Like the world's most somber noir ninjas, Max Payne and Max Payne 2 briefly appeared as Xbox Originals before disappearing and leaving no evidence. ... No evidence, that is, except the screen grab we managed to snap before the games' untimely departure from this (now non-working) link.

With a sequel in the works and an ESRB reveal, Max's appearance makes perfect sense, we're just assuming someone jumped the gun with the announcement. We've got a call in to Microsoft, we'll let you know what we hear.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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