New Max Payne 3 Trailer, Screens

Rockstar delivers exclusive new screenshots of Max Payne 3, as well as the second official trailer for the game.

Rockstar Games just released the second official trailer for Max Payne 3 and also sent GameSpot a couple of exclusive screenshots to accompany it, including this one, in which one of Max's enemies appears to lose his gun, and his face:

Max Payne inflicts maximum pain.
Like the debut trailer released in September, today's doesn't give too much away about the story. It does offer some insight into the titular protagonist's unenviable predicament, though; it seems the kidnap victim mentioned previously is Fabiana Branco, the trophy wife of Max's powerful employer. Worse still, she was under Max's protection when she was taken.
We're told that this is merely the start of Max's ordeal, which, as he fights to uncover the truth behind the kidnapping, will see him getting pulled into all manner of messed-up situations that involve Sao Paulo's street gangs, elite police units, and paramilitary forces.
Max's broken pane.
The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Max Payne 3 are currently scheduled for release on May 18. The PC version will follow on June 1. Look for more Max Payne 3 goodness on GameSpot in the coming months.

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sowrdsteel
sowrdsteel

I think max payne had brain tumor surgery. That's why he is bald.

panalui86
panalui86

Looks like a great game! This should hold me off while i await GTA V... whenever it is that it comes out!

scarletsnake
scarletsnake

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ramzabeulf
ramzabeulf

slow motion + head shot = awesome

ramzabeulf
ramzabeulf

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Vaev
Vaev

Looks fantastic, I can't wait. It'll be nice to learn when Max goes bald, cause then you're really in for some fun gameplay...

KAM10000
KAM10000

This will be An Awesome HIT !!!

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

@scarletsnake MP3 has the same noir style just in a different environment, where's your god now?

Namgis
Namgis

From what I read, the story sounds a little along the lines of Man on Fire. Sounds good to me. Revenge is a dish best served bloody.

scarletsnake
scarletsnake

@Morphine_OD That doesn't justify your point, groowagon's still right, and they're referring to the style, not the time/era the events take place in. So if they brand it a noir game based on style, it's a noir game.

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

@scarletsnake I've seen favelas more than once and believe me, they're not exclusive to San Paulo. Everywhere is the same ran down hell. Developers have stated that MP has been influenced by noir novels, not that it was noir itself. All contemporary noir is neo-noir. Classic noir is America's 40-50s.

w1ggyj
w1ggyj

Damn it you guys, it's just a game. I for one love the old Payne titles (just finished replaying MP2 last week) and cannot wait for this new location. The new stuff looks amazing. If I was Max I don't think I'd want to stick around in NY either, after all the poo he's been through! A move to the other side of the world is completely realistic. But then I'm European, and I forgot that Americans don't actually ever leave the US. Oh wait, wasn't Max created by Europeans? And he's not actually real!! Bring on Sao Paulo!! And BTW, when have any of the other games had happy endings? It would be more shocking if Max went off into the sunset with a martini and the girl would it not?

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w1ggyj

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scarletsnake
scarletsnake

@Morphine_OD It's Sao Paulo, not San Paolo. You talk like you know the place yet you can't even spell the name right. And the developers at Remedy have stated that MP1 and 2 were noir, not neo-noir. So I'll take their word over yours. Groowagon is right on every point he makes.

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

@groowagon Lol, MP and MP2 were neo-noir, not noir. Magic words are Neo Noir, my friend. And this game does have enough Neo Noir. If you associate San Paolo only with vacations and cocktails - I dare you to spend you next holiday season in favelas.

groowagon
groowagon

@Morphine_OD it's just that the voice is the only recognisable thing about that character anymore... other than that, there's no Max Payne anywhere to be seen. the magic words are Film Noir. this game doesn't have it. if after completing MP2 someone would've told me that the next Max Payne will be having him drink cocktails on sunny beach with a hawaii shirt on, i would've laughed my as$ off. surprise surprise, here we are.

shantd
shantd

Looks like it's going to be a great shooter, but it just doesn't feel like Max Payne. There's nothing noir about this. Hope I'm wrong...

pidow
pidow

Man from the 29th to now 1 June, are they sure?. With all the waiting, Max should be perfect. I'll wait!.

