There are games that can leave an indelible mark both in the market and in the hearts of gamers and the first Max Payne is certainly among them.
Developed by Remedy Entertainment (also authors of the acclaimed Control) and published by Gathering of Developers, the game saw the light in 2001 and quickly became a real timeless cult.
Among the peculiarities of Max’s adventure, a plot with dark and noir shades, as well as a game system that leveraged the then futuristic Bullet Time, that is the possibility of slowing down time in perfect style Matrix, performing spectacular shootings in the meantime.
For years, fans have been clamoring for a sequel that replicates in all respects the charm of the original chapter, which unfortunately did not happen either with Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne nor with the next Max Payne 3.
Now, however, someone may have found a way to fill the void: this is the case with El Paso, Elsewhere, an upcoming game from Strange Scaffold, the creator of An Airport For Aliens Currently Run By Dogs e Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator.
Step, as you can understand from the trailer you find below (via Polygon), is a real love letter to Max Payne, complete with slow motion sequences and shootings that look like something out of the classic 20 years ago.
The game takes place in a mysterious motel, whose floors (46) are suddenly populated by monstrous creatures such as vampires and werewolves.
Fortunately, the protagonist is armed with “holy” Molotov cocktails and other tools to fight the undead that haunt the building.
El Paso, Elsewhere it seems to have come out of the 32-bit era of the first PlayStation, thus proposing itself as a real all in the past. The game is expected to be released in 2022.
Have you already read that Jeff Grubb of VentureBeat, during a live on Twitch, has recently declared that the sequel to Alan Wake edited by Remedy will almost certainly be done?
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