Starhawk in stores today
Online-focused third person shooter now available
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on May 8, 2012 - 10:09am EST (May 8, 2012 10:09)
Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced the launch of the third-person shooter Starhawk, exclusively for the PlayStation 3.
Developed by LightBox Interactive, in collaboration with Santa Monica Studio, Starhawk provides fast action set in space. Through the game’s unique Build & Battle system, players can instantly alter the battlefield by calling down offensive and defensive structures from an orbiting drop ship in real-time.
“Starhawk is not your traditional shooter; it alters the gameplay recipe in such a way that creates a brand new experience for players and one that is only possible on PlayStation 3,” said Guy Longworth, Senior Vice President, SCEA. “Combining a run-and-gun style with our innovative Build & Battle system, along with a compelling story mode and robust online multiplayer campaign, Starhawk will truly move the genre forward and is sure to excite shooter fans and newcomers alike.”
Starhawk boasts an online multiplayer mode via PlayStation Network where users can battle head-to-head in 32-player matches, up to four-player online and offline co-operative play, and split-screen gameplay within multi-player and co-op modes, always against an endless attack of enemies.
Additionally, Starhawk employs a host of online community features that allows players to be always connected, all the time, including tournaments, leader boards, and clan support with additional friends list and quick match options. Players can keep up to date with the community events calendar, ticker tape updates, and a Starhawk Android application that lets users keep track of friends, clan mates, and stats when not online.