Rockstar Games has announced today that the industry mainstay Max Payne’s third installment Max Payne 3 is now available for the Mac OS X gaming platform. You can purchase this title from the Mac App Store on your Mac/Macbook/Macbook Pro for $39.99 today. Check out the following excerpt from Rockstar Games Press Release for more info below:
“Today Max Payne 3 arrives for Apple Mac for delivering cutting edge shooting mechanics, precision gunplay, and a dark and twisted story to the critically acclaimed series. This seamless and highly detailed, cinematic experience features advanced Bullet Time® and Shootdodge™ effects, plus full integration of Natural Motion’s Euphoria® Character Behavior system.”
Quoted from the official facebook page. “Triple XP is live all weekend in Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3, and tomorrow May 25th we’re hosting a multiplayer play session from 12-6pm EDT / 4-10pm GMT. Join in to take on Rockstar and others in Gang Matches, Stronghold, Free Roam and other game types, ranging from Punta Orgullo all the way up into Tall Trees. Plus swing by our event page to watch the live video stream, chat and to enter to win some rare prizes.”
Max Payne is a franchise name that jumpstarts the fondest of fond memories for Action / Shooter gameplay fans who were lucky enough to have experienced this primarily PC and PlayStation 2 gem. Considered to hold the potential to live up to the classic by many, the third installment of Max Payne is headed to release May 15, 2012.
It is also potential, however, that Rockstar Games has decided to announce waves of Downloadable Content for the game (some of which is of course, paid DLC) before the game even releases.
Until the fans of gaming giants like Rockstar games react to announcements like this they will continue to be considered acceptable. Right now the community seems to be divided on this issue with many gamers turning a blind eye and apathetic shrug of the shoulders to the whole situation while others are up in arms about it.
Check out the full press release after the Bullet Time Gameplay Trailer below for all the information released by Rockstar today:
“NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is happy to announce downloadable content plans for the upcoming cinematic action-shooter, Max Payne 3, including a new Rockstar DLC Pass. New multiplayer maps, modes, bursts, items, playable characters, challenges and more will be available to purchase in the coming months on the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network, PlayStation® Network for the PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, and PC.
“We intend to support the Max Payne community with new and innovative content well into the future.”
“The story of Max Payne 3 begins in the single-player game and crosses over into the deepest multiplayer experience we’ve ever created,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We intend to support the Max Payne community with new and innovative content well into the future.”
The first Max Payne 3 map pack arrives in June 2012. Dubbed “Local Justice,” the Map Pack includes the Police Precinct map for Gang Wars, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer multiplayer modes. The pack will also feature two additional maps for Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer, new precinct-themed multiplayer avatar items, multiplayer challenges, and more.
Beginning today, players can pre-order the Max Payne 3 Rockstar DLC Pass for Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network from Best Buy and GameStop in the United States and directly from the PlayStation Network. The Rockstar DLC Pass grants access to all upcomingMax Payne 3 downloadable content and is available for 2400 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE), or $29.99 (PlayStation Network and PC) – over a 35% discount compared to purchasing the content individually. Once purchased, the Rockstar DLC Pass enables gamers to download all DLC releasing through the end of 2012, as it is made available on Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network, and PC.
Featuring cutting edge shooting mechanics for precision gunplay, advanced new Bullet Time® and Shootdodge™ effects, full integration of Natural Motion’s Euphoria Character Behavior system for lifelike movement and a dark and twisted story, Max Payne 3 is a seamless, highly detailed, cinematic experience from Rockstar Games.
Below is the release schedule for upcoming downloadable content packs. Additional packs including the release of all digital pre-order incentives will be revealed at a later date:
Local Justice Map Pack
Disorganized Crime Map Pack
Deathmatch Made In Heaven Mode Pack
Hostage Negotiation Map Pack
New York Minute Co-Op Pack
Painful Memories Map Pack
Trickle Down Economics Map Pack
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