Some years ago, mechs were one of the big things in gaming but when FPS games became the big thing on consoles, the market for mech games began to shrink. Hawken looks to change that and bring mechs back in a big way.
Setting its sights on the 12.12.12 release date, Hawken will bring a FPS mech perspective in fast paced arena style gameplay. The PC only title will launch with a team deathmatch, free-for-all deathman, “siege” and one additional still to be announced mode. There is additional content planned for DLC. To separate the gameplay from traditional FPS systems, Hawken will not have an ammunition system but instead have weapons prone to overheating which will cause a player to have to retreat and recover.
Check out the live action trailer below for Hawken which looks stunning and gives players an idea of the world they will soon find themselves immersed in. Hawken is due out on December 12th of this year on PC. Stick to the Flickcast for more E3 2012 news.