Max Payne 3 News & General Discussion Thread - Release Date May 2012
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.
Genre: Third-Person Shooter
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Developer: Rockstar Vancouver
Release Date: TBA
'First Max Payne 3 details released'
In the latest issue of the popular gaming magazine Edge, the very first details of Max Payne 3 have been uncovered and the game is looking mighty fine. You can see the information contained in the magazine below, but make sure to pick up an actual copy of the issue to get the best out of it.
» Max's "classic narration" is back and will make an easy transition between cutscenes and gameplay.
» There will be a new cover system (use the left trigger to duck behind objects and the right to pop out).
» Blind fire can be used while in cover by just releasing the left trigger.
» There is a wheel-based system for selecting a weapon.
» Max has been seen with such weapons as pistols, sniper rifles, rifles, and sub-machine guns.
» You will be able to select two one-handed weapons for dual wield.
» Aiming is not straightforward and predicted. This will give the game a "vivid sense of momentum."
» Bullet-time sequences triggered by events will create awesome slow-mo action scenes.
» Environments are fully destructible.
» There is also bullet-cam sequences where you'll see bullets with bullet trails whiz past you.
» There are "hundreds" of customized animations for multiple characters and situations.
» Instead of the classic comic cutscenes, real animations will be used in action collages.
» Motion capture is being used for animations.
» All animations will be smooth and fluid, rather than just a ragdoll slamming into a wall.
» The game takes place in Sao Paulo.
» The location was chosen due to its large size and diversity of both the rich and poor.
» Lots of research on this city has been done (similar to the research done in past Max Paynes).
» The game takes place eight years after Max Payne 2 and Max is no longer part of the NYPD.
» You will get a "glimpse" of Max between New York Max and the alcoholic Max he is now.
» The story will surround events concerning both Max and his partner, Passos.
I'm starting to get hyped for this game, and since the first 2 games are some of the best third person shooters made i thought it deserved its own thread.
Max Payne 3 screenshots reignite your bullet-time desires
Two new shots show a stealthy Max
Rockstar has broken its silence on Max Payne 3 with these two new screenshots.
These new shots show a familiar-looking Max sneaking through a hallway and assassinating some fool clearly outwitted by Max's mad bullet-time dodging skills.
The firm has been way too quiet on the third-person shooter since it got us all excited with new screenshots back in May.
Back in June several retailers updated their listings for Rockstar's crime thriller, pointing to a US release on December 1, 2011. Rockstar kept quiet on the matter, but with these new shots a rep says to "expect a lot of news in the next few months"