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Max Payne 3 Out March 2012 With Multiplayer

Bearded and/or bald bodyguard/cop simulation Max Payne 3 has a release date of March 2012. I suppose that’s a release month rather than date. But the month isn’t the exciting part; the exciting part is that the release date is for both consoleboxes and PC. Hurrah! This is Rockstar, remember, so they might have kept us waiting until 2018. There will also be a multiplayer mode, more details of which below, and there are two new screenshots to look at. It's a veritable trenchcoat pocket full of details!

Does Max Payne need multiplayer? I’m not sure he does, but he’s getting it anyway and it will include “a deep reward and levelling system”. Fine. It will also apparently deliver an experience that “dynamically alters maps and mode progression for all players in a match”. I don’t know what that means and wouldn’t like to guess until I have more than a string of words to base my guesses upon. [Perhaps something like L4D2's map-changing director?]

Here be pictures. Click for larger versions:

bald and bearded

bearded, not bald

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