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Sep 15

Sep 15

Starhawk: Space Combat Trailer and Fantastic Fest Plans

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President, LightBox Interactive

Hey everyone! Last night on G4 we premiered Starhawk’s Space Combat trailer! And if you happen to be too busy tracking the orbit of ELENIN, and didn’t get a chance to see it on X-Play, then shame on you!

But don’t worry! Don’t despair! We’ve got the full, extended version of the Starhawk Space Combat Trailer right here. Click it! Play it! Let it burn its shooter-goodness deep into your eyes!

So this video was cut together by our team in San Diego, California and was captured from gameplay on our Capture the Flag Small Orbital Platform map. The trailer gives a really great taste of what our space combat is like in Starhawk! You may have seen some of our previous gameplay vids that were recorded on one of our Acid Sea maps with its cool-looking terrain, jagged spires, and noxious acid. But what’s really awesome about the Orbital Space Platform maps is that they feel urban, with city and street combat and that’s something that we’re really happy about!


The team and I here at LightBox Interactive really want each of our environment types to have a unique feel, but still all based on the fast-paced troop, vehicle and aircraft gameplay that our fans love. And because of each environment’s unique structure and style, our Build & Battle mechanics feel really cool and fresh in each of the environment as well. We absolutely love this and hope you all will too because it allows players to not only adapt their combat tactics per environment, but their support and building tactics as well.


Up to this point we’ve pretty much only showed Starhawk at venues where you needed a pass or some kind of credentials like E3, Comic-Con, PAX, Gamescom, or the upcoming Eurogamer Expo, or GAMEfest. Basically conferences, expos, closed-door meetings, and back alleys — that all changes now!


Maybe some of you have heard of the Alamo Drafthouse’s Fantastic Fest here in Austin. It’s an awesome film festival specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action… ya know, “fantastic” movies! They have an arcade portion of the festival focusing on indie games called Fantastic Arcade that is totally open to the public (and FREE) and it’s held at the awesome HighBall Lounge! So we thought, let’s setup a LAN party and give the public a chance to play Starhawk!


So if you’re in the Austin area and interested in getting your hands on Starhawk, swing by the Highball on Thursday, September 22nd starting around 5pm. We’re gonna have a LAN party of 12 PS3 stations, each decked out with a 40” SONY Bravia EX 400 HD Monitor and of course Astro headsets. We’ll be holding a Capture the Flag tournament too and there will be prizes but honestly, I’m not sure what the prizes are going to be but Sony is providing them.


We’ve also got something really special planned for all our fans that show up to the HighBall for our Starhawk LAN Party — It’s a voucher code for an exclusive multiplayer skin for Starhawk!

So swing by, play Starhawk, play the other games at Fantastic Arcade, hang out and meet the LightBox Interactive team!


Oh, and one last thing! Here’s a Starhawk avatar if you’d like to use it for Twitter, NeoGaf or some other forum.

Keep your eye’s on and the PlayStation.Blog here for the latest updates and announcements on Starhawk — and boy, do we have some big ones right around the corner!

Rock out with your Hawk out!

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MrPatrick16 said:

September 15th, 9:33 pm

i have been looking forward to this game ever since i heard of it..cant wait to try it out guys

KAPADO said:

September 15th, 10:12 pm

i haven’t preordered yet but i think its time

xNemesiSx said:

September 16th, 1:17 am

Dont you love this guys? Looks all the replies and good stuff they are giving away. I am starting to like them, you guys are doing a great job. Game is looking amazing

ModernYorkster said:

September 16th, 5:54 am

This is just amazing! Day one purchase for me.

P.s. lets not have those super long grinding trophies like in Warhawk.

WtrHnd said:

September 16th, 6:00 am

More importantly, how do we get your Magritte avatar? I needs it!

dsaBOSS said:

September 16th, 10:15 am

Keep us posted guys.

I do have a question though. Do you intend to have open events like this in the Houston area anytime soon? I wouldn’t mind driving up to Austin if I didn’t have an exam that day. =/

WelmoscaBR said:

September 16th, 11:10 am

@T-Jani…This guy asked for XMB status…like LBP does…and I ask dont do this….if we want to know what game modes our friends are playing…is just send a message isnt?…simple isnt?…Its a lot more cool just see the name of game alone below the names of ours friends.Like uncharted does.

BTW this game is awesome….this trailer was pure awesomeness….I want this game right now….this its gonna be my first game of 2012 together with Twisted Metal….Great work guys and keep it up…cant wait for beta.And I have to say I love the protagonist …..I missed so much black protagonists….So I must thank you guys again.You have my money.

DeadSpider said:

September 16th, 1:12 pm

1: Will there be a C.E.? If so will there be variations?

2: A key feature in WarHawk for my family was the 4 way split screen. Will this featurebe making a comeback?

3: Ingame Calendar… will it be able to automaticly launch a server when a scheduled event is reached? Or have a notification popup of some sort?

4: Can we look forward to Sony and or LightBox sponsored Tourny’s? And on a seasonal basis? Mini Tourny’s? etc etc

drgiggles225 said:

October 6th, 12:52 pm

Starhawk looks badass but Warhawk is needs to be fix like bad how can bullets blow up a tank theres no way is every vehicle made of paper

Tegsy190 said:

October 14th, 9:39 pm

trailer look suuuuuuuuuper awesome.
i just recently got warkhawk and am loving. ill be sure to get starhawk when it comes out!
anybody know when its gonna come out in australia???
oh and uh any chance that the beta is going to be in uncharted 3 for aussies as well??
keep up the great work!!!

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