One of the publishing labels of Take Two Interactive Software, Rockstar Games proudly announced that the third instalment of the famed Max Payne series will be launched sometime in March 2012 on Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Microsoft Entertainment System in Europe and North America.
The founder of Rockstar Games, Sam Houser expressed the excitement of he and his development team regarding the announcement of the new title. He said that they are eager to show fans an improved and modern version of Max that draws them back into his twisted dark story. He also stated that the latest version of Max Payne gave them an incredibly creative opportunity to develop one of their most illustrious characters.
Initially, Rockstar asserted that series regular James McCaffrey won’t be returning to enact the role of Max Payne, instead they are opting for an older actor. But then, in Edge’s May edition it was revealed that not only will James come back to voice Max but he will also appear in an acting role via motion capture.
Max Payne 3 will continue the story of Max Payne, the former NYC detective. Still troubled by the painful memories of his disturbing past, Max seeks to begin a new life by working for a private security agency protecting an affluent industrialist along with his family residing in Sao Paulo, Brazil. When gangs pursue the family, Max Payne is compelled to fight against them in order to rescue his clients and exonerate himself in a bid to free his mind of the evils that have tormented him for so long.
Max Payne 3 will prove to be a true cross-studio association between the development teams of Rockstar Games worldwide. The game makes use of modern and advanced technology for a flawless, cinematic experience with gripping action sequences, fitting in the latest advancements in Natural Motion physics and an all new iteration of Rockstar Games’s Advanced Game Engine. Hence, it offers extremely-refined gameplay, along with a wide range of practical weaponry, advanced bullet-time mechanics and a brilliant cover system.
Along with a vast single-player campaign, this title of Max Payne is going to be the first edition in the series to feature an intensely addictive multiplayer gameplay. MP3′s multiplayer version targets to unleash a persuasive experience that modifies mode progression and maps in a match.
In addition to the typical multiplayer modes, MP3 will also consist of a levelling system, strategic multiple load-out options and persistent clans. Max Payne 3 promises to bring a gritty, dark action experience that will surely satisfy fans and newcomers to the legendary franchise.