From the Hawken blog:
“Head on over to PlayHawken.com to sign up for the Hawken beta!
“That’s not all though, we have some big news about the game. We are confirming that Hawken will launch as a free-to-play PC game. Initial release is officially scheduled for 12/12/12.”
No new videos have been released recently, but the latest previews of this mech combat game were posted earlier here.
Here’s an interesting G4 interview with Hawken art director Khang Le, where they show off a new stage from the game as well as a new mode, “Siege”, where players vie for resources to launch battleships against each others’ bases. According to Khang, the game will be more casual than mech games like Mechwarrior, but it won’t just be “just an FPS with a mech skin over it”. There are three types of mechs – light, medium, and heavy – and you will be able to configure your right and left-hand weapons as well as collect power-ups during the match. There are seven maps planned for the game, with five of those having unique scenery. The tentative release date is early-to-mid 2012 on various platforms.
Videos after the jump:
The initial video for Hawken, a multiplayer FPS by Adhesive Games, teased us with only a few seconds of first-person footage. This one, however, spends the entirety of its three minutes showing off what it’ll be like to take on opponents from inside the cramped cockpit of your mech. And it still looks amazing.
Follow the game’s progress at the Hawken blog.
This breathtaking footage is from Hawken, a first-person multiplayer mech game that’s being developed by an indie studio of 9 people, including the talented artist Khang Le (whom you may remember as part of the ill-fated Project Offset). Adhesive Games is using UDK to create the game, which will feature multiple team-based modes as well as a free-for-all deathmatch mode. There’s no word yet on release date or platform, but they’re targeting downloadable services for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.