Max Payne 3 trailer shows off bullet time tech

Rockstar's getting technical in a new series of Max Payne 3 trailers, kicking off with a look at its targeting, bullet time, animation, and AI. You needn't even ask: yes, things do get shot and explode in slow-motion.

Max Payne 3's "extremely detailed" animation system blends thousands of animations, the trailer explains, and uses the Euphoria tech (as seen in Grand Theft Auto IV and Red Dead Redemption) to make things fall over nicely. Make Max twist and follow the crosshair with his movements, and you have a man who looks great shooting other men. Slightly less great when he's bald, mind.

Our Andrew was somewhat disappointed by how Max Payne 3 actually looked in our last preview, but he did note that--of course--the game's not finished yet.

Max Payne 3 will dive through a window onto PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in March 2012.

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