It’s been a long time coming but Max Payne 3 is officially but a few scant months away with the announcement that we can expect to follow him to Sao Paulo on 18 May (with the PC version to follow on 1 June).

A bit of a surprise given the long-though March 2012 release but if it means those last few grades of polish are added we’ll give them that.

“Max Payne 3 brings powerful storytelling back to the action-shooter genre,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “Rockstar Studios are delivering a game that’s both incredibly cinematic and very, very intense to play.”

More on the game itself once code lands with us, in the meantime check out that original trailer: