Remedy Entertainment made a name for itself in 2001 with the release of Max Payne, a critically acclaimed, noir-inspired action shooter that’s fondly remembered for allowing players to leap through the air and blast criminals in bullet time. Today happens to be the game’s 20th anniversary, and Remedy has decided to celebrate with a new video starring the original Max Payne himself, Sam Lake, as well his voice actor, James McCaffrey. Lake’s portrayal of Max Payne is notable because he’s actually one of Remedy’s key employees; Lake wrote the first two Max Payne games, as well as Alan Wake, Quantum Break, and Control. The Max Payne franchise has since been handed off to Rockstar Games, which developed a third installment in 2012. A Max Payne film starring Mark Wahlberg as the titular character was also released in 2008.
Max Payne was released on July 23, 2001, 20 years ago today. Happy birthday, Max Payne! Here’s Sam Lake (Max Payne) and James McCaffrey (Max Payne) with an anniversary message, and a special, familiar jacket.
Source: Remedy Entertainment