It’s been a long wait, nearly eight years since the release of Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, Rockstar is finally breathing life back into the series, few moments ago Rockstar finally served up some video footage for the upcoming March title, just to let you know the franchise hasn’t gone the way of vaporware.

“Max Payne 3” was originally planned to release in late 2009. And now here we are in September of 2011 getting our first trailer. This exciting first look at the polished tone and story in motion signals that Rockstar is ready to pull back the curtain on Max Payne 3 once again.

Check out the first trailer for Max Payne 3 below and the images here.

Max Payne 3 will also be the first in the franchise to introduce online multiplayer, which offers traditional deathmatch modes. Max Payne 3 is slated for release in March 2012 and will be available for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

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