First Look at Rockstar Games' Max Payne 3

Max Payne 3 has made our "most anticipated games of the year" list two consecutive years in a row. The highly anticipated title now has a release date of March 2012, and today we're getting a First Look at some of the action.

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Max Payne 3 has made our "most anticipated games of the year" list two consecutive years in a row. The highly anticipated title now has a release date of March 2012, and today we're getting a look at some of the action.

The Max Payne series was extraordinarily successful in the PC gaming scene when it debuted in 2001 and followed similar success when it was transplanted to consoles the following year. Known for its unique stylized graphic-novel storytelling aesthetic, many credit the Max Payne series from for bringing "bullet-time" into mainstream gaming. The franchise even spawned a 2008 film adaptation of the same name starring Mark Wahlberg.

Now, Rockstar Games is finally bringing the long-awaited follow-up to Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC next year. Having left New York City, Payne has spiraled even lower than ever before, finding himself working in private security in Brazil.

We'll have much more on Max Payne 3 in the months leading up to its release.

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Max Payne 3 has made our "most anticipated games of the year" list two consecutive years in a row. The highly anticipated title now has a release date of March 2012 and today we're getting a first-look at some of the action.

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