New Max Payne 3 trailer highlights shotguns

Posted by Mike Luttrell

Rockstar is teasing one of the best parts of the upcoming Max Payne 3 game - shotguns.

The publisher has decided to release specific, feature-related videos over the course of several weeks to introduce players to all the aspects of the game.

 

Last time around, the company released a video focused on the unique multiplayer aspect of this game. This time, it's time to look at the weapon action.

"These close-quarters specialists are just as great to make a noisy entrance as they are at dropping bad guys with their ferocious heavy rounds," Rockstar wrote on its website.

Rockstar, of course, is best known for its Grand Theft Auto titles, which are engineered to create controversy.

But the publisher has a history of creating other, epic games that don't get as much attention but are often praised just as highly from critics.

Max Payne is one of those franchises. It's still a bloody and violent game, but in this series that content is portrayed much more in context with the storyline.

The game has an emphasis on guiding players through a captivating adventure, such that the violence is not gratuitous; it's necessary and pivotal to keep players' attention.

So, in other words, Max Payne 3 is anticipated by gamers who just like a good game. It's proof that Rockstar doesn't have to be controversial.