Max Payne 3 DLC, Rockstar DLC Pass Announced
Rockstar has announced their DLC plans for Max Payne 3, an they confirm that whatever the single player campaign contains, that is all players can expect. Rockstar’s entire DLC strategy is for multiplayer content only.
The first DLC pack, ‘Local Justice’ will be available for download in JUne, just a few weeks after the release of Max Payne 3. It will include the Police Precinct map for Gang Wars, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer multiplayer modes. Two other maps will also be included, each for Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer modes, and players will get access to new precinct-themed multiplayer avatar items, multiplayer challenges, and more, to be announced content. 6 more DLC packs will follow, all multiplayer maps, with the run concluding in fall, 2012, possibly just in time for the release of Grand Theft Auto V, currently rumored to be due in late October.
In addition to the DLC schedule, Rockstar also announced the new Max Payne 3 Rockstar DLC Pass service for XBLA and PSN. Similar to the Season Pass used for Saints Row The Third, for $29.99 it gives players access to all of the DLC, a deep discount over the cost of buying them individually. Personally, I won’t be purchasing this since I don’t plan to spend the majority of my Max Payne 3 time on multiplayer. But I can report that it was a fantastic deal for SR3. So, I guess yay for those of you down for MP3 multiplayer.
As always, because we love you, here’s the press release.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO – News), is happy to announce downloadable content plans for the upcoming cinematic action-shooter, Max Payne 3, including a new Rockstar DLC Pass. New multiplayer maps, modes, bursts, items, playable characters, challenges and more will be available to purchase in the coming months on the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network, PlayStation® Network for the PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, and PC.
“The story of Max Payne 3 begins in the single-player game and crosses over into the deepest multiplayer experience we’ve ever created,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We intend to support the Max Payne community with new and innovative content well into the future.”
The first Max Payne 3 map pack arrives in June 2012. Dubbed “Local Justice,” the Map Pack includes the Police Precinct map for Gang Wars, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer multiplayer modes. The pack will also feature two additional maps for Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer, new precinct-themed multiplayer avatar items, multiplayer challenges, and more.
Beginning today, players can pre-order the Max Payne 3 Rockstar DLC Pass for Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network from Best Buy and GameStop in the United States and directly from the PlayStation Network. The Rockstar DLC Pass grants access to all upcoming Max Payne 3 downloadable content and is available for 2400 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE), or $29.99 (PlayStation Network and PC) – over a 35% discount compared to purchasing the content individually. Once purchased, the Rockstar DLC Pass enables gamers to download all DLC releasing through the end of 2012, as it is made available on Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network, and PC.
Featuring cutting edge shooting mechanics for precision gunplay, advanced new Bullet Time® and Shootdodge™ effects, full integration of Natural Motion’s Euphoria Character Behavior system for lifelike movement and a dark and twisted story, Max Payne 3 is a seamless, highly detailed, cinematic experience from Rockstar Games.
Below is the release schedule for upcoming downloadable content packs. Additional packs including the release of all digital pre-order incentives will be revealed at a later date:
Local Justice Map Pack
Disorganized Crime Map Pack
Deathmatch Made In Heaven Mode Pack
Hostage Negotiation Map Pack
New York Minute Co-Op Pack
Painful Memories Map Pack
Trickle Down Economics Map Pack
Prepare your painkillers, the Payne is back for a third session of shoot-dodging. Grab your pistols, join our text and video walkthrough and you might just survive.