Tom Clancy's HAWX

  • Online Co-Op: 4 Players
  • LAN Co-Op: 4 Players
  • + Co-Op Campaign
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 'Direct Hit' Trailer
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Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 'Direct Hit' Trailer

I've been asked several times in the last two months: "What is your most anticipated game of 2009?" For co-op, the answer has been the same every time: "Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X."

A four-player drop-in/drop-out campaign that mirrors the single-player campaign -- a la Left 4 Dead -- is a force to be reckoned with in any game, but in a title where the skies are not so friendly, your co-op "wingman" can be just that.

I've always been intrigued with the Ace Combat series. Truth be told: I've only ever played two of them, and neither for very long. The lack of co-op held my hand from purchase for years, and when Ace Combat 6 boasted four-player co-op content, I had lost interest. More than a year has passed, and now that I'm eager for a chance to get back into the cockpit, H.A.W.X. is on the radar, and it looks like a major contender for Ace of the Skies.

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Unfortunately, we don't get to see any new gameplay footage today. To make matters worse: even the pre-render trailer is lackluster. But it confirms a piece of information that I picked up at my local GameStop on New Year's Eve: H.A.W.X. is shipping in March.

Watch the embedded trailer below, or click the "Source" link to see it in high-definition.