Rockstar Games today announced that Max Payne 3 is currently in development and scheduled for release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in winter 2009. The game is in development at Rockstar Vancouver.

"We're starting a new chapter of Max's life with this game," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "This is Max as we've never seen him before, a few years older, more world-weary and cynical than ever. We experience the downward spiral of his life after the events of Max Payne 2 and witness his last chance for salvation."

Since leaving the NYPD and New York behind, Max has gone from bad to worse. He now finds himself trapped in a city full of violence and bloodshed in a search of the truth and a way out.

Max Payne 3 will be available in winter 2009 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.