Max Payne 3 Coming March 2012

Rockstar is releasing Max Payne 3 in March 2012, the company revealed today.

The game picks up where Max Payne 2 left off, and follows Payne as he works private security for a wealthy Brazilian industrialist in Sao Paulo, and Payne must fend off gangs targeting his client. And do it in the series's signature slow motion "bullet time".

"Max Payne 3 gave us an amazing creative opportunity to evolve one of our most iconic characters," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games, in an official release. "We're excited to show fans a modern version of Max that pulls them back into his dark and twisted story."

This is the first Max Payne title to feature multiplayer. It will feature a reward and levelling system, clams and strategic load-out options.



      The word "clam" can be applied to freshwater mussels...that sounds like max

    This sounds more like a Jason Statham action movie than the wonderfully dark noir of the previous games.

    I just lost all excitement for this game.

    Why does this game even carry the Max Payne name?

    'Bullet Time 3000' seems like it might have been more fitting

    Jeez guys, you haven't even seen it moving yet. Give Rockstar a little credit for god's sake and at least wait until you see how it plays before you bash it.

    A bit hard to be excited when the cover art shows Max unrecognizable and a new love interest on the cover.


    The dev team DOES know the good game ending for Mona Sax? RIGHT?!

    This is all kinds of fail. It'll sell to everyone who never played or liked the first two games... but the rest of us are just left with a few referances and hints of death peppered throughout Alan Wake. :-P

    The fact that the above image even exists is disturbing to me... Why didn't Rockstar just say "Ok, you guys did Bully, now come up with something else that's new..." instead of "Hey, what's happening? Ok, now this game feels very rockstar and good job and all that, but we'd be more comfortable with an established IP in the title... So now your game is Max Payne 3... go make some adjustments to fit that as best you can. Okay? Super. Great. Oh, and I'm gonna need to go ahead and have you come in on Sundaay too... mmkay? Great."

    And yeah, most Rockstar games are decent to great, but that's not really my point. Citizen Kane wouldn't have been as awesome if the title was "Superman" and Orson Welles wore a cape throughout the movie.

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