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Max Payne 3 Special Edition Offers Ten Inches For $100

The man who just can't win returns next year.

By Dylan Coffey on 11/21/2011
Max Payne 3 will be the first entry in to the neo-noir FPS franchise in eight years, and Rockstar appears to bring the gritty shooter back with a bang. They announced details today regarding the special edition of Max Payne 3, which will feature a number of nifty bonuses:
  • 10” tall Collectible Max Payne Statue created in a collaboration between TriForce and Rockstar Games.
  • Series of game-inspired Original Still Life Art Prints that depict some of Max Payne’s inner demons and vices.
  • Copper and brass-plated iron, bullet-shaped Bullet Keychain featuring a screw-off back.
  • Classic Multiplayer Character Pack of eight playable multiplayer characters for Max Payne 3 Multiplayer, including fan favorites from the original Max Payne and Max Payne 2 like Max Payne from Max Payne 2, Mona Sax and Vladimir Lem.
  • Disorderly Conduct Multiplayer Weapons Pack for Max Payne 3 Multiplayer that includes the Hammerhead Auto Shotgun, G9 Grenade Launcher and Molotov cocktail.
  • Max Payne 3 Official Soundtrack featuring the game’s instrumental score.
A $40 increase in price for a quality figurine, some cool bits of swag, a full soundtrack and some multiplayer content isn't shabby, and it's certainly refreshing to see some nostalgia fuel included in the mix. Hopefully the weapons pack will not be an unbalancing factor in multiplayer situations.

Reasonably priced special editions are a good alternative to season passes and online passes in terms of encouraging new sales and generating extra income. Art books and soundtracks are always cool swag, and $40 is a completely reasonable increase in price compared to the $20 Saints Row: The Third season pass that unlocks on-release DLC, for example. The eight years since Max Payne 2 have given Rockstar plenty of time to produce an excellent title, and the quality of this special edition shows some confidence in the game's sales; in offering legitimate benefits for a relatively small price increase, we can observe the confidence that Rockstar has in its product this time around. Max Payne 3 is slated for a March 2012 release on PlayStation 3, XBox 360, and PC.
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viktor13jaar on November 23, 2011
i cant wait for this game!!!!
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McGill93 on November 23, 2011
Looks a little pricey, but cool nonetheless.
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holygamer on November 22, 2011
this site definitely hates on the idea of the season passes lol. I do agree that i would not personally buy them i can see the merit behind them.
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quantifier on November 22, 2011
DLC's seem to be so hit or miss depending on the type of content. I could honestly care less about vanity DLC's, I guess I'm not much for how a game looks as much as how the game plays. But DLC's that release some good old content to chew on, now that's fantastic. So when you get these 'season passes' that just give you content, some of which is wanted and some of which is not, it's the same hit or miss. You don't really get a choice, you just get the price deal. Worth it more if you already know you'll buy it all anyways...
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holygamer on November 22, 2011
yeah definetely that's what i mean. I would never buy them because i rarely ever buy DLC but for someone who just bought a game they really love and are gonna go wild and buy all the DLC anyways, why not buy the season pass? They have purpose, but at the same time i can see the general dislike for them.
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