Max Payne 3 Getting New Voice Actor

Max Payne is back — with facial hair and a bald noggin. One thing that won't be back: the first two games' voice actor, James McCaffrey.

Rockstar Vancouver thinks it needs someone older, but doesn't plan on replacing the voice actor with an established star, and will relay on casting — something, VP of development Jeronimo Barrera, says "we're good at."

"All the Max Payne themes will remain intact — manipulation, betrayal, and the stuff that really made Max Payne," said art director Rob Nelson.

The first two games in the Max Payne series were developed by Remedy. Max Payne 3 will be handled by Rockstar in-house.

Rockstar using new Payne voice actor [Eurogamer via Joystiq]


    This only furthers my lack of enthusiasm for this title. Max 1 and 2 were master pieces and a true testament to Remedy as a developer and a true landmarks in both character development and writing.

    Meanwhile I am yet to encounter a rockstar title outside of Grand Theft Auto that I've enjoyed (and even in the case of GTA, only select titles from the franchise).

    Just give me Alan Wake already Remedy :P

    Bald Max Payne.. no thankyou.

    Also, is it just me or does that pic of him really look like Jack Nicholson in The Shining?

    Its funny how untrue this is now; I'm glad McCaffrey IS back!

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