Max Payne 3
Max Payne 3 Special Edition Pre-Order Deadline is No More
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Rockstar has announced that the previous April 2nd deadline for pre-ordering the Max Payne 3 Special Edition has been extended until launch day, due to "unfortunate recent retail issues in the UK and elsewhere in Europe which have affected preorder availability."

Presumably, GAME Group's financial difficulties and other issues have had an impact on Rockstar's decision to move the deadline, which would have passed yesterday. So, if you still want to get your grubby paws on a Max Payne 3 Special Edition, you now have until the game's May launch.

UK fans are encouraged to order through Rockstar Warehouse or local retailers, with EU pre-orders promised within the month, whereas in North America, the Special Edition can be pre-ordered through GameStop.

For more Max Payne 3, you can read our hands-on single-player preview and hands-on multiplayer preview. Max Payne 3 is out on May 15th in North America and May 18th in Europe.

[Via Rockstar News Wire]


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Comment #1 by ChipmunksRus
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 03:14:34 PM
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WOOO! Bring on Max Payne 3, this game looks great!

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Comment #2 by Daedski
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 03:14:54 PM
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Sounds like there perhaps hasn't been as many pre-orders for this game as expected... :/

I'll definitely be picking it up!

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Comment #3 by Eliasmcfly
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 03:14:58 PM
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Thats good to hear seeing how i forgot to preorder this Yikes

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Comment #5 by EL MACHO46
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 03:23:29 PM
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I heart you Rockstar

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Comment #6 by xMEGADETHxSLY
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 03:35:09 PM
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wish i was not poor as balls
ill buy it off some dude on craigslist 1 week after launch
better get the mouth wash

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Comment #7 by Axel Desade
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 03:36:23 PM
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@2 Or that an entire company that they were expecting preorders from went into the shitter very recently...?

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Comment #8 by Barad
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 03:47:22 PM
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I was always gonna get standard anyway, but nice to know I have more time to change my mind.

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Comment #9 by WickedD365
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 03:56:40 PM
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I'm getting my special edition for FREE! Thanks to the pre-order & buy 5 deal from best buy last fall. Put my $100 on MP3.

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Comment #10 by The Bum-Mobile
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 03:56:47 PM
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Had my special edition pre-ordered since the week it was announced. So ready for this game.

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Comment #11 by StolenPaper18
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 03:57:00 PM
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I really only want the keychain....who wants to sell me theirs? seriously, message me.

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Comment #12 by Empty Seven Man
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 04:19:33 PM
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@11 you can have mine for £99.99

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Comment #13 by Jack Frost
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 04:23:46 PM
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Despite the whole GAME fiasco, I think #2 is actually on to something...

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Comment #14 by Hansathan
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 04:42:20 PM
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How much is the Special Edition?

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Comment #15 by The Captain097
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 04:46:26 PM
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Why does every special edition nowadays have to come with a dang statue?

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Comment #16 by ThaMyth
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 04:47:25 PM
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i want the edition that comes with the real gun and vicoden.

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Comment #17 by cheevo360
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 05:20:28 PM
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Cool. I want this game so much. Hopeful 3rd better then 2nd and 1st. :P

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Comment #18 by Legendary enchilada
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 05:26:50 PM
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@1 no it doesn't.

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Comment #19 by pined5551
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 05:34:01 PM
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Max Payne 2 had very poor sales. Hopefully this does far better. I have mine pre ordered. CAN NOT WAIT!!! This game series is mental awesome!

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Comment #20 by CHAMP PHELPS
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 06:02:33 PM
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Hopefully NO more delays, I preordered mine a few months ago.

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Comment #21 by Cinderkin
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 06:39:57 PM
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I actually just cancelled my pre order for the SE version last week. I want the game don't get me wrong, but I couldn't justify dropping a $100 on what I just don't see as too valuable. The MP stuff seems decent, but the soundtrack, and the statue don't scream $40 to me.

I can't wait for the game to drop, but will be sticking to the standard version.

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Comment #22 by Simlaurel
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 06:53:54 PM
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I had to choose between this or Witcher 2 Dark Edition, perhaps I can fanangle a way to acquire both now.

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Comment #23 by Vicktacular
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 10:10:19 PM
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gamestop has been attempting to sell the crap out of this for months now with a commercial every 5 minutes. in my 7 months working at the store i have yet to sell 1 pre-order for this game. it was a poor decision to create a deadline in the first place and quite obvious that this extension would be made. if a game is good/popular enough (ie: MW3, Skyrim), the special editions will sell. if not, they will sit on the shelf for months.

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Comment #24 by Killa12
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 10:57:42 PM
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Good stuff

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Comment #25 by Hoborg
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 01:28:53 AM
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Another overrated rockstar game.

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Comment #26 by the action frampton
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 03:07:46 AM
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@2 @23 I agree with both of you. What was the point of the deadline in the first place?

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Comment #27 by NikkyFlippers
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 04:50:00 AM
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I cancelled my pre-order because I found out there was a statue in it. Seriously, that's embarrassing... I hope GTA V's Special Edition won't come with a model.

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Comment #28 by Akuza
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 06:46:22 AM
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Ok I can understand having like a batman statue or a giant dragon statue (skyrim) ... But this just looks like some random dude.

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Comment #29 by jamie1000013
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 07:03:31 AM
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I think this is because the special edition is over priced like hell £89.95 for a Max Payne figure basically. It's like the Skyrim special edition all over again something like 120 quid for a model dragon.

I have pre-ordered this from Shopto where you get a free T-shirt! It's funny how you don't get this when you buy the special edition lol. Can't wait for this.

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Comment #30 by PluralAces
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 08:14:32 AM
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must not have gotten alot of preorders so they extended the deadline...

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Comment #31 by FuriousAli007
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 10:09:53 AM
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Is it available at ?

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Comment #32 by Jack Frost
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 10:20:31 AM
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I think the only reason R* even announced GTAV is because interest in MP3 is very low.

I think they're hoping we'll buy MP3 as we wait for them to finish GTAV.

Although most people I know just want more content for Red Dead.

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Comment #33 by AirborneRichard
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 11:15:51 AM
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Collectors editions and those that go by others names for games like in this case Max Payne 3 are def nice and sometimes they do come with def some cool extra,s but i,m not sure what this one costs in NA or UK but here in europe they asking a woopy 120 Euro,s for it, and to be honest just for some unlockable weapons in MP and a keybullet-ringy and a statue of Max Payne..ermm not even showing him as he turns out in the game later (bold head, beard and just a undershirt) isn,t my tought of a great collectors edition, the freedom edition for assassins creed # doing there a much better job realy.

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Comment #34 by Aversion
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 11:21:08 AM
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Cant wait for the Payne!

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Comment #35 by wickedclowns95
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 12:41:33 PM
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I just want the bullet keychain to keep my coke in.

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Comment #36 by illusiion
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 04:55:13 PM
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@35 It seems like people just want the keychain..

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