In 2011 A mech fighting game has been announced that blew the internet away. With a machine warrior-inspired aesthetics and fast-paced, pounding robot action, hawken looked like one of the coolest video games the world had ever seen.
This launch week would prove successful the maximum limit for the game; While it eventually released as a free-to-play multiplayer shooter and received some attention as a live-action adaptation, the game itself wasn’t as interesting as its aesthetic, and in 2018 its servers were shut down.
But man, it looked like it so goodand a lot of people remember and love it, so maybe it’s not a big surprise that 505 Games decided to bring the franchise to the market back proclaiming Hawken reborn earlier today:
Bring it back might be a little unfair here: This isn’t a reboot of the original, but an entirely new game that removes the player vs. player combat from hawken for a single player PvE game that will have missions and a “narrative”.. This will not only be a nice surprise for interested fans hawkens universe more than its actual gameplay, but also for everyone who likes it titanium fall and agrees that we’ll probably never get one again titanium fall.
Perhaps the only downside to all of this is that the return seems to have had the game’s aesthetics sanded down. with Hawken Reborns Mech and world designs is missing the original’s splashy homage to Kow Yokoyama machine warrior.
Hawken reborn is already available on Steam, with an Early Access release planned for May 17th. “Play a role in the next chapter of mech warfare set in the Hawken universe with six opening missions to complete in this first story arc,” reads the game’s description. “Get into your mech and fight alongside new characters to discover whole new storylines that lie deep within Illal and will continue to develop in the future.”