Max Payne 3: Overweight and bald
Given the first artworks that show the full Max Payne, fans of the series might get frustrated. In Max Payne 3 (almost) everything changes.
The latest cover of the US magazine Game Informers is showing a new Max, who is the main character of Max Payne 3. The viewer faces a bald, angry looking man in a dirty shirt with a little paunch - quite similar to the John McClane from the Die Hard movies rather than the well dressed and clean shaved cop from Max Payne 2. Rockstar apparently wants to have a hero with a dark side in order to give the series a new spin. In our picture comparison you can see a concept picture for the comics in Max Payne 2 and the artwork of Max Payne 3.
In the forums of the Alan Wake developers Remedy, who had been responsible for Max Payne 1 and 2, scans of the Game Informer magazine were published. Apparently the story of Max Payne 3 is taking place in Sau Paulo (Brazil), the screenshots indicate a jungle or ghetto style city. 12 years have passed since the events of Max Payne 2. The famous Bullet Time will still be part of the game and actually the gameplay is supposed to be quite similar to the predecessors.
Max Payne isn't working for the police anymore but is employed by a private security company and addicted to Painkillers. More features: destructible environment, multiplayer mode and the animations are more fluid now.
Max Payne 3 has been announced for release in Winter 2009 and will be published for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. If you like Max Payne you might want to take a look at the article Old jewels with maximal FSAA/AF: Max Payne or the Max Payne 3 wallpaper download.