Max Payne 3 Hits Late in '09 (PC)
Hard-boiled detective Max Payne is back, with a few more wrinkles and an even bigger chip on his shoulder.
Six years after the release of Max Payne 2, Rockstar Games, best known for its Grand Theft Auto games, decides it's time to unleash a new Max Payne on the world -- Max Payne 3.
Like the previous games, the hard-boiled detective story will focus on former NYPD gumshoe Max Payne, who's a poster child for Prozac -- he's got major internal demons and a penchant for violence. Sam Houser, Rockstar Games' founder, says that the new Max will be "older, more world-weary and more cynical than before."
It's hard to imagine what a "more cynical" version of Max Payne will be like -- he's already plenty cynical, but we're sure that will somehow translate into more violence, bloodshed and dialogue that sounds like it was ripped from a Dashiell Hammett novel.
The first two Max Payne games (released 2001 and 2003) are often credited with starting the trend of using slow-mo "bullet time" in games -- then used in hundreds of games after -- were some of the few games in the early aughts to successfully blend an interesting storyline and a sympathetic character with high-octane action.
We just hope this Max Payne -- out for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC later this year -- will make us forget about all about the game's abominable film adaptation starring Mark Walburg that stunk up box offices last year.
Edited by Marius, 23 March 2009 - 12:44 PM.