Max Payne has officially returned with the release of Max Payne 3 for the 360 and PS3. Now a down-and-out bodyguard for the rich in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Payne must bring out his inner noire Denzel in a Man on Fire-style paynefest (ha!) on some mysterious kidnappers.
In addition to the return of bullet-time, Max Payne 3 includes partners and sidekicks, a new cover system, destructible environments, bullet-cams, and Natural Motion’s Euphoria character behavior system for more realistic shoot-dodge moves. The PC version will be coming out later this month on the 29.
Rockstar also announced the availability of the melodic Tears, the song from Health that is featured in the prominent TV ad, on iTunes.
Max Payne 3 picks up the story of fallen former New York City detective Max Payne – several years after the events of the original games. Close to washed up and addicted to painkillers, Max accepts a job offer of private security work in São Paulo, Brazil, protecting wealthy businessman Rodrigo Branco and his beautiful trophy wife Fabiana in the hopes of an escape from his tragic past. When Fabiana is abducted while under Max’s protection, Max finds himself caught up in something much larger than a simple kidnapping, looking for answers on the streets of an unfamiliar city as his personal demons return to haunt him once again.
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