Max Payne 3's multiplayer story explained on video

Rockstar had promised that multiplayer would expand upon the single-player story of Max Payne 3. But, how? In a new video, the publisher explains how the "Gang Wars" mode uses events from the single-player game as a starting point for additional adventures.

Each Gang War has five chapters. The result of each chapter moves the branching storyline forward, while causing the game type to change.

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In addition to explaining how the multiplayer offering ties into the narrative, the video explains the ability to create "Vendettas" during multiplayer matches by killing a rival player twice in a row. The cross-game "Crews" are also expanded upon, explaining how they'll work in Max Payne 3.

Max Payne 3 will be available on PS3 and Xbox 360 on May 15th, with a PC release to follow later.