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 Xbox360, PlayStation 3 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.
Developers: Rockstar Vancouver Rockstar Toronto Rockstar London Rockstar New England Publisher: Rockstar Games Additional Developers: Rockstar Leeds Rockstar North Rockstar San Diego
Wait a minute, I have to finish screaming like a little girl.
Finished. As you can see I'm excited. My favourite f*cking franchise with my favourite f*cking character continues! Hell, I'm probably even more excited than after hearing the announcement of GTA IV PC version.
Just read it on my homepage. I can't f*cking wait! The Max Payne games belong, in my opinion, in the list of best games ever made!
One thing worries me: 'Rockstar Vancouver' is going to develop it... not Remedy. Will they be able to follow the brilliant style of Max Payne made and established by Remedy?
The website looks already really cool (logo 'breaks' with the old Max Payne style ... but gives that 'Max Payne feel'... beardy Max looks pretty kick ass). But Max seems to be bald... or is it just me?
I can't wait... I'm already hyped up for this game. They may not screw this up!