New video showcases the design and technology behind Max Payne 3

Rockstar Games has released a new video for the hotly anticipated Max Payne 3.

The video is the first in a series offering a better insight into the design and technology behind Payne’s next outing. It’s worth the watch even if that doesn’t interest you, with a fair bit of gameplay featuring.

It’s the first title within the franchise developed away from Remedy Entertainment – now working on the Alan Wake franchise for Xbox 360 – and sees former NYC cop Max Payne head to Sao Paulo in a bid to begin a new life. Instead, he ends up protecting a wealthy family from gangs.

You may agree when I say the game’s looking rather good.

Max Payne 3 is set to launch for PlayStation 3, as well as Xbox 360 and PC sometime in March 2012.