Time passes like cars, human life does not last long. These remarks of indisputable wisdom, it is not Max Payne who will contradict them. The tortured hero invented by Remedy Entertainment has just celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first adventures. And even if it has been at the very least discreet in recent years, its creators have nevertheless wanted to mark the occasion.
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Although it has nothing to do with the Max Payne license since the release of the second episode of the trilogy, Remedy Entertainment remains very attached. Proof of this is the Finnish studio, not Rockstar Games, which has held the Max Payne license since 2002, which posted a video celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of the very first Max Payne on July 23, 2001.
In this video, which you can see above, Remedy wishes a happy birthday to its hero through Sam Lake, the author of the first two games and incidentally the face of the fugitive vigilante, and James McCaffrey, the voice of Max Payne in those same first two episodes.
Sam Lake, who has obviously decided never to get old, even takes this opportunity to slip into Max Payne’s costume once again (the author is never difficult to convince to make the facial expressions of his. hros).
Reminder of (m) facts
As a reminder, the Max Payne license has a rather special story. The first episode, whose anniversary is celebrated today, was developed by Remedy Entertainment and produced by 3D Realms. The game is remembered for its storytelling and innovative use of the bullet time in the (many) firing sequences.
Following its release, Rockstar Games bought in 2002 the rights to the Max Payne brand (characters, universe, story, etc.) and started a Max Payne 2 still being developed by Remedy.
Max Payne 3, the third and final (until proven guilty) episode released in 2012, was developed and told by Rockstar Games. It is also Dan Houser, better known for his work on the GTAs, who co-wrote the game. In parallel with these three games, Max Payne had the right to an adaptation on the big screen in 2008 with Mark Wahlberg in the role title. Last I heard, there is no new Max Payne game planned.
What do you say about this tribute video? Do you think Max Payne deserves a fourth game? Would you like Remedy to reclaim the license? What did you think of Max Payne 3? What memories do you have of the original game? Tell us all in the comments below.