The latest issue of Game Informer features a world exclusive on Max Payne 3.
Deeko had theat the , which tells us the third game in the series will be set in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12 years after Max Payne 2. Max has aged, and now sports a scruffy beard and a bald (or shaven?) head, working in private security for a wealthy family, and addicted to painkillers. The addiction will tie in to the gameplay, but it’s not specified how.
Max Payne 3 will use Rockstar’s RAGE engine from GTA4 and feature a highly destructible environment and a cover system. However, the cover system is “not the focus of the game,” says Rockstar’s Rob Nelson. The gameplay will be similar to the previous Payne titles, but the team took “the elements of traditional Max and expanded it out so the game becomes gun ballet, or gun-fu, or whatever you want to call it.”
Max Payne will ship this winter for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.