Third in the Max Payne series and first under the guidance of Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar Games, a March 2012 launch has been announced for Max Payne 3.

Grizzly ex-cop Payne finds himself a world away from the NYPD, working personal security for a wealthy Brazilian family.

When gangland interests threaten his clients' lives, Max is stirred into action, revisiting episodes from his troubled past and plunging himself into urban warfare.

It was Remedy Entertainment that made the Max Payne series famous with games in 2001 and 2003, but since sold the rights to Rockstar's parent company and turned its attention to developing the Alan Wake franchise.

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