Here's a look at Rockstar's newly-announced Definitive Special Edition
for Max Payne 3, which goes on sale today. In two months, $99 will get
fans a pre-order for the game (obviously) plus two bonus multiplayer
content packs, an art book, a CD with some Payne-appropriate music on
it, and some tangible objects to remind you of Max even when you're not
playing his game.
Above: Grab 10" of Payne
edition's strongest draw is probably a tie. The 10” Max Payne
figurine will turn any bookshelf or counter-top into the mean streets
down which a hard man must walk alone, a gun his only companion, etc,
etc; whereas the troublingly authentic styling on the bullet keychain
looks boss and probably won't amuse cops, TSA screeners or anyone
else who doesn't get the reference. Besides that, there's the
official Payne 3 soundtrack CD and an art book showcasing “some
of Max Payne’s inner demons and vices.” So, drugs.
The Definitive Special
Edition also includes two multiplayer content packs for those who prefer their bonuses to be digital. The Classic
Character Pack adds Payne 1 and 2 characters such as Mona Sax and
Vladimir Lem to the multiplayer roster, and the Disorderly Conduct
Weapons Pack adds several attractive blowing-people-up-online
options. The whole package is available now for pre-order from
Rockstar and Amazon, but you only have until January 15 to decide
whether you want it.
It may sound like an easy decision, but $99
probably buys a lot of Valkyr, after all.