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HAWX 2 announced, Top Gun references increase by 200%

Do you feel the need for speed? Do you have any tires that need kicking or fires about to be lit? Are you presently on the highway to the danger zone? If the answer was yes to any of these, please find a jet reference other than those made during the Reagan presidency. Like say, "HAWX 2 stealthily announced via early morning email." It's so easy!*


Above: Art, not a screenshot

Few details were given, mainly just the platform announcements and a release date of Fall 2010. Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions are on the way, plus one for Wii, marking the sub-series' first appearance on Nintendo's machine.

I'm curious to know whether this will continue to run alongside the GRAW timeline or if it's planning on jumping ahead to coincide with Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Considering the art showcases the F-22, a plane that's no longer in production for the US military, I have to assume they're not leaping ahead. Looks like their fictional 2014 is already outdated (lol!).

In all seriousness, HAWX was a fantastic alternative to the long-running Ace Combat series. Both spin a forgettable story and attempt to make you care about the pilots inside the million-dollar planes, but in reality the aerial combat is the true star, and HAWX's unique third-person view and VR-style targeting made it feel different enough to warrant a second recurring jet franchise. Expect more during E3 2010 (June 15-17).

*Technically this is also an outdated reference, as stealth technology was widely implemented with the F-117, a plane that came to prominence in the early '80s. Accuracy is hilarious!

May 5, 2010

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10 comments

  • MassSaber - May 6, 2010 4:17 p.m.

    The AI of your wingmen were terrible in HAWX 1 and the plot was so damm stupid at point I almost stopped playing it. Still the combat was fun. Here hoping AC7 comes out soon
  • apleasantguy - May 6, 2010 1:41 p.m.

    I hope the sequel is better, on the first one they crashed and burned.
  • bmrskate - May 6, 2010 9:30 a.m.

    No no no no....there are TWO "O's" in Goose....
  • tomthespesh - May 6, 2010 12:20 a.m.

    Compared to Ace combat 6 I thought HAWX was terrible but I do love jet fighter games so I still play it (primarily because people still play it online). Still I'll probably get this as I'm sure Ace Combat 7 is still a while off :(
  • Dutch - May 5, 2010 11:59 p.m.

    YEAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Cwf2008 - May 5, 2010 11:49 p.m.

    Eh theres still a hundred and something F-22s...and who cares its a videogame so...an air force full of them!
  • pingyoo - May 5, 2010 11:36 p.m.

    Wow, that is going to be amazing. Cant wait! Lou www.being-anonymous.at.tc
  • TURbo - May 5, 2010 11:35 p.m.

    I want beach volleyball
  • CommandoDS - May 5, 2010 11:14 p.m.

    The first game was fun with four friends hopefully they bring that back over and make it even better… maybe one of the guys you meet is named Peppy and tells you to do a barrel roll, that would make my day.
  • loonyman978 - May 5, 2010 11:05 p.m.

    Looks good, if it's improved in any way I'll probably pick it up, iked the first. ReCapcha - at Russel who?

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