Max Payne 3 confirmed for March 2012 launch

Rockstar has announced that the eagerly awaited Max Payne 3 will be making its debut in March 2012.

The long-in-gestation Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC action game is being developed internally by Rockstar and will feature an advanced new physics and graphics engine, making for one of the most dynamic gameplay experiences the series has offered to date.

Max Payne 3 sees the titular former detective working in Sao Paolo as a private bodyguard when ghosts from his tragic past come back to haunt him, leading him into a vicious gang war.

The game will offer robust gunplay, an intelligent cover system and refined Bullet Time mechanics, while it will also be the first in the series to include a full-featured multiplayer mode.

Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games, said: "We're excited to show fans a modern version of Max that pulls them back into his dark and twisted story."

This will be the first new entry in the popular series since the release of Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne all the way back in 2003.

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Release Date: 09/09/2011