Rockstar Games announced that Max Payne 3 is expected to launch on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in March 2012 in North America and Europe.
"Max Payne 3 gave us an amazing creative opportunity to evolve one of our most iconic characters," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "We're excited to show fans a modern version of Max that pulls them back into his dark and twisted story."
Max Payne 3 continues the tale of former New York City detective, Max Payne. Still haunted by the memories of his traumatic past, Max begins a new life working private security protecting a wealthy industrialist and his family in Sao Paulo, Brazil. When gangs target the family under his protection, Max is forced to fight to save his clients and clear his name, in a bid to, once and for all, rid himself of the demons that have tortured him for far too long.
In addition to the series' trademark Bullet-Time system, Max Payne 3 will be the first in the series to include an "intelligent" cover system. The game will also include multiplayer for the first time in the series. Max Payne 3's multiplayer will feature maps that can be altered dynamically during the matches. It will also include a reward and leveling system, persistent clans and multiple strategic load-out options.