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Rockstar Bringing Back 'Classic' Max Payne In HD & For Mobile Devices

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The March 2012 arrival of Max Payne 3 may be today's biggest Rockstar Games news, but fans of the original, Remedy Entertainment-developed game may delight in "a new way to enjoy the classic Max Payne."


Rockstar Games says that Max Payne will "receive the full HD treatment for mobile devices," but does not provide a release date or platform(s) for the remake of the 2001 game that saw release on PC, Mac, PlayStation 2 and Xbox (and Game Boy Advance!).


"Available for the first time on mobile, Max Payne will have connectivity to the Rockstar Games Social Club and boast the same features as its PC counterparts," reads the announcement, "including HD graphics and high-resolution textures that take advantage of the latest mobile technologies, including incredibly customizable controls and support for wired controllers."

We're checking with Rockstar to see exactly which mobile devices it plans on bringing the classic scrunchy-faced Max to, but for now we'll guess... iPhone? iPad? Maybe Android?

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Uh oh! This is one of those times where I show my sagging tech tits. I thought I knew what HD meant. What does it mean here, exactly? Is Max Payne going to be at 720 (or do we now only tolerate 1080 as HD) pixels? Do mobiles have that resolution now?