First Max Payne 3 screenshots

And May Payne circa 2009 looks mad, bad and dangerous to know...

The first official screenshots of Max Payne 3 have been released.

The Max Payne games of old made their names on the slo-mo dive, which was gaming's first real brush with 'bullet time'. So yes, Max Payne is the guy to blame for the gaming trend that looks like it will never die.

Max Payne 3, however, looks a little more... well, grounded. There aren't any shots of Max Payne diving through the air, the grimy crackhouses of old have now been replaced with South American ghettos and it looks pretty damn different.

Check the screenshots out. So far, so good. Can Max Payne prove that he's still relevant in 2009?