Rockstar drops first Max Payne 3 trailer – watch it now

Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Boom. That’s a megaton boom, baby. All for a trailer.

Rockstar’s released, as promised, the first trailer for Max Payne 3. This comes two-and-a-half years after the game was first announced.

The game’s being made by Rockstar’s Vancouver studio, with help coming across from studios in New England, Toronto and London.

The video details how Max got his new job in Sao Paolo, as well as answering the question of how he went bald.

This is a ruddy great trailer that you can get below. Get watching, gringo.

Max Payne 3 launches next March for PS3, 360 and PC.


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  1. Johnny Cullen

    Rockstar can still throw out a good trailer.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Fin


    #2 4 years ago
  3. noherczeg

    This isn’t Max Payne…

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Edo

    I don’t know why but the plot itself reminds me of “Man on Fire”.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    Wow now, what’s with the heavy aliasing? I have faith in Rockstar to make a quality game though. But i agree, it doesn’t really have that Max Payne vibe…yet.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. SplatteredHouse

    @3: How many years would you guess have passed for Max, since MP2?
    I thought that was a really good trailer. I didn’t know what to expect when they showed his new look before, but this just might work, and I’m interested to see how it’s going to play :)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. hypeb147

    This game is gonna be great!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. triggerhappy

    Love the music :D

    #8 4 years ago
  9. HeavyD-Love

    Very John McClane Die Hard 3 vibe I’m getting. I’m sold.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. noherczeg

    @6 I just said that this trailer didn’t bring back almost any feels to me from let’s say the first one. I do know that this is only a trailer, but they should have put in something for the oldschool fans too. I can’t even see there any bullettime effects etc..

    So this can be good in the end, but from only this material I can only guess, that the feel to it won’t match the predecessor’s thats all.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. HeavyD-Love

    ^ Huh? I suggest all you naysayers watch the trailer again, you’ll notice the following.

    1. They had the classic Max Payne voiceover.
    2. They had the classic Max Payne music.
    3. They showed Max Payne in his traditional look with black suit, hair, then shaving it off, it’s 10 years later, it makes sense.
    4. They showed FOUR (yes count em FOUR) firing shots going in slo mo hinting at bullet time.

    What more do you want for a first trailer?

    I think they did a great job. Yes it’s different, but they’re keeping true to the original WHILE ALSO pushing forward in a new direction. Respect.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. triggerhappy

    @ HeavyD-Love: Yeh I got that too :D Max McClane: The Game :P

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    I don’t feel Max Payne noir in that trailer.

    Although i’m sure if it’s made by Rockstar North it should be a very good game.

    Or should i say a good sequel to Max Payne 2.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. triggerhappy

    @ Erthazus: Nah theres definitely no noir in there. But this game is now officially on my radar. A few weeks ago I had this down as Meh Payne. I was wrong.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Len

    Like the hangover comment, looks just like him! ;)

    Wait and see with this for me but has potential…

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Metal Gear

    Payne And Lynch :(

    #16 4 years ago
  17. tenthousandgothsonacid

    In the last couple of years Rockstar have saved a couple of games (RDR and LAN) from being average and given them the extra time to be polished up into 90% Metacritic averages. Even though the studios can still go bust afterwards it makes a pleasant change from Disney/Codemasters etc.

    So I reckon this will at least be well presented…

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    Yep. definetily, no charm at all.

    It looks like Kane and Lynch 3 or rockstar’s typical game with reskinned characters. One of the huge hooks for the first 2 games were the graphic novel / Film Noir stylish storytelling and it’s atmosphere.

    Everything is missing here. Just a typical your everyday 3rd person shooter won’t do the trick.

    Of course, thank god that it’s not a DMC situation, but disturbing because it’s still a rockstar North’s game and Rockstar = Quality

    #18 4 years ago
  19. strikkebil

    omg u gays they made some changes to the original games, im so not buying this. and they even changed his hair! wtf!!!

    #19 4 years ago
  20. ninjanutta

    dont be so fuckin silly,this looks like max 10 years later,perfectThis game will rock.he shaved his hair off,didnt u see???????

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Fin

    Can’t tell if serious or sarcastic…

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    @ 11
    + 1000

    #22 4 years ago
  23. someguy2

    @18 Max Panye 3 is being worked on by Vancouver, London and New England but not North.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. NeoSquall

    @11 you forgot

    5. LOTS of bullets in every action scene

    I wonder if Max will replace painkillers with alcool now :P

    #24 4 years ago
  25. M. K.

