The final cover art for Max Payne 3, which is due to launch May 15th, 2012 in North America and May 18th, 2012 internationally on the Xbox 360 console has been revealed by Rockstar Games.
Based on incredibly precise and fluid gunplay and maintaining the series’ famed dark and cinematic approach, Max Payne 3 follows the famed former New York detective onto the streets of São Paulo, Brazil. Max Payne now works in executive protection for the wealthy Rodrigo Branco in the hopes of escaping the memories of his troubled past. When a street gang kidnaps Rodrigo’s wife, Max is pulled into a conspiracy of shadowy, warring factions threading every aspect of São Paulo society in a deadly web that threatens to engulf everyone and everything around him.
The cover as shown below is an updated rendition of the artwork that originally accompanied the game’s announcement last fall featuring a battle-scarred Max against the torrid backdrop of São Paulo’s helicopter-strewn skyline – alongside the danger of the city’s underground criminal element and one of its Brazilian bombshells.
With Max Payne 3 shipping out to stores this May, Rockstar Games are now expected to focus their attention on their other upcoming mega-hit franchise Grand Theft Auto – with plenty of details on GTA V likely to be one of the star’s of E3 2012 this June.