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Max Payne 3 trailer brings Bullet Time to multiplayer

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Max Payne 3's main campaign may be a solitary journey of bullet wounds and self discovery, but the game's multiplayer mode is anything but. See how Rockstar is aiming to make Max's online fight just as stylish and chaotic as his solo adventure in the studio's new multiplayer trailer...

 

Max Payne 3's multiplayer mode will feature the series' hallmark "bullet time" mechanic, adding a new level of strategy and flair to the game's online gunfights. The move will also be available in Payne Killer, a mode wherein gamers will team up as Max or his partner Passos and take down waves of invading enemies while chugging painkillers and popping heads in slow motion.

Rockstar is also using Max Payne 3 to launch its Gang Wars feature. This multiplayer mode will allow Rockstar Social Club members to form individual “crews” and compete in story-based matches against competing factions. More than just a one-off novelty, Rockstar is planning to extend its Gang Wars mechanic to future games like Grand Theft Auto V, thereby allowing “crews” to stick together through multiple titles.

Learn more about Rockstar's multiplayer bridge in Max Payne 3's multiplayer “Crews” to connect with Grand Theft Auto V, and prepare for the 16-player slaughterfest in GR's preview, Max Payne 3 multiplayer details – a chat with the lead designer.

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3 comments

  • MasterBhater - March 28, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    Finally bullet time has been brought back into multiplayer. After the 1st FEAR it's been extremely lacking
  • radiodeaf - March 28, 2012 12:14 p.m.

    I look forward to it...but can imagine so many problems creeping up once in gamers hands. Then...the hackers. This will be interesting.
  • elsnichkum - March 28, 2012 11:59 a.m.

    Honest to god, one of the best console online games I've ever played was Stranglehold (a max payne clone at first sight) but it was ridiculously fun, then no one played it anymore :( Now with Max Payne 3 I can relive those memories again, god bullet time is so awesome.

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