Today the iconic Max Payne franchise turns 20 – the first game in the series was released on July 23, 2001. On the occasion of the anniversary, screenwriter Sam Lake and actor James McCaffrey recorded a congratulatory video.
In the video, Sam Lake again tried on the iconic Max Payne costume and repeated his trademark grin. All this action was accompanied by McCaffrey’s phrase:
Birthdays are like regrets – there is no escape from them. Each time – a new scar that makes you weaker and closer to the grave. Happy birthday Max Payne!
Recall that Lake gave the protagonist of the first Max Payne his appearance, and also wrote a story for her. McCaffrey, in turn, voiced Max in all parts of the franchise – in the latter, a 3D model of the protagonist was even copied from him.