Well, it's about time.
Today, Rockstar Games has announced that Max Payne 3 will release on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in North America and European territories in March 2012.
In the new iteration, Max starts a new life working in private security for a wealthy industrialist in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Gangs target his client so the former cop fights to simultaneously save the life of his charge and clear his own name. It becomes a final desperate bid to "rid himself of the demons that have tortured him for far too long." This guy has been through the shredder. Said Rockstar Games founder Sam Houser:
"Max Payne 3 gave us an amazing creative opportunity to evolve one of our most iconic characters. We're excited to show fans a modern version of Max that pulls them back into his dark and twisted story."
Basically, Max Payne 3 picks up where MP2 left off, and they're calling this new project "a true cross-collaboration between Rockstar Games' global development teams." The game uses cutting-edge technology and implements the latest advances in Natural Motion physics, plus a brand new version of Rockstar's own Rockstar Advanced Game Engine. Obviously, we have high expectations with such details, and we're anxiously anticipating Max Payne's return.
In addition to a bunch of realistic weaponry, an intelligent cover system, and "sophisticated bullet-time mechanics" (yay!), we'll also get multiplayer for the first time. This new mode aims to be a "compelling experience that dynamically alters maps and mode progression." It also features a reward and leveling system, persistent clans, and multiple strategic load-out options. So yeah, this is sounding like the complete package, isn't it?
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Related Game(s): Max Payne 3