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New Max Payne 3 Screenshots, Some Actually Look Like Max Payne Now April 22, 2011

Posted by Maniac in Game News.

Max Payne 3 has not had a positive mention in most gamer dialogs since the initial previews of it hit the internet.  Originally developed by Remedy, the same developers who went on to make Alan Wake, Max Payne was a Hard-Boiled New York City detective who went rogue after being framed for murder and staged a personal vendetta against the mafia family that framed him.  Along the way he uncovered a government conspiracy and single-handedly destroyed an entire designer drug operation.

He also fell in love with a mafia hit woman, the identical twin of the Don’s wife.  Twice it appeared she died, and with the multiple endings of Max Payne 2, it was left ambiguous if she had survived or not.  For years fans clamored Remedy and publisher Rockstar for a third game to the series.  They wanted Max back, they wanted to know where the story was going to go from there.  But Remedy was busy working on Alan Wake and no longer had the rights to the game.  Rockstar promised a third game would come, and fans eagerly awaited to see it.

Then the first screenshots and synopsis hit the internet and all that eagerness turned into a collective groan.  Max Payne 3 showed Max in a completely different city in a completely different country. He no longer looked like the character we knew and loved and instead like a flabby bald failure.  What does this have to do with the third game to the series so many know and love?  Well, nothing.

The game had a definite release date which I don’t think anyone was looking forward to.  But some time after the previews and the solid release date were announced the game was pulled from release and the project, which had a pretty steady momentum to release up to that point, went dark.  I think a lot of people figured that the negative press from fans made Rockstar think twice about destroying their extremely expensive property.  I personally was secretly hoping that they’d cancel the game altogether and apologize for the insult that was the initial screenshots.

Well from the looks of it, they’re still going ahead with the project, but these new screenshots show that at least some respect for the property is being added to the game as they do now intend to show the story of how Max went from where he was in the previous games to where the game developers are putting him now.

The game currently has no release date but the site says it’s coming for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.



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