Max Payne 3 painfully pushed to May

Bad news for those looking forward to finally taking Max Payne out for some bullet-time action in the near future. The game has officially been pushed from a shaky March launch to an apparently solid May 15th, 2012 release date.

The delay is nothing really out of the ordinary with Rockstar Games releases, but they still suck when they happen. But as usual, the more polish the better.

For those interested in pre-ordering the very limited edition Special Edition, the deadline has been pushed to April 2nd now.

Official announcement b elow. Feel free to pre-order the game from our Amazon link below.

Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. , is proud to announce that Max Payne 3 is expected to launch on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system on May 15, 2012 in North America and May 18, 2012 internationally; and for the PC on May 29, 2012 in North America and June 1, 2012 internationally.

?Max Payne 3 brings powerful storytelling back to the action-shooter genre,? said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. ?Rockstar Studios are delivering a game that?s both incredibly cinematic and very, very intense to play.?

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 S?o 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 S?o Paulo society in a deadly web that threatens to engulf everyone and everything around him.

In another first for the series, Max Payne 3?s multiplayer offering brings the game?s cinematic feel, fluid gunplay and kinetic sense of movement into the realm of online multiplayer. Building on the fiction and signature gameplay elements of the Max Payne universe, Max Payne 3 features a wide range of new and traditional multiplayer modes that play on the themes of paranoia, betrayal and heroism, all delivered with the same epic visual style of the single-player game. For more information, log onto