Everything We Know About Max Payne 3
Max Payne 3 is nearly upon us. Nine years after the release of Max Payne 2, Rockstar has rebooted the series for a third installment that includes the classic Bullet Time feature in combat and the franchise’s first turn at online multiplayer.
We’ve run down everything we’ve heard, seen and played in Max Payne 3 and dumped it into one convenient place. Here’s all the dope from plot to multiplayer, and even PC requirements thrown in for good measure.
Eight years have passed in Max Payne’s life since Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, and Max is a bit of a beaten, downtrodden man by the start of the third game. He leaves New York City early in the game, from what we saw at PAX East earlier this year, after being hunted by the mob. Here’s a trailer.
Most of the game, instead, takes place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where Max is working private security. He’s charged with protecting the family of Rodrigo Branco, a local rich dude; but meanwhile, Max is battling his own personal demons and issues like alcoholism. Eventually, Rodrigo’s wife is kidnapped by a gang and Max is charged with her rescue — but things get out of hand in a hurry as Max begins to uncover a conspiracy at the heart of the event and which runs deep in Sao Paulo. Cue much shooting of dudes.
The original voice of Max Payne, James McCaffrey, reprises the role in Max Payne 3. Rockstar also is releasing a three-part comic book that will bridge the gap between Max Payne 2 and Max Payne 3. The first part is already available as a free download.