Max Payne 3 trailer surfaces?

After its existence was confirmed in 2004, Max Payne 3 faded from public view for five years. Then, this past March, Take-Two officially announced that Rockstar's Vancouver studio was taking the reins of the hard-boiled shooter series. The game was originally pegged for a "winter 2009" release,...

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After its existence was confirmed in 2004, Max Payne 3 faded from public view for five years. Then, this past March, Take-Two officially announced that Rockstar's Vancouver studio was taking the reins of the hard-boiled shooter series. The game was originally pegged for a "winter 2009" release, but has since been pushed back into the first half of 2010.

Unfortunately, other than the game's official site launching with a few screens showing a bald, bulked-up Payne living in a Brazilian slum, little has been heard about the sequel since the initial announcement.

However, this week, what appeared to be a teaser trailer for the game surfaced on YouTube, showing that, despite having less hair and more girth, the series hero will use his signature bullet time mechanic. Rockstar reps had not confirmed its authenticity as of press time, but the character model and title font appear to be the same as those on the game's official site.

The Max Payne franchise began with the acclaimed 2001 original, developed by Finish studio Remedy (Alan Wake), produced by the increasingly troubled 3D Realms (Duke Nukem Forever), and published by Rockstar and Take-Two Interactive's defunct Gathering label. It was followed in 2003 by the similarly praised sequel Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne.

Discussion

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unfogateble
unfogateble

when the game was launched????? i was dieing to play that

unfogateble
unfogateble

when the game was launched????? i was dieing to play that

smashley_kerr
smashley_kerr

I am tired of this. Its been over five years since the last max payne. what the blank is going on with this crap. forest gump must be the programmer for this game because its taking too long

smashley_kerr
smashley_kerr

I am tired of this. Its been over five years since the last max payne. what the blank is going on with this crap. forest gump must be the programmer for this game because its taking too long

Hells_rebelion
Hells_rebelion

Ugh, not another middle eastern themed game. Specially not one with max payne =( Such good memories with the first two but I foresee this one being a run of the mill shooter and nothing more.

Hells_rebelion
Hells_rebelion

Ugh, not another middle eastern themed game. Specially not one with max payne =( Such good memories with the first two but I foresee this one being a run of the mill shooter and nothing more.

jakemanp93
jakemanp93

this game better be good. because its definitely not going to be the same now that remedy isnt making it. what happened to remedy?

jakemanp93
jakemanp93

this game better be good. because its definitely not going to be the same now that remedy isnt making it. what happened to remedy?

Shishio817
Shishio817

I hope they keep the noir-esque feel of the first two. Those games were artistic masterpieces in my opinion, surreal and creepy story, and the gameplay was awesome. *crosses fingers*

Shishio817
Shishio817

I hope they keep the noir-esque feel of the first two. Those games were artistic masterpieces in my opinion, surreal and creepy story, and the gameplay was awesome. *crosses fingers*

aaronfhff123
aaronfhff123

I hope bullet wounds or bloodstains apear ont he bodies of the people you shoot. More games need that. I also hope it beats Max Payne 1. Remember GAMEPLAY FIRST!! GRAPHICS AND PRODUCTION 2nd. Game developers today forget that.

aaronfhff123
aaronfhff123

I hope bullet wounds or bloodstains apear ont he bodies of the people you shoot. More games need that. I also hope it beats Max Payne 1. Remember GAMEPLAY FIRST!! GRAPHICS AND PRODUCTION 2nd. Game developers today forget that.

copkill
copkill

awwww NO...not middle-eastern-like terrorist crap?!

copkill
copkill

awwww NO...not middle-eastern-like terrorist crap?!

Amauris96
Amauris96

This is gonna be one of those games you're gonna add on the Best Games list.

Amauris96
Amauris96

This is gonna be one of those games you're gonna add on the Best Games list.

eddy7
eddy7

cant wait for this!

eddy7
eddy7

cant wait for this!

vedran89
vedran89

Here is some general info on what to expect in the gameplay. The healing system will involve Max's in-story addiction to painkillers. Max can wield two different guns, such as a revolver and an automatic. Max will only be able to have weapons in a realistic manner, i.e. he will only have one rifle or shotgun at a time and must drop a rifle to shoot in akimbo. Motion-comics will bridge the gap between the game's different acts, acting similarly to the graphic novels in the previous games. Max can now use human shields. Many objects in the game are destructible, such as crates The cover system will be introduced in it, though it won't be 'the focus of the game' Max will be able to perform life-saving kill shots should he be near death. If he manages to kill his killer before the screen goes black, he'll spring back to life thanks to an adrenaline boost

vedran89
vedran89

Here is some general info on what to expect in the gameplay. The healing system will involve Max's in-story addiction to painkillers. Max can wield two different guns, such as a revolver and an automatic. Max will only be able to have weapons in a realistic manner, i.e. he will only have one rifle or shotgun at a time and must drop a rifle to shoot in akimbo. Motion-comics will bridge the gap between the game's different acts, acting similarly to the graphic novels in the previous games. Max can now use human shields. Many objects in the game are destructible, such as crates The cover system will be introduced in it, though it won't be 'the focus of the game' Max will be able to perform life-saving kill shots should he be near death. If he manages to kill his killer before the screen goes black, he'll spring back to life thanks to an adrenaline boost

menace420
menace420

i really hope they dont ruin this series. the first two were so original and good.

