March 5, 2009
TOM CLANCY’S HAWX SOARS ONTO
SHELVES THIS WEEK
Today Ubisoft announces that Tom
Clancy’s HAWX for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system has released and
will be hitting retail shelves this week.
"Tom Clancy’s HAWX marks a new era
for the flight combat genre and a new playground in the Tom Clancy universe,”
said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. "Ubisoft
is bringing advanced warfare to the unfriendly skies and a revolutionary new
experience to gamers.” The setting for Tom Clancy’s HAWX is 2012. 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
Firms (PMFs) – 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. There goes the neighborhood…
Tom Clancy’s HAWX allows the player
to become an elite pilot of the future; and provides a revolutionary way to
think about combat in the sky. Cutting-edge technology, devastating firepower,
and intense dogfights bestow this new title a deserving place in the prestigious
Tom Clancy franchise.
Key features of Tom Clancy’s HAWX:
ENHANCED REALITY SYSTEM (E.R.S.) –
E.R.S. is in-game technology that helps turn novice aviators into elite pilots
of the future. The Enhanced Reality System is the backbone of your flight
experience: radars and incoming missile detection, damage control system,
tactical map and information relay, and weapons trajectory control. E.R.S.
also allows you to issue orders to your squadron, making this system as iconic
to Tom Clancy’s HAWX as the Cross-Com system is to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon
DUAL GAMEPLAY – Want to ease into
your flight missions and gain a level of comfort? Turn on the assistance mode
and take full advantage of your E.R.S. Need to evade your enemy and execute
advanced dog-fighting moves? Switch off the assistance mode and feel the
adrenaline rushing through your veins as you play in stunning 3rd-person
INNOVATION IN MULTIPLAYER – For
the first time ever in the Air Combat genre, experience the entire solo
campaign in 4-player JUMP IN/JUMP OUT co-op mode. In PVP mode, challenge your
friends in intense 8-player Team Deathmatch and find out who’s the top gun.
REALISM AND AUTHENTICITY – Take
the throttle of over fifty of the world’s most famous aircrafts. Dogfight over
real U.S. and international cities and landscapes. Tom Clancy’s HAWX utilizes
the most advanced satellite mapping technology commercially available – so go
supersonic with its authenticity and breathtaking graphics.
Tom Clancy’s HAWX is rated "T” for
teen and has an MSRP of $59.99.
For more information on the game,
please visit the official website at: