In an official online announcement made today by gaming giants Rockstar, the third installment of the Max Payne franchise was not only given a release date but details about the new game were also revealed…like the genitals of a embarrassing drunken Uncle at a wedding, (long story).
One of the biggest surprises of this new title, which will pick up exactly where Max Payne 2 finished, will be the inclusion of a multi-player mode the very first of its kind in the series which will also include‘…a deep reward and leveling system, persistent clans and multiple strategic load-out options.‘ The bullet-time mechanic, which the game was famous for, remains but according to Rockstar has been tweaked and refined to give players a whole new experience.
As for the general plot of the game, scheduled for release in March 2012, Rockstar announced the following:
Still haunted by the memories of his traumatic past, Max begins a new life working private security protecting a wealthy industrialist and his family in Sao Paulo, Brazil. When gangs target the family under his protection, Max is forced to fight to save his clients and clear his name, in a bid to, once and for all, rid himself of the demons that have tortured him for far too long.
So exactly like the plot to Tony Scott’s Man On Fire only this time the hero is a white, bearded, bald guy. Speaking of Man On Fire who could forget this: