Max Payne 3 DLC cards laid on the table

Even though Max Payne 3 is still a couple of weeks away, Rockstar Games is getting in early, revealing a whole stack of DLC plans and fun multiplayer content for the game.

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You’ll only have to wait a month before the first bomb drops: The Local Justice Map Pack is due in June – and if you think you might forget by then, pick up the swanky Max Payne 3 Rockstar Pass to get all of your upcoming DLC at a special discounted rate.

The Pass itself is available for pre-order via both Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network – with more information incomng regarding PC and other options. It’ll set you back 2400 Microsoft Points or US$29.99, and will get you all of the DLC released for the game up until the end of 2012. As soon as it hits the digital store, it’ll be in your account – for a discount of more than 35%.

That’s all well and good, but what’s actually in the promised DLC?
First cab off the rank – the Local Justice Map Pack – promises a new Police Precinct map (used for Gang Wars, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer), plus two additional maps for Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer, new challenges and precinct-themed multiplayer avatar items.

Calendar:
June 2012
• Local Justice Map Pack

North American Summer 2012 (July-August-September)
• Disorganized Crime Map Pack
• Deathmatch Made In Heaven Mode Pack
• Hostage Negotiation Map Pack
• New York Minute Co-Op Pack

North American Fall 2012 (September-October-November)
• Painful Memories Map Pack
• Trickle Down Economics Map Pack

…and that’s just the beginning – Rockstar has already stated that this list is not exhaustive, and there will be more added in the fullness of time. Whether that includes single-player add-ons remains to be seen.

Max Payne 3 explodes onto our shelves – both real and virtual – on May 15th.

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