A story of a retired police detective embroiled in a world of corruption, turmoil and intense violence
Rockstar Games today announced that the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Max Payne 3, the sequel developed by Rockstar Studios, are now available in North America - both versions will be launched internationally on May 18, 2012.
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 Sao Paulo Brazil protecting Rodrigo Branco, a wealthy businessman, 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.
In a first for the franchise, Max Payne 3 brings the series’ signature combination of precise shooting, fluid movement and Bullet Time online in a range of co-operative and competitive modes that allow players to compete in free-for-all deathmatches, fight for the right to play as Max Payne in Payne Killer, or build out events from the single-player story in the dynamically branching rounds of Gang Wars.
Max Payne 3 for PC will be available on May 29, 2012 in North America and June 1, 2012 internationally.