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Starhawk - Out Now - Sequel to Warhawk - 9/20: Coming to PSN! SP Free for PS+! 1.04!


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#1 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 06:27 AM

The Starhawk Universe is set in the distant future out in the far reaches of Space where two factions a colony of humans known as the Rifters, and the Outcast, a ruthless species of humans mutated into psychotic monsters by the Rift Energy, a dangerous resource both factions are battling over. Starhawk puts the player in the boots of Emmett Graves a hired gunslinger ostracised from society due to his own exposure to Rift Energy, leaving him partially mutated, but still able to retain his humanity. Taking on the powerful role of Graves the player will be drawn back to his home settlement of White Sands on the planet Dust to face a mysterious outlaw and his band of Outcast warriors to only find out that this assignment may mean more to him than he could ever imagine. He will soon find out that his family is involved in the clash between the Outcast and the Rifters and therefore must decide between those close to him and those he swore to protect.

Starhawk’s features a host of weaponry and a multitude of vehicles for fast paced action combat combined with intense vehicular warfare on both land and air. The game’s innovative Build & Battle system lets players alter the on screen action by giving them the ability to change the dynamic of the battlefield instantly with a selection of base structures at their disposal, all while in the midst of the fight. By the touch of a button players can deploy a number of buildings, vehicles, or fire power to strategically complete mission objectives and defeat enemies. Through the sophisticated architecture of the PS3 system, the instantaneous customisation that Build & Battle provides, as well as this breadth of gameplay that spans multiple modes is made possible.

Utilising state-of-the-art visual technologies, the development team has made every effort to give players the realistic feel of actually being on the battlegrounds with vibrant characters and environments, coupled with dynamic lighting effects. Starhawk also boasts a strong online mode where users can battle head-to-head in epic 32 player matches, up to four player online and offline co-operative play, and split-screen gameplay within multiplayer and co-op modes against an endless attack of enemies, in addition to a full-fledged single-player story mode with various missions set in a number of diverse interstellar environments.

Additionally, Starhawk employs a host of online community features that allows players to be always connected, all the time, including tournaments, leaderboards, and clan support with additional friends list and quick match options. Players can keep up to date with the community events calendar, ticker tape updates, and a Starhawk Android app that will allow users to keep track of friends, clan mates, and stats when not online.


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Companion App

I am very pleased to announce the official companion mobile application for our PS3 shooter Starhawk is now available on iOS and Android devices. With the Starhawk Uplink app you can easily check out detailed player and clan stats, while staying current on the all of the latest Starhawk announcements and community news/events, all on the go, anytime, anywhere. Here are links to download the app…

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iOS devices

Once you’ve downloaded the Starhawk Uplink to your mobile device, you’ll find a wealth of information available on all of the player weapons, Hawk weapons, and Build & Battle structures.

The Starhawk Uplink app is totally free, and it’s a way for diehard players to always stay in touch with Starhawk. And for those of you who haven’t picked up a copy of Starhawk yet, you can still pull down this app and learn more about the game and the exciting community of Starhawk followers. Here’s a look at our Starhawk Uplink trailer…



Features include:

  • Access to clan information: You can view your clan invitations, clan leaderboards and statistics, and search for new clans to join or challenge.
  • View player and weapon stats: You can view your player and weapon stats from all of your online action in Starhawk.
  • Track other players: Want to see how your stats compare? Look at stats for your PSN friends, clanmates, and other players you meet online.
  • View the Starhawk leaderboards: See how you rank against your friends, clanmates, and the rest of the Starhawk community.
  • Access Starhawk community strongholds: You can link to various Starhawk social sites, as well as directly link to gameplay videos and other Starhawk community-driven sites.
  • Browse The Armory: An encyclopedia of information on all troop and Hawk weapons and Build & Battle structures.
  • Stay up to date: Our news ticker and game announcements section ensure that you are completely up to date on all the latest and greatest Starhawk news.
  • The Starhawk Uplink runs on the following devices: iTouch, iPhone 3G/3GS/4/4S, as well as all versions of iPad and Android devices, including the Sony Tablet S and Sony Xperia Play mobile phone and all Gingerbread Android devices. Kindle Fire support is coming soon.

Go download the free Starhawk Uplink and an edge over your fellow Starhawk players! Lastly, we just deployed another great balance update on PSN for our Starhawk fans around the world! To see all of the great stuff included in this week’s release of update 1.02.002, check out our latest LightBox Interactive developer blog here.

http://blog.us.plays...id-and-ios-now/

Edited by FriskyTanuki, 14 June 2012 - 06:32 PM.


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#2 freakyzeeky

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 06:29 AM

This has been a long time coming. Great to finally see Starhawk revealed tonight. :applause:

EDIT: Here's an HD version of the reveal if you want to use it, Frisky.

EDIT2: Nevermind, it's been taken down. :/

Edited by freakyzeeky, 13 May 2011 - 04:40 PM.


#3 whoknows

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 06:30 AM

Looks very cool.

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#4 NamPaehc

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 06:51 AM

Didn't see that transformation stuff coming at all. :)

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:57 AM

Gotta get the band back together.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:22 AM

love it love it love it!

Great news considering I still play Warhawk to this day.

#7 NamPaehc

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:27 AM

Nice. Emmitt Smith as a digital hero.

Not sure I'm feeling the freelancer vibe over the more military squads of the first game. But once I get to blow stuff up, doubt I'll care.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:32 AM

AWWW YES!!!

