Ooh! A Max Payne 3 Release Date And Trailer

By Craig Pearson on February 3rd, 2012 at 9:45 am.

Renowned photographer Johnny Fraps died taking this shot
Max Payne 3: Bullet Gargles finally has a PC release date. I thought I’d be cool and mark the June 1st release on my calendar by shooting at the date, marking the special occasion with a bullet hole, but then I realised it’s out on the 29th of May in North America. I tried to flip the calendar over with another bullet, but things got out of hand. If they want to follow my gunspree release schedule, Rockstar will just have to release it on June 12th, The Corner of My Monitor, My Foot, and Next Door’s Housekeeper. While I bandage up and shop online for a new identity, distract yourselves with the new trailer they released.

It’s all about a big gun.

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  1. fippmeister says:

    I’m really looking forwards to seeing what reason they have for postponing the release. (=

    • Syra says:

      I’m looking forward to this so much my panties just got wet.

  2. Echo Black says:

    A trailer for a single weapon? They’re going for the gun porn appeal, I see. MP1 and 2 had that in spades (you could pause the game and see the textured interior of the Desert Eagle as the slide moved back to eject the casings), so it’s kinda cool that’s back.

  3. iARDAs says:

    This game puts me in a tough spot of whether deciding if the game will be good, bad or average. I think it could be any of the above.

    That being said the first time i ever played Max Payne 1 was back in late 90s as most of you. That time the guy in the video store sold me this game saying ” this is the game of the movie MATRIX ”

    I was so excited to hear that a game based on MATRIX was here. I started playing it and when I saw the SLOW MOTION EFFECT, i said ” YEAH, MATRIX GAME RULES”, and it only hit me that this was not a game based on the movie Matrix, when i actually finished the game.

    It was a very fun game but as far as I remember it was short. Same as the second one, I know that the 3rd Max Payne will be very good in fighting and graphically but I hope it will be more bang for the buck kind o a game. In other words i hope it will be much longer with a stronger story.

    • Echo Black says:

      My first playthrough of MP2 took about 5 hours. These days I can beat it in 2h or something. Back when it came out short games weren’t the norm at all, so it caught a lot of flak for it.

      MP1 is considerably longer I’d say.

    • Belsameth says:

      I’d go even further with my predictions and say most sites will give it a score between 1 and 10!

      1 and 2 where great tho, I loved the whole atmosphere and story. The gameplay was, indeed, nothing to sneeze at either.

    • AshEnke says:

      Don’t worry about lenght, we’ll have a rushed multiplayer mode, coop gameplay and hundreds of tiny objects to collect in order to get all the achievements.

    • Hindenburg says:

      Because i just love being a pedant, MP1 was released in 2001. If you played it in the late 90′s, you’re a wizard.

    • scottossington says:

      Maybe he has marijuana memory. At lest he got the century correct.

  4. Luke says:

    I thought the “8-bit Max Payne” video that showed up in the related videos list was much better than the actual trailer.

  5. Earl-Grey says:

    Hnnng! There are no oceans between our internets! …or someting.
    If the goal of this was to make me sulk through my breakfast, it sure succeeded, Rockstar.

  6. Rattlepiece says:

    Now let’s just hope for no 30 fps cap and that Rockstar spent a few minutes trying to optimize the game!

  7. Jabberslops says:

    I never got around to playing Max Payne 1 until almost 9 years ago when I finally bought the PC version for super cheap. I played it and loved it until I got to a point where I said no more and stopped playing. I was at the part where it was a dark room in a house with some narrow bridge maze bullshit (from what I remember) and I kept falling. Up to that point the game was pretty good, but that damn room ruined the game for me. To this day I still haven’t finished MP1.

    I played my friends PC copy of Max Payne 2, I remember finishing it and that is all I really remember of the game. It wasn’t note worthy in my opinion. It didn’t have the same awesomeness of MP1, especially considering the whole Matrix Style gun play.

    I don’t know if I will be buying Max Payne 3. If they release a PC demo that feels like the demo of Max Payne 1 I might consider it when it’s on sale.

    • theloz says:

      Ahhh, the old nightmare levels. Shame you didn’t persevere – Max Payne was a hell of a game!

    • max pain says:

      I finished it 6 or 7 times.

  8. Mormont says:

    Did the first guy really say “Get the baldy!”?

    • Brotoles says:

      The guy said “Mete fogo!”, which is kind of a brazilian slang for “Shoot him!”

      The brazilian accent on those guys isn’t quite right, which pisses me a little… These developers spend millions on the game, but can’t hire a real brazilian guy to record the voices… :-)

      The only game with real brazilian voices that I can remember is Modern Warfare 2, in the Rio de Janeiro chapter…

    • Syra says:

      Maybe, like Max, that thug was a foreigner in Brazil with a gun. MIND BLOWN?

    • boiys says:

      reminds me of the terrible brasilian accents in the Norton Hulk movie.

      At best I suspect that they’ll all have carioca accents in Sao Paulo

    • Brotoles says:

      Syra: It makes a WHOLE LOT of sense now!! ^_^

      boiys: in the Hulk movie they sound more like the portuguese from Portugal :-)

  9. jimjames says:

    Rock-star’s character motion is always a little bit ropey. It looks like it went from mo-cap studio to game, I wish they’d spend a little more love on getting it to move right and did some traditional key framing here and there. The first shot had a ton of jerky motion on the arm swing and when he hits people with his gun the key spacing seems to be even the whole way, it looks like they’re being tickled.

  10. Ross Angus says:

    If only we could talk to the bullets.

  11. therighttoarmbears says:

    I LOL’d so hard at that alt text

  12. Toberoth says:

    Well I’ll be damned, this trailer went ahead and made me excited for the game!

  13. eclipse mattaru says:

    I find myself completely unable to give a rat’s ass about this. I love the Max Paynes to bits, but I feel that, with everyone and their dog being dead at the end of The Fall… there’s just nothing else to be told. Sometimes the most important part of a story is knowing when to wrap it up.

    It’s the same situation of X-Files: The series should have ended halfway into season 6, yet it dragged on for ever, and it even spawned a second movie that only served as conclusive proof that the really interesting characters were the ones that had already died by then.

  14. RogerioFM says:

    I always find funny when they hire those VAs to the voices of Brazilians, like our criminals are educated and knows how to say things properly. Modern Warfare 2 was specially funny in this regards, best yet when they use Spanish names.