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Max Payne 3 confirmed for winter release

Monday, 23rd March 2009 12:46 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Rockstar just confirmed Max Payne 3 for a winter release.

The game’s down for PS3, 360 and PC. Here’s the official site.

Rockstar Vancouver’s putting it together.

“We’re starting a new chapter of Max’s life with this game,” said Rockstar boss Sam Houser.

“This is Max as we’ve never seen him before, a few years older, more world-weary and cynical than ever. We experience the downward spiral of his life after the events of Max Payne 2 and witness his last chance for salvation.”

Press release after the break.

Rockstar Games Announces Max Payne 3 for Winter 2009

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce that Max Payne 3 is currently in development and scheduled for a winter 2009 release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC. Developed by Rockstar Vancouver, Max Payne 3 tells the story of a retired police detective embroiled in a world of corruption, turmoil and intense violence.

The award-winning Max Payne franchise put players in the role of Max Payne, a hard-boiled New York City detective with a penchant for violence, out to avenge the death of his family. The latest installment delivers more of the classic elements and hyper-intense action that fans have come to love, while moving the story of Max in a new direction.

“We’re starting a new chapter of Max’s life with this game,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “This is Max as we’ve never seen him before, a few years older, more world-weary and cynical than ever. We experience the downward spiral of his life after the events of Max Payne 2 and witness his last chance for salvation.”

Since leaving the NYPD and New York itself behind, Max has drifted from bad to worse. Double-crossed and a long way from home, Max is now trapped in a city full of violence and bloodshed, using his weapons and instincts in a desperate search for the truth and a way out.

Max Payne 3 will be available in winter 2009 for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PC.

For more information, log onto www.rockstargames.com/maxpayne3.

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  1. Blerk

    I’ve never played a Max Payne game. Perhaps I ought to.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. evilashchris

    Yes you ought, it’s rather good fun.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    He’s my favourite video game nutcase. :D

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    Hope they dont ruin it.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    Just spoke to Rockstar UK. No word on assets, etc, at all at the moment.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. absolutezero

    Rockstar Vancouver = D:

    I blame this entirely on Remedy. Fucking slow bastards.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Retroid

    Blerk, Max Payne 1 & 2 are BC on 360 and they’re available for pennies, unless you fancy the idea of the PC versions :)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Robo_1

    YES :D

    Oh this is good news, I was a huge fan of the games last gen, so I’m hoping for more of the same in shiny HD clothing.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Blerk

    PClol!

    Actually, I bet they’d run on my craptop given their age. Hmm…

    #9 5 years ago
  10. absolutezero

    The PC versions are the proper versions of the game, playin it on the console is like playing Resident Evil for the first time on the DS.

    Why does Max now look like Nico crossed with Sam Fisher?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. loki

    hmm Official site say Xbox 360 and PS3 only, no PC

    #11 5 years ago
  12. DaMan

    there’s no way this one won’t come out for Windows.

    this game was born on PC.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Gekidami

    So was BattleField…

    #13 5 years ago
  14. DaMan

    wasn’t Battlefield BC released for Windows? I actually don’t know, I don’t follow that game.

    I mean MP is a PC game.. a PS3 version but no Windows one?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. ElfShotTheFood

    It says at the end of the press release that there will be a PC version.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. El_MUERkO

    i guess they’re going with the ‘mona died’ ending then, awe :(

    PS: Max Payne and Mona Sax, you could get more noir-ish but only if a Maltese Falcon shat Peter Lorres corpse onto rainy beach

    #16 5 years ago
  17. DaMan

    she will be back for the third time :) !

    #17 5 years ago
  18. DaMan

    at the very end of this game.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. SwiftRanger

    and also with a beard.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. ShiroGamer

    this dude aint max payne

    still waiting 2 play it anyway

    #20 5 years ago
  21. DaMan

    he’s next gen Max Payne.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. ShiroGamer

    LOL @DaMan

    actually it cracked me up !

    #22 5 years ago
  23. diogen

    What can I say:
    “Max is dead, but it’s AWWRIGHTTT!!!”

    #23 5 years ago