X360, PS3 Tuesday, February 10, 2009 | 1:54 PM

HAWX demo coming this week

HAWX demo coming this week

Ubisoft today announced that the demo for Tom Clancy's HAWX will be released this week on Playstation 3 (Thursday) and Xbox 360 (Wednesday). The PC demo will be available on the 26th, while the game is released on March 6th on consoles and 13th on PC. A couple of images were released together with a new trailer, available inside.


February trailer

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Commented on 2009-02-10 14:21:28
GREAT, JUST GREAT. RIGHT AFTER MY 360 GOT PWNED BY M$'S OWN UPDATE A WEEK AGO... :(

BLEH!
Commented on 2009-02-10 15:20:19
The scale of this demo sounds really fair.

Very good I will have a look at it and then decide what to do with this game.
Commented on 2009-02-10 15:23:37 In reply to daikide
Posted by daikide
GREAT, JUST GREAT. RIGHT AFTER MY 360 GOT PWNED BY M$'S OWN UPDATE A WEEK AGO... :(

BLEH!
Seriously?! Mine got PWNED too! :(

(conspiracy theorie: I have no guarantee anymore, because I am a day-one-owner, so my Box is elder than 3 years...
This update was supposed to crash lets say 10percent of the old Xbox-models so that we need to buy new ones)

@ game:
looks nice, but I don't like this genre.
Fights are very boring. All you see is your HUD blinking'n'flashing, and whenever you hear somethin beepin you have to perform a quick turn and hope not to get blown out of your socks.
Commented on 2009-02-10 16:06:23 In reply to Redneck
Posted by Redneck
Seriously?! Mine got PWNED too! :(

(conspiracy theorie: I have no guarantee anymore, because I am a day-one-owner, so my Box is elder than 3 years...
This update was supposed to crash lets say 10percent of the old Xbox-models so that we need to buy new ones)

@ game:
looks nice, but I don't like this genre.
Fights are very boring. All you see is your HUD blinking'n'flashing, and whenever you hear somethin beepin you have to perform a quick turn and hope not to get blown out of your socks.
... Yeah, I did kinda think about it too. I mean Just a week ago or so before that update, MS said that the old guarantee was out and then, they PWN my console... and surely that has happened JUST before I got to download the Halo Wars demo... Now I'm really thinking about PS3, at least there is no RROD and it is QUIET!... and MGS4... Aaarg!
Commented on 2009-02-10 18:06:08
awesome. I can't wait. Looking forward to this.
Commented on 2009-02-10 19:05:06
Not at all excited about the game, so I'm glad there will be a demo to make my decision.

To people that had their 360's break recently : really should have bought an extended warranty from MS. With all the 360s breaking you've heard of for the last few years, why didn't you?
Commented on 2009-02-10 20:01:20 In reply to powder
Posted by powder
Not at all excited about the game, so I'm glad there will be a demo to make my decision.

To people that had their 360's break recently : really should have bought an extended warranty from MS. With all the 360s breaking you've heard of for the last few years, why didn't you?
The Box that recently broke was allready the 4th I had, so I hoped this time they gave me a model that wouldn't break after a year. And I wasn't interested in spending money in a warranty. If they can't deliver hardware that doesn't break, then fuck them I thought...

(Oh and its not entirely broken, but right after the update, the RoD appeared
and now sometimes if I'm unlucky, the screen freezes and POW there it is again)
Commented on 2009-02-10 21:06:37 In reply to Redneck
Posted by Redneck
The Box that recently broke was allready the 4th I had, so I hoped this time they gave me a model that wouldn't break after a year. And I wasn't interested in spending money in a warranty. If they can't deliver hardware that doesn't break, then fuck them I thought...