    The only thing that was Max Payne in this trailer, was the music. No Remedy = No Max Payne, very simple.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Dralen

    It didn’t feel like Max Payne to me either, yeah it had the music and the original vo cast, but it doesn’t have the noir feel anymore. But hey, I’m sure it will be a great game.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. TerraZet

    The only problem is the story AND story telling will be complete shit. Lets take a look at the first two stories by Sam Lake.

    Max Payne 1: A detective with nothing to lose looks for his wife and child’s murderer while getting caught up in a world of organized crime. Ends with him avenging his best friend and family.

    Max Payne 2: Back on the force, Max dives back into past over a woman in the first game. The game ends with him getting over his families death and finally at peace with himself.

    I dont see how you can stretch that story into another game. The second game ended with closure and the original development team moved on.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. absolutezero

    To me it just looked like any other Rockstar game, like theres some written rule that every game has to have a guy behind a desk surrounded by goons.

    Maybe its Euphoria but they all just tend to blend in with one another after awhile.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. _LarZen_

    Looks good but they should just call it something else…this aint Max Payne as I remember.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. YoungZer0

    I see, a lot of you people don’t seem to be familiar with Neo Noir flicks like City of God. Oh well, gotta be leather coats, New York City and low colour saturation to be Noir for you folks, right?

    @13: Not made by R* North. Main Developer is Rockstar Vancouver. Then comes Toronto, London and New England.

    @27: Ouch. So you don’t see how a new place can also bring a new story? Did you thought this comment through?

    #30 4 years ago
  31. absolutezero

    Its barely a new story though, in fact its just Man on Fire.

    Actually why not just make a Man on Fire game? Oh because they already had the IP and could just shit out a white Denzel swigging from a bottle of KONG.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Moonwalker1982

    What happened with Remedy by the way? Why aren’t they involved anymore? I haven’t followed the happenings, so that’s why i’m wondering.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Gekidami

    ^ They sold the IP to R* ages ago.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Moonwalker1982

    Ah man what a shame. They should have kept it,but then…Alan Wake probably would’ve never seen the light of day. A game i have yet to finish, i just don’t take the time for it.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. DSB

    Looks good.

    I hope they don’t try to “diversify” from the original game. Max Payne is one-dimensional, the story should be entirely self-contained, without any sort of nuance, and it’s supposed to be driven forward by the action.

    I fear they might try to reinvent the wheel, when people are perfectly happy with the ones they had.

    Personally I wouldn’t be very interested in a Max Payne 2½. Max Payne 2 was essentially Max Payne 1½. It was still entertaining, but it was hardly inspired in any way, shape or form.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Patrick Garratt

    That looks to me as though Max is going to shoot a lot of people. I’ll play it.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Moonwalker1982

    In MP1 i could never get over his horrible face, man that stuff was so weird. So much bad shit happening to him and he was smiling in a menacing or more like..ridiculous way.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. TerraZet

    @30 stop thinking you’re right about everything. You’re clearly up your ass, it reeks.

    Whats going on with Max Payne 3 does not suit his character at all, neither does it suit the ‘weird, mysterious and creepy’ vibe that 1 and 2 had


    #38 4 years ago
  39. Erthazus

    “Personally I wouldn’t be very interested in a Max Payne 2½. Max Payne 2 was essentially Max Payne 1½. It was still entertaining, but it was hardly inspired in any way, shape or form.”

    Agree 100%. I really don’t want Max Payne 2½. By the looks of it, it sure is not that.
    but still, i miss noir and stylish atmosphere from the first two games and as you said… Yes, i don’t want them to reinvent the wheel.

    @38, relax, he masturbates in front of his mirror all the time. Especially if you will say that new DMC look is horrible. After that you will see a giant post full of shit because you are WRONG!

    #39 4 years ago
  40. YoungZer0

    @38: You’re making this pretty easy for me, since you clearly don’t put any thought in your comments.

    “‘weird, mysterious and creepy’”

    You must be talking about the dream sequences, nothing really weird, creepy or mysterious about the games.

    Max has no reason to stay in New York. He lost his wife, his child, his lover. One of his best friends turned out to be his worst enemy.

    He has no reason to stay in shape, no reason to go on. Going to a completely different country makes sense.

    Why don’t you humour me and tell me what you think suits and doesn’t suit the character of Max Payne?

