The most badass, metaphor-spewin’, bullet-timin’, shoot-dodgin’ cop may have retired from his job, but not from his games. Max is back, and a whole lot more cynical than ever.
Rockstar announced Max Payne 3 today, the long awaited sequel to a little something I call Max Payne 2. As you’d expect, ol’ Max is as grim and cynical as ever, and will most likely continue to talk in witty metaphors as he shoot-dodges.
Story-wise, Max has retired and also moved out of New York City, but Rockstar refuses to say which city exactly, so y’all are free to speculate for now. But he has got an awesome ‘stache and beard, and he’s goddamned Max Payne.
The whole old man look appears to be ‘in’ now, with Sam Fischer and Solid Snake kicking ass with their hair white and teeth gone. The age appears to indicate that this should be the last Max Payne game, with Payne somewhere in his 40s or 50s. Or so I hope, I really don’t want a Max Payne game where Max is dodging in his wheelchair.
The game will be coming out this Winter for the usual consoles: PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.