Playable demo for Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. coming very soon

And by “very soon,” I of course mean “tomorrow” for Xbox 360 players, “this Thursday” for those with a PlayStation 3, and “February 26” for PC owners.

The demo for H.A.W.X. will include a couple of missions, a few playable licensed aircraft, and 4-player co-op. I didn’t know the first thing about this game until reading Hamza’s impressions, but it sounds like something I’d like to try out.

The last type of combat flight game I played was Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader, so it will be neat to see how we’ve progressed. Then again, Rogue Squadron II was phenomenal, so I’ll probably be disappointed. 


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

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

Jordan Devore
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