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Max Payne Returns In Winter 2009

The man who just can't catch a break gets a release window and a few more details.

No more
No more "smelly cheese" face?
I really enjoyed the previous two Max Payne games. The series places you in the shoes of the hard-boiled, scrunchy-faced, down-on-his-luck detective, Max. It's a dark tale, told in a gritty, noirish fashion, that follows Max's ever-quickening separation from humanity. Now, with a new "more world-weary and cynical" Max Payne slated for release in "Winter 2009," it's hard to imagine how Rockstar, the series' publisher, can find a way to crush our poor anti-hero's soul any further.
"This is Max as we’ve never seen him before, a few years older, more world-weary and cynical than ever. We experience the downward spiral of his life after the events of ‘Max Payne 2′ and witness his last chance for salvation." - Sam Houser, President of Rockstar Games.
Man, poor Max. I thought the guy was at the end of his rope by the end of the intro in the first game. I'm very curious to see how the game is done now that it is out of the hands of its original creators, Remedy Entertainment. According to the press release, things will be moving away from the mean streets of New York to some other urban nightmare.
Since leaving the NYPD and New York itself behind, Max has drifted from bad to worse. Double-crossed and a long way from home, Max is now trapped in a city full of violence and bloodshed, using his weapons and instincts in a desperate search for the truth and a way out.
I'm defintely looking forward to hearing more about this one, and with it coming to the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in "Winter 2009," hopefully it won't take too long. So what would you guys want for Max Payne 3? Personally, I just want to see him get a puppy and meet a nice lady who runs a stand that sells seashells afixed with googly eyes.

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