My friend was soo pissed at me because I got the "Presidential Meritorious Conduct" only because he took the heat off of me while I went around capping zones. It is the only ribbon he never got :D

Starhawk: Who would have thought Americans would be the first to make an awesome robot/air combat MP game?

/edit: Going to miss the Warhawk intro theme in the clouds.



#9 zenprime

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:44 AM

/edit: Going to miss the Warhawk intro theme in the clouds.


Just hearing that makes me remember those crazy dogfights I loved so much. Breaking max locks while leading the enemy on a tear across the sky, flirting with the stall limit and waiting for the perfect opportunity to lead them into my air mines.

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#10 Thomas96

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:59 AM

AWWW YES!!!

My friend was soo pissed at me because I got the "Presidential Meritorious Conduct" only because he took the heat off of me while I went around capping zones. It is the only ribbon he never got :D

Starhawk: Who would have thought Americans would be the first to make an awesome robot/air combat MP game?

/edit: Going to miss the Warhawk intro theme in the clouds.



damn, I forgot how good that theme song was! I hope that one day, we can get another Warhawk game with a single player campaign.
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#11 j-cart

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:02 AM

damn, I forgot how good that theme song was! I hope that one day, we can get another Warhawk game with a single player campaign.


We are. It's called "Starhawk" :D

Nothing beats holding down a zone by yourself with a healing drop. Hope to see dropship type vehicles and a much better mic support in Starhawk.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:48 AM

Nice, can't wait to play this one considering how much fun I had playing Warhawk.

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#13 Sir_Fragalot

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 01:06 PM

Build in Battle :drool:

This sounds like it could be fucking amazing.
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#14 x3x1x

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 01:42 PM

I'm just hoping the mechs don't weaken infantry combat too much. At least with plane vs soldier you could still survive, but these things look a lot more dangerous on the ground.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 02:24 PM

I also hope ground combat isnt nerfed. Love running around with a Soldier killing tanks and jeeps. Cant wait to see the whole squad back together.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 03:19 PM

I was tired last night, so I didn't make the connection but Build n' Battle reminds me of Battlezone 2 which was a hybrid tank combat/RTS/FPS.

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#17 freakyzeeky

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 04:27 PM

Looks like the game will be coming out next year...

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#18 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 04:43 PM

Updated the OP with a few trailers and information from the press release. As for the modes it'll offer:

Starhawk also boasts a strong online mode where users can battle head-to-head in epic 32 player matches, up to four player online and offline co-operative play, and split-screen gameplay within multiplayer and co-op modes against an endless attack of enemies, in addition to a full-fledged single-player story mode with various missions set in a number of diverse interstellar environments.



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#19 Sir_Fragalot

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 05:16 PM

I just hope this build a battle system is something every player can do, not just a team's decision. I would love to get points from killing shit then spend it on a mech at my leisure :D
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Posted 13 May 2011 - 06:46 PM

This is the happiest I've been about a game since the day before Volition said "No Competitive Multiplayer in RFA." :lol:

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:08 PM

I just hope this build a battle system is something every player can do, not just a team's decision. I would love to get points from killing shit then spend it on a mech at my leisure :D

From what I've read, it's a shared pool of money to spend on stuff that you or the team needs. There aren't any power-ups/weapons/vehicles placed on the maps, so you can either get that stuff from dead players or buy them yourself.

Here's the full episode of GT.TV if you want to see the everything they showed.

Edited by FriskyTanuki, 13 May 2011 - 07:19 PM.


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#22 zenprime

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:52 PM

A Starhawk Developer Overview with Dylan Jobe

Some new clips, concept art

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=mM79QgpP3cc

twitter account for Starhawk is http://twitter.com/StarhawkTheGame

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:02 PM

Space buggies!

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:09 PM

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#25 Saint Noir

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:14 PM

Seems interesting. Will definitely be worth keeping and eye on. Hopefully, it turns out well. :)

#26 Ashtaar

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:13 PM

Wow looks great, I never played WarHawk but this looks like tons of fun

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#27 mrx001

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 12:11 AM

Needs more space and tanks.Where are the tanks?

More info:
  • Weapons lock on automatically,no need to hold down L1 button. Auto-lock on with hawks*,machine gun,and rocket launcher.You just need to keep your target in your site.Need clarification on hawks lock on.
  • Starting multi player you start barren.No vehicles or weapons. Each team gets a certain amount of rift to build a base,4x4 garage,turrets,gates and weapons bunker. So,team coordination is necessary.I can see people griefing this.Also,you can pick up weapons from dead allies or enemies.You can't go inside enemy weapons bunkers.Unless you follow them in.Building things around your spawn area cost less rift.
  • You hold R2 button to run.You don't run atomatically like in Warhawk.
  • You spawn by falling from the sky ala ODST.You can aim yourself to land on your enemies.You don't have much control over your pod.
  • No more hover mode for hawks.Straight to mech mode.

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#28 iggywiggum

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 07:02 AM

Oh. My. Gawd. That looks great!

#29 NamPaehc

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 07:42 AM

  • you spawn by falling from the sky ala odst.you can aim yourself to land on your enemies.you don't have much control over your pod.


odst? For shame!!!!! ;)

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 08:48 AM

Hmmm... Dunno yet. Warhawk was so great. Still need to be sold on this.

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