    @39: Cry harder. :)

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Maximum Payne

    I love the music brings up the memory but I have more Gta vibe at beginning and more Stranglehold vibe when shooting started.
    But agree there very no noir :(

    #41 4 years ago
  42. TD_Monstrous69

    This has been off my radar for so long, and now it’s back. I agree with Edo, it does remind me a bit of Man on Fire, but I loved Man on Fire, and thought this trailer looked awesome. Now I’m definitely looking forward to it come March 2012 (though I’m callin it now, it gets pushed back into May, just because this is what usally happens with their games) [GTA IV, Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire, need I say more]. Admittingly, I’ve never played the Max Payne games, so I hope for some HD re-release (on consoles) of the first two before this comes out, so I can maybe get some background on the story a bit more.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. IL DUCE

    @30 Agreed, City of God – great movie…

    MP3 looks good to me

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Stardog

    Looks totally average. Anyone interested in playing this should be banned from VG247. I can’t believe you’d want to fund these dicks who just want to rape the franchise.

    Give Remedy 50 extra employees and let them make it.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. LOLshock94

    yeah this was an awesome trailer, i havent played any max payne games but is it open as in half life 2 open or is it narrow like call of duty?

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Maximum Payne

    @45 It is narrow like Call of duty but have actually great story and characters unlike CoD :P

    #46 4 years ago
  47. sb319

    Personally I like the look of the new DMC game, and the new Max Payne. Bring on the new!

    #47 4 years ago
  48. M. K.

    Funny how some people still try to make this game look good for themselves after this poor trailer.

    It’s not Remedy
    It’s no Max Payne Style
    Rockstar Games don’t have good stories
    Rockstar Games don’t have good controls (this gen actually)
    Rockstar Games don’t have good main characters

    Please discuss :F

    #48 4 years ago
  49. LOLshock94

    @48 bruce off gta 4 is hands down the best character ever created

    #49 4 years ago
  50. DSB

    1. So?
    2. You could be right, but you haven’t played the game
    3. You’re right, but you haven’t played the game
    4. So if they don’t have good controls, and they don’t have good stories, how are they selling games?
    5. The main character? Max Payne!

    #50 4 years ago
  51. HeavyD-Love

    If you don’t like it, don’t buy it, shut the fuck up, and stop complaining.

    I enjoyed 1 and 2 very VERY much, and I can appreciate what they’re trying to do with the series here (my points in post #11 as to why I’m satisfied with the reveal trailer), keep some old, yet bring in some new. It’s a hard balance for sure.

    If they produced a Max Payne 3 that looked more like MP1 and MP2, then people would be complaining that it’s not a full sequel, looks too last gen, and should be a download/digital title for less money. (although a MP1/MP2 HD download bundle would be fucking tits)

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Fin


    Yup. No matter what developers do, a vocal minority will bitch and complain.
    Welcome to the internet :)

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Cygnar

    I don’t get what all the fuss is about. It looks decent, but it doesn’t go beyond my expectations. Maybe it is so exciting just because it is Max Payne, or more generally, a Rockstar game. Am I missing something?

    The story of the earlier games was excellent for a PS2-era action game, but that wasn’t enough for me–the gameplay became a chore after the novelty of diving around in bullet time wore off. I can’t expect the third game to be just like the first two, but it’s difficult being excited when the old games were so shallow from a gameplay perspective.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. DSB

    There’s nothing mindblowing about the trailer beyond the nostalgic reacquaintance, and it does look pretty old.

    I don’t think most people had a hard time getting through the old games, and personally I’d welcome some nicely engineered action, without neccesarily trying to take a bunch of writers way beyond their competence. Of course that’s also Rockstars achilles heel. Everything has to be hoity toity social realism these days, and how they managed to sell that as somehow being entertaining or high brow is beyond me.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out to be yet another utterly uninspired lullaby. But if they do stay true to the original, then I’m buying the ticket and taking the ride.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. ultramega

    I’ve never played the others, but it looks fucking awesome. Nearly everything Rockstar touches is gold, so it should be.

    #55 4 years ago
  56. DaMan

    Back when Max Payne came out, practically all third person shooter games involved nothing but dispatching hordes of braindead enemies, with barely any setting. Remedy’s title was at the very least above those. It was also so dark it was almost funny.

    Oh and it wasn’t PS2 era, it was end of millenium PC era. PS2 got a terrible port almost a year down the line.

    #56 4 years ago
  57. daytripper

    looks brilliant, this and mass effect 3 in the same month? get in :-D

    #57 4 years ago

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    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]