Max Payne 3 Gets A Launch Trailer Full Of BulletsBy: Zach Walton - April 22, 2012
We’ve been covering Max Payne 3 for a while now. The long-time coming sequel to Remedy’s excellent bullet-time noir action series has fans anticipating what may be the best Max Payne yet. You still might be on the fence though. After all the trailers and all the hype, you’re still not convinced that Rockstar can pull off something as good as Remedy can.
For the skeptical gamer, Rockstar has finally released the launch trailer for Max Payne 3. It’s the best look you’re going to get of the game before it launches and all the let’s plays creep up on YouTube. To that end, Rockstar has something to prove.
The trailer gives us a good look at the environments players will be visiting throughout the course of the game. It also gives us a good look at the return of what made Max Payne famous in the first place – bullet time. There are so many bullets and it goes to show that Rockstar is sticking with another feature that made Max Payne famous. The game renders each and every bullet that flies out of every gun – the player’s gun and the enemy’s. It makes firefights much more hectic and unpredictable than just a guy shooting in your direction and a character hit box being the deciding factor in a shootout.
It also must be mentioned that the song used in the trailer is absolutely fantastic. Rockstar has always been known for getting the absolute best music for their games and Max Payne 3 seems to be no exception. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think.
Max Payne 3 launches on May 15 for Xbox 360, PS3 and May 29 for PC.
If you’re still not convinced, you can go back and play the original Max Payne on iOS right now. Have fun with your imprecise touch screen controls. I’ll take mouse and keyboard powered Max Payne 3 any day.