Gearing up for next month's launch, Rockstar has been releasing a steady stream of information about Max Payne 3 in recent days. Yesterday brought a new minute-long commercial that aired during last night's Lakers/Spurs game on ESPN (embedded below), and many outfits have followed up with reports today revealing fresh screenshots as well as covering the game's PC requirements, multiplayer mode and preorder bonuses.
The PC version will support DirectX 11 effects out of the box including tessellation and "other advanced graphics options." Although PC gamers technically won't have to wait for DX11 graphics as with games like Crysis 2, it's worth noting that the Windows version ships a few weeks after console builds (May 15 versus May 29). We're not sure if the specs are minimum/recommended or what, but Rockstar lists some beefy hardware:
- OS: Windows 7 32/64-bit SP1, Vista 32/64-bit SP2, XP 32/64-bit SP3
- CPU: Intel Dual Core 2.4GHz / Core i7-3930K 3.06GHz or AMD Dual Core 2.6GHz / FX8150 3.6GHz
- RAM: 2GB / 16GB
- GPU: 8600GT 512MB / GTX 680 2GB or HD 3400 512MB / HD 7970 3GB
- Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0 compatible / Direct X 9.0 compatible with Dolby Digital Live
- Storage: 35GB
- Steam $59.99: Free copy of Max Payne 1 and 2 now plus launch DLC including eight playable multiplayer characters from the original titles, a multiplayer weapon pack with the hammerhead auto shotgun, G9 grenade launcher and molotov cocktail, the ability to carry extra painkillers in multiplayer, and a retro Max Payne multiplayer avatar.
- GameStop $59.99 (US only): The same multiplayer characters and weapons (no avatar or pills), plus a "Cemetery" multiplayer map where Max's wife and daughter are buried. The map is set in a wintry New York City with sniping positions, destructible tombstones, as well as circular fighting arenas in a "rotunda garden" and a "looming mausoleum."
- Amazon $59.99 (US only): The aforementioned multiplayer characters, weapons, pills, avatar as well as some kind of multiplayer damage booster. You'll also get a $9.99 promo credit toward a digital copy of Max Payne 2: The Fall of Payne, as well as another $10 promo credit toward any Rockstar game located here (both are expire on June 30, 2012.
- Others: Most other digital stores have the same multiplayer content with minor discounts on the side in one shape or another. GamersGate offers 250 "Blue Coins" (equivalent to about $0.25, can be used toward other GamersGate purchases), while GamesPlanet offers a 28% discount for UK shoppers (£34.99 to £24.99, or roughly $40).