The sound of thousands of fanboys crying in joy was heard across the intarnets today as Rockstar Games announced that Max Payne 3 is coming to current gen consoles & the PC Q4 2009!
Then they said Rockstar Vancouver will be developing it…
I’m sure we won’t have the same sort of communal (unwarranted) backlash that was reserved for Fallout 3, but it’s hard not to to be sceptical when the original creative force behind Max Payne – Remedy Entertainment (and more importantly, Sam Lake), who are currently up to their necks in the bottomless pit that is Alan Wake – aren’t having anything to do with the game.
It’s being billed as the next big chapter in Max’s story, which seems to revolve around hie bearded retired frame milling around Canada… Comparisons with the terminally missing Splinter Cell: Conviction have been drawn!
Here’s what Rockstar have to say –
New York, NY – March 23, 2009 – Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce that Max Payne 3 is currently in development and scheduled for a winter 2009 release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC. Developed by Rockstar Vancouver, Max Payne 3 tells the story of a retired police detective embroiled in a world of corruption, turmoil and intense violence.
The award-winning Max Payne franchise put players in the role of Max Payne, a hard-boiled New York City detective with a penchant for violence, out to avenge the death of his family. The latest installment delivers more of the classic elements and hyper-intense action that fans have come to love, while moving the story of Max in a new direction.
“We’re starting a new chapter of Max’s life with this game,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “This is Max as we’ve never seen him before, a few years older, more world-weary and cynical than ever. We experience the downward spiral of his life after the events of Max Payne 2 and witness his last chance for salvation.”
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.
Max Payne 3 will be available in winter 2009 for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PC.
For more information, log onto www.rockstargames.com/maxpayne3.