(Oh and its not entirely broken, but right after the update, the RoD appeared
and now sometimes if I'm unlucky, the screen freezes and POW there it is again)
if its the 4th u had the 3 year warranty continues from when u recieved the last one,so unless they all broke in the 1st 6 weeks of the 360 being released the one u have now should be in the 3 year warranty still
Commented on 2009-02-11 00:23:44 In reply to daikide
Posted by daikide
GREAT, JUST GREAT. RIGHT AFTER MY 360 GOT PWNED BY M$'S OWN UPDATE A WEEK AGO... :(

BLEH!
Mine didn't get PWNED, so I'm going to download this and give it a go! :D
Commented on 2009-02-11 00:31:27
I would so buy this game if they included the Saab Draken in the regular version. But apparently you have to buy some sort of special edition. Oh well good they have a demo though.
Commented on 2009-02-11 01:23:51
Anyone knows if this will have any kind of split screen mode? Or just online/system link?
Commented on 2009-02-11 09:30:54 In reply to skeetskeet
Posted by skeetskeet
I would so buy this game if they included the Saab Draken in the regular version. But apparently you have to buy some sort of special edition. Oh well good they have a demo though.
Yeah I love the Draken, one of the most criminally underused aircraft in flight games almost as much as the never used in any game I can think of Viggen. I hope both these planes appear as DLC which seems pretty likely. The whole preorder to get special planes thing is kind of a mess and there are so many possibilties (F18 HARV, FB22, Draken etc) that they have to make them available to everyone at some point.

In it's defense it does have a very large plane selection "off the shelf" anyway.
Commented on 2009-02-11 10:05:07
o Expert – Allows full control over the aircraft in “Assistance Off” mode

^^ Thats gonna decide everything.
Commented on 2009-02-11 14:18:19
Finished playing the demo. Just as I thought, it's a casual gamer's Ace Combat, except with even worse controls. Graphically pretty dismal as well. Also they have this CG white guy that talks like a black guy, why would they do that?
Commented on 2009-02-11 16:08:53
loved the demo,alot better than ace combat in my opinion,but i found ace to hard to control.
powder this does have an expert choice u know with voice command too.
Commented on 2009-02-11 21:21:28
Absolutely loved this demo.

After being disappointed by Ace Combat 6; or rather Ace Combat 6's lack of any real innovation from last-gen to this gen, going into this I was not expecting much here either.

But I have to admit, after playing the demo through a couple of times, set on various modes of difficulty, I find Ubisoft's take on the flight-military game quite refreshing - and thank goodness the in-game dialog is a far cry above all that campy, melodramatic fluff that the Japanese developers love to ladle all over their games. If I have to sit through yet another entire Ace Combat game listening to that emo drivel, my brain is liable to liquefy and drool out of my ears.

Anyway, HAWX has turned out a lot better than I thought; not the ultimate flight game or anything, but all the same, a whole world better than I thought it would be. It's nice to know that after a decade, we finally have a military-flight franchise on consoles, capable of rivaling the aging Ace Combat series. Would have had one sooner, had Microsoft not fired the team that created Crimson Skies. All the arcadey stuff aside, that one game has better flight mechanics than all the Ace Combat titles, AirForce Delta titles, HAWX and half the other console flight games out there - combined. Always said Microsoft should have had them create a military-flight game for them (not to mention Crimson Skies 2). Talk about your missed opportunities there. Oh well, now they are independent and working a new project, Dark Void, which Capcom is publishing this fall. Microsoft's loss, everyone else (Capcom, Sony, PS3 owners) gain.

After this demo, I'm definitely getting this game. I wonder if it will work fully with my Namco flight stick, or will I have to purchase the Ubisoft flight stick instead? No matter. It's just finally nice to have some innovation, not to mention a different take, to the genre and have it done well.


BTW - I wonder if Ubisoft knows that the Brazilian capital is in Brasilia, about 750 miles northwest of Rio de Janeiro; and a beautiful city in it's own right? I just found it humorous how the demo kept referencing Rio as the capital. I wonder how many people who play the game will actually ever notice?

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