all even are out in the same quarter.

  4. SoapyEyes
    April 25, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    needs more explosions

  5. Mazdian
    April 25, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Overwatch is more like TF2. Objective based shooter on maps.
    Paragon is MOBA.
    Battleborn is more of traditional game with single player, co-op, deathmatch, etc. with some MOBA mechanics mixed in.

  6. Nitesco
    April 26, 2016 at 4:14 am

    To add, Paragon’s gameplay is far more in the style of Smite than anything else. In visuals, it has its own Sci-Fi/Fantasy aesthetic (so like an Unreal game without actually being one).

    Paragon itself seems interesting, but it’ll take time to see if more people get on board in a genre that’s already quite filled.

  7. Ero-Sennin
    April 26, 2016 at 7:08 am

    The character designs for these types of games draw me in, but once i start playing I get bored…