Rockstar Games has delayed the Max Payne 3 release date on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to May 15th, 2012 in North America and May 18th, 2012 internationally; and for the PC on May 29th, 2012 in North America and June 1st, 2012 internationally.
“Rockstar Studios are delivering a game that’s both incredibly cinematic and very, very intense to play.” -Sam Houser
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“Max Payne 3 brings powerful storytelling back to the action-shooter genre,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “Rockstar Studios are delivering a game that’s both incredibly cinematic and very, very intense to play.”
Based on incredibly precise and fluid gunplay and maintaining the series’ famed dark and cinematic approach, Max Payne 3 follows the famed former New York detective onto the streets of São Paulo, Brazil. Max Payne now works in executive protection for the wealthy Rodrigo Branco in the hopes of escaping the memories of his troubled past. When a street gang kidnaps Rodrigo’s wife, Max is pulled into a conspiracy of shadowy, warring factions threading every aspect of São Paulo society in a deadly web that threatens to engulf everyone and everything around him.
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In another first for the series, Max Payne 3’s multiplayer offering brings the game’s cinematic feel, fluid gunplay and kinetic sense of movement into the realm of online multiplayer. Building on the fiction and signature gameplay elements of the Max Payne universe, Max Payne 3 features a wide range of new and traditional multiplayer modes that play on the themes of paranoia, betrayal and heroism, all delivered with the same epic visual style of the single-player game.
The Design and Technology Behind The Scenes video below gives a detailed look at the targeting mechanics, movement and animation, enemy intelligence and other technical design innovations going into building an advanced, intense and immersive action-shooter with Max Payne 3.
Creating a Cutting Edge Action-Shooter trailer:
The second Design and Technology Behind The Scenes video below shows how Rockstar set out to reimagine the gunplay mechanics of the third person action shooter. With a precision targeting system that’s reflective of a first person game and lifelike weapon animation design, Max Payne 3 aims to create an unparalleled level of immersion and cinematic realism.
Targeting and Weapons trailer: