The graphically-violent third-person shooter Max Payne 3
is coming to the Mac App Store beginning on Thursday, June 20
. The game is reported to "include a number of advanced graphics options, scaleable high-resolution textures and character models, DirectX11 features, multi-monitor support and 3D," according to the announcement from Rockstar Games, and has exceptionally high Mac system requirements.
The Hong Kong action-cinema inspired series originally began in mid-2001 on Windows, with the Mac port arriving a year later. The iOS version of the original game arrived last year, and the Mac version of Max Payne 3
follows about a year after its original Windows debut. There has been no word yet on whether the Mac version will offer any additional content, but there have been seven add-on downloadable content packs accompanying the release, which comes eight years after The Fall of Max Payne
, the second instalment (which was not ported to the Mac due to poor PC sales).
The game's advanced graphics -- its trailer (seen below) is taken entirely from in-game footage -- demands only very recent Mac models with substantive discreet video cards (512MB VRAM or better). The specific requirements call for a an Intel dual-core Xeon or Core series of 2.4GHz or later running OS X 10.7.5 or higher, with an Nvidia 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 4870 or better. The game also requires systems running at least 4GB of RAM and needs 35GB of disk space.