I used to be, and stay, very excited by the information that Treatment is remaking Max Payne 1 and 2. I used to be additionally instantly hopeful that the superb however underappreciated Max Payne 3 would get some love, too—a much less probably prospect provided that it was developed by Rockstar and stays in its arms, however I’m nothing if not an optimist. At present my want got here not less than partially true, type of: To mark the tenth anniversary of Max Payne 3, Rockstar has introduced that it’s updating and re-releasing the sport’s soundtrack.
That is truly very cool as a result of the Max Payne 3 soundtrack, composed and carried out by LA-based noise rockers HEALTH, is a real banger, and its integration with gameplay is sublimely cinematic. The ominous pulsations of Tears, as an example, flowing over gunfire and the shouts of indignant and dying males elevates the endgame airport shootout from commonplace cover-shooter motion to an unforgettable denouement of blood-soaked redemption.
Yeah, I am a fan.
“After we started work on the Max Payne 3 rating we couldn’t have predicted the momentous impact it might have on the trajectory of our band and the music we make,” Well being mentioned in a press release. “Now, 10 years on, we’re nonetheless as proud as ever to be a part of the story.”
The Anniversary Version of the Max Payne 3 soundtrack will embody beforehand unreleased tracks from the sport, and might be out there later this 12 months on digital streaming platforms and in a limited-edition vinyl launch. Within the meantime, I proceed to carry out hope for one thing genuinely new for Max Payne 3—or, dare I dream, Max Payne 4—however for now, that is not less than motion in the appropriate course: Max Payne will not be forgotten.
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