Who isn’t looking forward to Max Payne 3? The hype around the game has been high lately, especially after some of the recent trailers were revealed. Rockstar very rarely, if ever, let gamers down and are sure to be putting a concerted effort into the new game featuring the not-so-mad Max.
The new game once again follows the escapades of former detective Max Payne who has started a new life working as a private security officer in Brazil. Already haunted by his past, Max is forced to watch the family he is protecting being attacked by gangs, with a kidnapping taking place. Max must then clear his name and hope that in time he is able to clear his mind of all the horrors he has seen. Something easier said than done.
Max Payne 3 follows on directly from the previous game in the series for continuity reasons, something which Rockstar believe is vital in order to maintain the quality and fandom of the series. The game will showcase the Rockstar Advanced game engine and will include a vast range of weaponry, a new cover system, cinematic cut-scenes as well as the incredible looking new Bullet-Time mechanic.
Not enough for you? Well you are in luck as Max Payne 3 will also include, for the first time, a multiplayer aspect. The multiplayer section is likely to impress if Rockstar’s recent attempts at multiplayer are any indication and by all accounts should pick up a large following. What has been promised are traditional multiplayer modes along with a leveling system, clans and varying strategy options to keep players busy online for gamers who want more than just a single player campaign.
Max Payne 3 could well be one of the best games of the year, but if you still need some convincing why not check out some of the trailers below. Dark, gritty and engrossing, what more could gamers hope for? Max Payne 3 releases on Xbox 360 and PS3 on 18 May 2012.