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Ubisoft Reveals High-Flying Details For Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2

Flight fans may be a little disappointed that Ace Combat hasn't come to the PlayStation 3 just yet, but there are other quality titles out there.

And another will be winging our way this fall. Today, Ubisoft released more details for the upcoming sequel, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2, which will require all your "finely honed reflexes" to conquer. Ubisoft Bucharest has jammed an impressive amount of technology into this one; featuring everything from the F-35's vectored thrust capability to the "ultra-secret Enhanced Reality System," H.A.W.X. 2 may be one of the more satisfying flight titles ever. Locales include Moscow, the Persian Gulf, the Arctic Circle, and the Indian Ocean, and they all boast "high-resolution GeoEye commercial satellite imagery." As for air warfare, here's what to expect:

  • Go head-to-head in close-range dogfights
  • Take off and land on bases and carriers
  • Sweat through night precision bombing
  • Track your targets using silent UAV's then strike from above
  • Use air-to-air refueling in the middle of missions

Although it's hardly the biggest genre out there, flight games can be excellent, invigorating experiences. It appears Ubisoft is headed in the right direction with Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 and we'll be all sorts of interested in giving it a try...

5/26/2010 12:19:58 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

CharlesD
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @ 12:41:04 PM
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First!
Yes, I haven't done that yet, and yes it was satisfying. (Mainly interested to see how many comments this will generate)

I do like flying games, and if this is halfway decent I'll probably have to go and pick it up. 3D flying will be especially interesting, if it ever comes out.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @ 2:20:20 PM

Booooooooo

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @ 1:07:24 PM
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Nice. Those features were exactly what the community was asking for.

Ubisoft and the HAWX brand could become the premiere flight combat game on the PS3 if they continue to improve.

All I want is options similar to IL-2, and I'll be a happy virtual pilot!

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keo7
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @ 2:25:13 PM
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Please take take out the limiter on 1st and 3rd person view then I will be happy. Oh and please pay extra attention to internal weapon bays, it should open and close. Not like bombs and missiles pop out of thin air.
Well...this sound rough ,but if they want to make it good then it better to make it right and not being lazy in critical places.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @ 2:31:25 PM

Good points there!

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Axe99
Thursday, May 27, 2010 @ 5:47:41 PM

Too right - that wacky 'assistance off' camera almost had me trading the original in, which was a great, enjoyable game apart from that one element.

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A2K78
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @ 3:01:07 PM
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" Although it's hardly the biggest genre out there, flight games can be excellent, invigorating experiences. It appears Ubisoft is headed in the right direction with Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 and we'll be all sorts of interested in giving it a try"

Someone should go play Aero Elite Combat Academy on the PS2, one of the best of flight games around as it does everything right. To put it straight, no plane or helicopter handle the same right down to take-offs and landing. Ontop of that the air-to-air fights feel very realistic.

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Alienange
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @ 3:37:19 PM
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It has night precision bombing? Damn. That sounds really cool.

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CharlesD
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @ 5:30:33 PM
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Wow, people are waayyy to serious sometimes. Oh well. Guess people can't take a joke :(

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @ 6:11:32 PM

Firsts just aren't done here.

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CharlesD
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @ 6:28:47 PM
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..Yes, that was made brutally apparent by the merciless bashing of the other guy who did it. Who cares if you say first before you write your comment? I understand not wanting a bunch of idiots on the site with nothing but ignorant remarks and insults. But saying first? It's just a word, and if your contributing something to the conversation, I don't see why it must be looked down upon.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @ 8:58:56 PM

Doesn't actually bother me any, but Ben asks we don't do it.

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StangMan80
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @ 11:05:01 PM
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I love flying games and this one sounds cool. I hope it's everything we all expect and more.



Last edited by StangMan80 on 5/26/2010 11:05:18 PM

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___________
Thursday, May 27, 2010 @ 2:36:43 AM
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i really enjoyed HAWX except the fact that every dam mission is a bloody babysitting mission.
please ubisoft for the love of god no more babysitting missions!!!!!!!!!!
there is nothing more annoying than having to fly past bomb some enemies rinse and repeat to destroy some ground crew so your ground crew survive all at the same time you have a million and one planes shooting you.
so you either have the choice of shoot the planes and have your ground crew destroyed, or shoot the ground troops and have the enemy planes blow you up.
so i have a choice of die, or die.
hmmmmm, hard choice but i think ill choose die.
remove that and ill be front in like for hawx 2, its about bloody time we saw some fighter jet games!!!!!!

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BikerSaint
Thursday, May 27, 2010 @ 1:37:12 PM
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Jut give me my Ace Combat, and back on the PS3, dammit!!!!!

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CharlesD
Friday, May 28, 2010 @ 6:00:10 PM
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@ WorldEndsWithMe

I did not realize he requested we refrain. Thx world :)

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