HAWX PS3 demo for February 12

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 13:30 GMT


Following the announcement of a 360 HAWX demo for February 11 by Microsoft last night, Ubi’s confirmed a PS3 version will hit a day later.

The air combat game’s taster does sound very cool, providing co-op for four players and unlockable planes.

It’s out on March 6 for consoles and March 13 for PC. Full details after the link.


LONDON, UK – February 10, 2009 – Today Ubisoft announces that an official Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X™ demo will be available for download for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network beginning on February 11, 2009 and for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system on the PLAYSTATION® network beginning on February 12, 2009. The demo will be also available for Windows-based PCs beginning on February 26, 2009.

In this demo, players will dominate the skies for the first time and battle planes, tanks and amphibious assaults and have the opportunity to dogfight with other elite pilots in a stunning panoramic boss scene.

Key features of the H.A.W.X demo:

* Co-op enabled for up to 4 players – Jump in/Jump out

* Gain experience points and unlock up to three real, licensed planes in the demo:
o F-16A Fighting Falcon
o SU-35 Super Flanker
o AV-8B Harrier II

* Choose between two different game modes:
o Normal – Default control type
o Expert – Allows full control over the aircraft in “Assistance Off” mode

* Two heart-pounding missions:
o Operation: Off Certification (Training mode)

+ Learn the skills of an elite pilot in “Assistance Off” mode and pull extreme maneuvers

o Operation: Glass Hammer (Rio De Janeiro)
+ Take flight over GeoEye technology (the world’s best satellite data), and witness Brazil like never before
+ Learn to use the Enhanced Reality System in “Assistance On” mode, where your plane’s computer calculates the best interception course for you to follow to attack an enemy, evade a missile or hit a ground target

Download the gameplay trailer here from our press extranet: http://ubipress.ubi.com

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X will be available on March 6th 2009 for the consoles and on March 13th for PC.

About Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X

Developed by Ubisoft’s Bucharest studio, Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X delivers an intense and authentic aerial combat experience by fully leveraging the benefits of the next-generation platforms. The story begins in the year 2014. As the era of the nation-state draws quickly to a close, the rules of warfare evolve even more rapidly. More and more nations become increasingly dependent on private military companies (PMCs), elite mercenaries with a lax view of the law. The Reykjavik Accords further legitimize their existence by authorizing their right to serve in every aspect of military operations. While the benefits of such PMCs are apparent, growing concerns surrounding giving them too much power begin to mount.

For more information on Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X, please visit http://www.hawxgame.com or www.ubi.com.

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