Max Payne 3 is now available at retail stores across North America for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The latest in the groundbreaking series known for bringing Bullet Time®, noir atmosphere and Hong Kong action movie aesthetics to video games, Max Payne 3 combines highly sophisticated gunplay and fluid movement with a dark, twisted narrative, and intensely cinematic presentation.
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 São Paulo, Brazil, protecting wealthy businessman Rodrigo Branco 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 series, Max Payne 3 brings the series’ signature combination of precise shooting, fluid movement and Bullet Time to online multiplayer, with a range of co-operative and competitive modes that allow players to compete in free-for-all matches, fight for the chance to play as Max Payne himself in Payne Killer, or build out events from the single-player story in the dynamically branching Gang Wars mode.
Max Payne 3 is also the first Rockstar title to feature Crews, persistent clans of friends that can play together online, building alliances and rivalries while tracking progress and Crew Feuds through the Social Club. Crews extend across platforms and across game titles, with Crews created within Max Payne 3 ready and available for players in Grand Theft Auto V and other future titles. Developed across Rockstar Games Studios Worldwide, Max Payne 3 is now available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in North America and coming this Friday, May 18th in Europe. Look for the PC version launching on May 29th in North America and June 1st in Europe as well. For more on Max Payne 3, check out the recently released Official Launch Trailer along with links to a collection of additional videos and features from the official website.