Max Payne 3 Screenshots and Details Revealed

It’s been a while Max Payne. The last time I saw you was like what, 8 years ago? Well, the time has come for you to make a return, and Rockstar Games has released new screenshots and some new details for Max Payne 3.

Here’s the official story synopsis

Max Payne 3 is set eight years after the events of the last installment. No longer a cop, Max is close to washed-up, drunk and addicted to painkillers. Without a job on the force, Max has left the greater New York area, and he finds himself in Sao Paulo, Brazil, working in the burgeoning field of private security.

Max’s latest assignment sees him protecting the family of Rodrigo Branco, a wealthy real estate mogul and his two brothers: Victor, a local politician and the youngest, Marcello, a party-loving Eurotrash playboy, along with Fabiana Branco, Rodrigo’s trophy wife, and Giovanna, Fabiana’s sister.

The story of Max’s descent from vengeful, leather-jacket wearing detective roaming the alleys of New York to the broken, shaven-headed man out for justice on unfamiliar streets far from home is at the center of Max Payne 3.

Here are the things that’s returning to Max Payne 3:
Graphic novel panels
James McCaffrey, the original voice of Max (his appearance, face, and movements will be captured)

Max Payne 3 will utilize Natural Motion’s Euphoria which allows for a unique character behavior. If you add that with Bullet Time, prepare for some really cool experiences as you shoot-dodge your way into enemy territory. Max will move his body according to whatever is in his way, like a wall or obstacle, when shoot-dodging. Enemies will also react realistically, and differently to each bullet being fired.

In previous games, Bullet Time can be triggered when just pressing a button, or dodging. Now it can be triggered at different areas with different set pieces, creating cool epic moments.

A new feature for Max Payne is the cover system. It’s a very much needed system, and I’m glad this game will have it along with his other cool moves.

Rockstar Studios is taking the time to create tiny details, like Max Payne sweating on his face and shirt, or blood soaking as the battle rages on. Small details for weapons are also taken into account, like hammers cock back, slides move, shells expel from the chamber and literally hundreds more.

The people that meet and help Max Payne will play a big role, as they have many hours of motion capture for each characters, making their reactions unique as they progress through the game.

Max Payne 3’s release date is still to be determined and will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Source: Rockstar Games

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