We were all wondering what H.A.W.X. was going to be about after finding out that Ubisoft trademarked the title. IGN got the exclusive and now we know. Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. is a jet fighting game and I’m sure Ace Combat fans are tenting their pants over this announcement. The game will come out for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 this fall and will contain over 50 fighter jets. There will also be four-player jump in/out co-op, and up to 16-player multiplayer dogfights.
The game is set in the year 2012 and the world has become dependent on private military companies. The jets will feature an Enhanced Reality System, which sounds like it’s going to make piloting the jets extremely easy. While this system is on, you’ll have tons of perks on your jet that will keep you safe during the game. If you don’t feel like being babysat, though, you can turn the ERS off, but you’re left a lot more vulnerable.
I don’t know about you, but this is the last thing I was expecting from Ubisoft when they announced they were moving away from shooter games. I know a ton of people that love the flight games and the only really good one on the market has always been Ace Combat. H.A.W.X. looks to blow the Ace Combat series out of the sky, though, with all its features. Four-player co-op sounds amazing, and fighting against 15 other jets in multiplayer just has me salivating like crazy. What are your thoughts?