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Rockstar pushes Max Payne 3 into May – dates confirmed

Rockstar's announced its pushed Max Payne 3 into May 2012 for the console version, with the PC version out by the start of June

The PS3 and 360 versions launch on May 15 in North America and May 18 in Europe. The PC SKU launches in the US on May 29 and in Europe on June 1.

"Max Payne 3 brings powerful storytelling back to the action-shooter genre," said Rockstar president Sam Houser. "Rockstar Studios are delivering a game that’s both incredibly cinematic and very, very intense to play.”

The new launch window sees Max brought into Rockstar's typical launch period. Its released Red Dead Redemption and LA Noire in the past two Mays on record.

The move into Take Two's FY2013 means the company now expects to report a net loss for FY2012.

"We do not take changes to our release schedule lightly, and this short delay will ensure that Max Payne 3 delivers the highest quality, groundbreaking entertainment experience that is expected from our company," said Take Two CEO Strauss Zelnick.

"Max Payne 3 promises to be one of our most exciting releases to date, and we are confident that consumers will once again be amazed by Rockstar's ability to take interactive entertainment to another level."

The third installment in the action series is in the hands of Rockstar Vancouver after creators Remedy handed the IP to Rockstar to work on Alan Wake.

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