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Ubisoft announces HAWX 2

Ubisoft announces HAWX 2

After a first episode that was rather pleasant though not quite what Ace Combat fans expected, Ubisoft strikes back with Tom Clancy's HAWX 2, to be released on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC at the end of this year.

Press release:


LONDON, UK– May 5, 2010– Today, Ubisoft announced that Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 is being developed by Ubisoft Bucharest. The title will launch in Fall 2010 on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 system, the Nintendo WiiTM system, and Windows PC.

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 plunges fans into an explosive environment where they can become elite aerial soldiers in control of the world's most technologically advanced aircraft. The game will appeal to a wide array of gamers as players will have the chance to control exceptional pilots trained to use cutting edge technology in amazing aerial warfare missions.

“With over one million units sold worldwide, Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. has become a very successful brand for Ubisoft,” stated Bogdan Bridinel, creative director at Ubisoft“This new H.A.W.X. game is directly inspired by Tom Clancy’s books, and it will enable fans to once again experience the excitement and intensity that established H.A.W.X. as a successful brand”.

About the Game

DEVASTATE YOUR ENEMIES WITH PROTOTYPE TECHNOLOGY
Use all your skills to command an astonishing array of cutting-edge technology and overwhelming firepower, delivered by tomorrow’s finest combat aircraft. From the F-35’s vectored thrust capability to the ultra-secret Enhanced Reality System, you’ll light up the skies with a suite of experimental technology available only to a chosen few.

GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL TO THE WAR OF TOMORROW
See the enemy’s canopy shatter as your cannon shreds his aircraft. Feel the thundering impact of your laser-guided bombs as you roar close overhead. War may not be pretty, but it sure looks impressive.

PROVE YOUR METTLE ABOVE THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS LOCATIONS
From Moscow to the Persian Gulf, from the Arctic Circle to the Indian Ocean, actual high-resolution GeoEye™ commercial satellite imagery ensures an astonishing degree of realism.

AIR WARFARE BROUGHT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Fly as an elite tactical aviator:

. Go head-to-head in close-range dogfights
. Take off and land on bases and carriers
. Sweat through night precision bombing
. Track your targets using silent UAV’s then strike from above
. Use air-to-air refueling in the middle of missions

All comments

Commented on 2010-05-26 22:56:34
nice, i enjoyed the first one co-op with bro
Commented on 2010-05-26 22:57:12
urgh, flight games are such a chore to play. the first one had some nice ideas, but it was still boring as hell.
Commented on 2010-05-26 23:12:34
NOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!

I played the first one, and lemme tell you. It's one of the biggest shit that I played on my 360, seriously.

I got to play Ace Combat 6 two years(or so) before HAWX was out and it was waaaay better. The graphics seemed worse, you can't land/take off planes on HAWX, the story is non-existent on HAWX, there's always a fuckin asshole talking trough EVERY mission in your screen and he doesn't shut up. The only advantage over AC 6 was the real planes, but the majority of the planes were shit and you always end up using the F-22 or other 2 alternatives. It's shit.

Even if HAWX 2 is GOTY, I won't buy it.
Commented on 2010-05-26 23:14:21 In reply to KORNdog
Graphically, the game looks much better than the first and the first one looked awesome! I love flight combat games and unfortunately, they are few and far between.

Cant wait to play it!
Commented on 2010-05-26 23:15:01 In reply to PT_G4MER
Posted by PT_G4MER
you can't land/take off planes on HAWX
Which is why you will be able to do it in HAWX 2.
Commented on 2010-05-26 23:36:24 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by Driftwood
Which is why you will be able to do it in HAWX 2.
And it's not like it matters, you gain nothing from that in arcade games like Ace combat or this. I really don't see the point, I prefer a cutscene than doing it myself in these games.
Posted by KORNdog
urgh, flight games are such a chore to play. the first one had some nice ideas, but it was still boring as hell.
That's just because there hasn't been a good flight game for the last........I can't count that many years actually, lol. The last decent one was maybe Crimson Skies for the Xbox? Other than that, it's been stupid Ace Combat and subsequent sequels.

Oh well, this game has got the graphics down!
Commented on 2010-05-26 23:40:16 In reply to LEBATO
Posted by LEBATO
That's just because there hasn't been a good flight game for the last........I can't count that many years actually, lol. The last decent one was maybe Crimson Skies for the Xbox? Other than that, it's been stupid Ace Combat and subsequent sequels.

Oh well, this game has got the graphics down!
even crimson skies didnt do anything for me. i think it's just how one-trick flight games are. your in the air, you evade and you shoot. that's it, sure they add convoy protection missions, but they amount to the same thing. the only game with flight i enjoyed was probably warhawk for PS3. but thats cos it wasnt the only element of the game, just a part of it.

i need a game where you can jump into airborn vehicles when you like, otherwise i just lose interest....basically i want dark void...only made by competent developers and not completely crap.
Commented on 2010-05-27 00:09:13
There's not enough of jet plane games for 360 but I'd still prefer a new Ace Combat. I've played the AC:5 and AC:0 a lot and enjoyed those. AC:6 and HAWX not so much so I'm hoping for redemption.
Are those pics all from the game, though? Hard to believe.
Commented on 2010-05-27 00:32:23
WTF!??!?! Is there even a single developer waiting to announce ANYTHING at E3?!?! Do they understand it's TWO WEEKS away!? At this rate- E3 is going to be about the speech quality- not quantity.
Commented on 2010-05-27 01:31:22 In reply to Kethmach
Dude, people follow E3 for the heavy hitters, not the shovel ware.
Commented on 2010-05-27 08:49:15
i expect a new rainbox six at E3.. and i better not be disappointed
Commented on 2010-05-27 08:54:03
@KORNdog : How I see it you dont like many games !
Commented on 2010-05-27 13:31:08 In reply to mykmarian
Posted by mykmarian
@KORNdog : How I see it you dont like many games !
you would be correct. it is the very reason i rent 90% of the games i play
Commented on 2010-05-27 15:05:49
They better fix the flight model, the first game just felt weak in that area. As mentioned above, they need to give it a more dramatic story, some proper cutscenes ala ace combat, without that every mission just blends in.

I wish they had made another crimson skies though, possibly the best flight game ever made.
Commented on 2010-05-28 01:36:14
I haven't played the full version of Hawx but I'm surprised that since the game bears the name of Tom Clancy on it it still failed to be properly dramatic as Tomarru claims. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to counter any argument here but merely expressing the surprise that a Clancy's game would lack a dramatic story.
Commented on 2010-05-28 01:43:20 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
i expect a new rainbox six at E3.. and i better not be disappointed
Yeah I hope for a new entry as well. But seeing what UBI is doing to their other Tom Clancy based franchises I'm a bit worried to be honest....
Commented on 2010-05-28 10:56:57
If they smooth out the graphics and gameplay I will be in...far too few flight games this gen and the first HAWX had its moments although I would forget about it completely if a new AC was announced. The most annoying thing about the first HAWX for me was the strange choppiness and random little pauses the engine had, flight games need to be 100% smooth or I find my immersion levels severely compromised. The "assistance off" was also a pile of shit so hopefully that gets fixed in some way too.

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