PC gamers will have to wait two weeks to get their hands on Max Payne 3. While the console version launches on the 15th, the PC release is making a slow-mo dive to digital retailers on May 29th.
The PC version will support "DirectX11 including tessellation, as well as a number of additional advanced graphics options." And of course, there are tons of pre-order bonuses, based on where you choose to spend your digital dollars.
Bonuses are available for folks pre-ordering the game through a number of different digital retailers, including Steam, GameStop Impulse and Amazon Game Downloads (U.S. only), Gamesplanet, Gamesload, and Gamersgate. There's a lot of cross-over content between the pre-order bonuses, and some retailer-exclusive things, so if you're pre-ordering, you'll want to make sure you're doing so from the outlet that has the pre-order content you want most.
For example, some of the above retailers are providing free copies of prior Max Payne games; however, some deals include Max Payne 2, some parts one and two. Furthermore, some require that you pre-order the game before May 15 to be able to receive them.
GameStop Impulse is getting an exclusive "Cemetery Multiplayer Map," which is based on the cemetery where Max's wife and daughter are buried, in addition to an exclusive "Special Edition" which includes a statue, key-chain, and the game's official soundtrack, on top of the other pre-order goodies.
Things like the "Classic Multiplayer Character Pack" and "Disorderly Conduct Multiplayer Weapons Pack" that are part of the Special Edition, but can also be obtained by pre-ordering Max Payne 3 from any of the retailers listed above.
Things like the "Pill bottle item," which increases Max's pain-killing capacity, and the Classic Max Payne character skin, are included in most pre-order packs, but not the GameStop Impulse one, for example.
In short, if you're pre-ordering, you'll probably want to cross-reference some of the bonus packs if you're interested in getting the most bonus for your buck.
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Max Payne 3's PC specs were also revealed, which we've posted below for your convenience.
Max Payne 3 PC System Specifications
- Operating System: Windows 7 32/64 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 32/64 Service Pack 2, Windows XP 32/64 Service Pack 3
- Processor: Intel Dual Core 2.4 GHZ - i7 3930K 6 Core x 3.06 GHZ / AMD Dual Core 2.6 GHZ - FX8150 8 Core x 3.6 GHZ
- RAM: 2GB - 16GB
- Video Card: NVIDIA 8600 GT 512MB VRAM – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB VRAM / Radeon HD 3400 512MB VRAM - Radeon HD 7970 3GB VRAM
- Sound Card: 100% Direct X 9.0 compatible – Direct X 9.0 compatible supporting Dolby Digital Live
- HDD Space: 35 GB