Rockstar Games has posted the first in a series of posts about the creation of their upcoming action game Max Payne 3. In this one, they talk about visiting the city of São Paulo, Brazil, the setting for the game. Both Max Payne and Max Payne 2 had been set in New York.

It's a detailed write-up, and demonstrates how much care Rockstar has put into recreating the vibe of the city. I've had enough gunfighting in virtual New York to last a lifetime, so I'm really looking forward to what Max gets up to in a new, grittier setting.

The Weapon-Weielding Gangsters and Special Police Commandos of Max Payne 3 [Rockstar]