DethAngel22
DethAngel22

@wepeel It's not that they're opposed to choice. They just want to tell a story. Most games do this, seldom do games let you choose your path. Why have you narrowed it down that Rock Star doesn't believe in choice? It's like critisizing Skyrim for not believing in shooting. It's not that kind of game, it shouldn't push to be something else.

sleepyj327
sleepyj327

Redefining the Max Payne series I see. Seems too GTA-like for me. I liked the gritty, urban, concrete jungle setting better.

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

@Harrydapro and the rest of you: you do realize that the voice of Max Payne hasn't changed? It's the same James McCaffrey that voiced Max in MP1 and MP2.

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

@wepeel LA Noire was made by Team Bondi, not Rockstar. And LA Noire had an awful twist in the story, everybody were talking about it's inconsistency and plot holes back in the day it was released. However RDR is consistent and logical through and through.

wepeel
wepeel

@supertom I thought Red Dead was a decent game, but then they repeated the same principle in LA Noire. It's like Rocktar imposes some kind of morality on the player, that if you have done bad stuff in the past, you'll have to pay for it - and everything else has to step aside to make that happen. It just doesn't sit well with me, especially in a game where you spend most of it doing small tasks for largely inconsequential people. I prefer to have some player agency/choice and get a say in my character's fate, but that doesn't seem like something Rockstar believes in.

Ejhutch15
Ejhutch15

RED DEAD SAD ENDING, LA NOIRE SAD ENDING, MAX PAYNE 3?

dalua360
dalua360

I saw something I hate on current movies, which is when the main character (protagonist) gets caught by the bad guys.... Oh I hate that! I loved the old style hero movies where the good guys were unstoppable! If you're elite, you never fail, period.

supertom221
supertom221

@wepeel I can see you were dissapointed with Red Dead Redemption. Many were upset about the finale of John Marston, but you must realize that the Story was made for that, and it presents you with the harsh truth that it can't always end in a good way. Besides that, Red Dead was a quality game that delivered on every one of it's aspects, and went for a type of style other developers are often not brave enough to try-- The Wild West. That deserves respect in itself.

wepeel
wepeel

@supertom221 They've disappointed me a lot lately. I wouldn't be surprised if towards the end of Max Payne 3 you suddenly get to play as some sideline bozo instead, and then in the finale Max himself gets unceremoniously killed off, Rockstar style.

Renunciation
Renunciation

@eyerok - You say "this is Max Payne in name only", while citing the "run of the mill Hollywood action flick that this trailer looks like" -- and that is a very fair point! Just keep in mind that game trailers don't always represent the games very accurately; they have a tendency to focus on cut scenes, and often fall short of conveying what the actual "feel" of playing the game is like. ...However, it's never a bad idea to approach any game with healthy dose of skepticism; better to be skeptical and surprised instead of feeling hyped-up and then let down.

supertom221
supertom221

The Bad news? This looks nothing like Max Payne. Bullet Time, yeah, sure, but Max going bald? Working for a crime organization like some hired mercenary? Brazil being portrayed as a zone of terror, which is hardly accurate? NO. The Good News? It's Rockstar. When was the last time a Rockstar game dissapointed??

Meet391
Meet391

OMG!!! Now that was a good trailer. Kind of what you would expect for a Max Payne game. Can't wait for this one. Bullet Timing is back..!!!

UnaSolida
UnaSolida

Goddammit theres something about Max that don't feel right.

dinosaur-123
dinosaur-123

Do these rockstar guys even know how Brazil is ? i remmember last vacation that i got there people did

danielserpa
danielserpa

Hope they use real brazilians to do the voice in game. Also, paramilitary forces in Brazil??? Thats stupid.

game_eater
game_eater

That's Chuck Norris, not Max Payne :P

AdjustTo
AdjustTo

wait.... is this guy supose to be Max Payne ?? what the hell happend to him... anyways i look forward to this game, I grow up on Max Payne 1 and 2...and im sure Rockstar wont disappoint...:)

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stick2zero
stick2zero

@mediarays both ofcourse but if i have to choose one? Probably max payne i played a lot of GTA lately