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Mr Payne is older, twelve years older, and living in Brazil. He's no longer a cop with nothing to lose, and instead is a bodyguard for a wealthy Sao Paulo family. Rockstar have sent over a bunch of images of the new game, showing our favourite emotionally-tortured slow-mo diving dude in the process of dealing with Brazil's unpleasantly-armed urban underworld. The game is being developed with the RAGE engine which powered GTA4, although with some modifications, including "brand-new particle physics technology to deliver spectacular, highly advanced close-quarters combat" and "an intelligent cover system". Rockstar also report that "Bullet-Time, an addiction to painkillers, mature themes and Max’s ever-present internal monologue" will all be present in the new game. So that's good.
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