menace420
menace420

i really hope they dont ruin this series. the first two were so original and good.

JakeBarnes12
JakeBarnes12

Max Payne has a certain look and feel; dark, rain-swept, norish. Payne is a Chandleresque tortured-soul, an existential antihero who seemed to have a shot at happiness with Mona in 'Fall,' all for it to come crashing down. That atmosphere is at the very heart of the series. I'm going to withhold judgment, but the screenshots don't FEEL like Max. Max Payne is a lot more than just bullet time.

JakeBarnes12
JakeBarnes12

Max Payne has a certain look and feel; dark, rain-swept, norish. Payne is a Chandleresque tortured-soul, an existential antihero who seemed to have a shot at happiness with Mona in 'Fall,' all for it to come crashing down. That atmosphere is at the very heart of the series. I'm going to withhold judgment, but the screenshots don't FEEL like Max. Max Payne is a lot more than just bullet time.

Jerry_Sully
Jerry_Sully

The first Max Payne was amazing. The sequel was pretty good too. Really looking forward to seeing if they can turn out another great addition to the series.

Jerry_Sully
Jerry_Sully

The first Max Payne was amazing. The sequel was pretty good too. Really looking forward to seeing if they can turn out another great addition to the series.

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geoff-uk123

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raptor1906
raptor1906

I've been quite 'annoyed' with the concept of the new bald Max Payne But i guess Max Payne series has no where to go if it continued with the same detective searching for vengence. Sometimes a huge change which disappoints audiences at the beginning would lead to its success in the end. Cant wait for Max Payne 3 i would really be annoyed if it didnt live up to the standards of Max Payne 2 because it was one of the very best games in my huge game collection.

raptor1906
raptor1906

I've been quite 'annoyed' with the concept of the new bald Max Payne But i guess Max Payne series has no where to go if it continued with the same detective searching for vengence. Sometimes a huge change which disappoints audiences at the beginning would lead to its success in the end. Cant wait for Max Payne 3 i would really be annoyed if it didnt live up to the standards of Max Payne 2 because it was one of the very best games in my huge game collection.

rveegee
rveegee

Max's taken a hell of an emotional beating the past two games...he deserves redemption. I hope the story-line incorporates that instead of taking him down to hell again...it's about time he emerges on top of things still INTACT. I think the setting of brazil and the presence of shanty towns offer a more cat and mouse type of gameplay...and we all know who the hunter is. Besides he's like a mercenary and they're usually BADASS!

rveegee
rveegee

Max's taken a hell of an emotional beating the past two games...he deserves redemption. I hope the story-line incorporates that instead of taking him down to hell again...it's about time he emerges on top of things still INTACT. I think the setting of brazil and the presence of shanty towns offer a more cat and mouse type of gameplay...and we all know who the hunter is. Besides he's like a mercenary and they're usually BADASS!

classic-gamer
classic-gamer

the story should be good ...as the other 2 versions were hit bcz of their story & presentation.....let's see...

classic-gamer
classic-gamer

the story should be good ...as the other 2 versions were hit bcz of their story & presentation.....let's see...

Dante2710
Dante2710

im prob one of the few who has never liked max payne games

Dante2710
Dante2710

im prob one of the few who has never liked max payne games

Herenr
Herenr

I really don't think the game's concept is a bad idea. Max being a recluse in Brazil seems believable, particularly when one takes into account all he lost in the previous games. Seems he let himself go.

Herenr
Herenr

I really don't think the game's concept is a bad idea. Max being a recluse in Brazil seems believable, particularly when one takes into account all he lost in the previous games. Seems he let himself go.

Exactlamento
Exactlamento

that is no trailer. Hell it isn't worthy being a teaser!!! Anger-max!!

Exactlamento
Exactlamento

that is no trailer. Hell it isn't worthy being a teaser!!! Anger-max!!

03240978
03240978

It will be another 3rd person crap console game--don't even think about playing this on the PC as it would be just another pathetic port job.

03240978
03240978

It will be another 3rd person crap console game--don't even think about playing this on the PC as it would be just another pathetic port job.