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Hawken

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Adhesive Games

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'Hawken' Gets Graphic Novel, Preview Issues Include Beta Code

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2012 @ 9:45 a.m. PST

Hawken is a multiplayer mech combat game with its focus on creating an intense and enjoyable battle experience that captures the feeling of piloting a heavy war machine while keeping the action fast-paced and strategic.

Hawken is the free-to-play, first-person mech shooter featuring two unique team game modes, as well as team deathmatch and free-for-all deathmatch.

Greater than all of this has been the positive feedback from the fans that were lucky enough to be a part of the Alpha 2 testing.  Don’t miss your chance to get in on the action early too!  Register today for a chance to be invited to closed beta which will run from October 26th until the 29th.

Archaia Entertainment and Meteor Entertainment have teamed up with comiXology to debut four, free exclusive digital preview issues of Hawken: Genesis, a hardcover graphic novel based on the highly anticipated online video game, Hawken!

Today marks the release of the first exclusive preview throughout comiXology's revolutionary digital comics platform available available across iPhoneiPad, AndroidKindle Fire, and the Web. This exclusive digital preview includes a special access code for Hawken’s third closed beta event, happening November 20th – December 6th 2012.

The Hawken: Genesis full-length graphic novel arrives March 2013 and will be published by Archaia Entertainment. This hard-hitting OGN establishes and explores the exciting world of Illal, the backdrop for the Hawken video game universe. Developed alongside Khang Le (Project Offset, Flight), the game’s Creative Director and lead conceptual designer of Adhesive Games, and featuring the talent of some of the industry’s top conceptual artists, comic illustrators, and painters, Hawken: Genesis is both a prequel and sourcebook to the epic warfare players will experience firsthand in the Hawken video game. Readers will get an amazing look at the vast post-apocalyptic mythology behind Hawken and follow the stories of the pivotal individuals that determine Illal's fate!

“Adhesive Games and Meteor Entertainment have developed such a unique and enticing war-torn future,” said Wes Harris, Meteor’s Vice President, Transmedia Publishing. “This digital release is a great way to expand our transmedia partnership with Archaia through comiXology while providing great opportunities for our fans to get access to the closed beta of the game.”

“Exploring the origin of that war and the dynamic, powerful personalities that set the political drama in motion was as exciting to create as it is to read,” added Jack Cummins, President & COO of Archaia. “We’re thrilled to premiere this material in digital form through comiXology and can’t wait to release the full graphic novel for eager Hawken fans.”

The first exclusive comiXology digital preview, “Prelude to Ruin,” is written by Jeremy Barlow (Mass Effect, Star Wars) and illustrated by Francisco Ruiz Velasco (concept artist on The Hobbit, Pacific Rim, and Hellboy 2).

Three more exclusive digital previews will premiere monthly only through comiXology, and ultimately leading to the hardcover’s release this March.

Hawken: Genesis is written by Khang Le and Jeremy Barlow and illustrated by Kody Chamberlain, Federico Dallocchio, Nathan Fox, Michael Gaydos, Bagus Hutomo, Sid Kotian, Khang Le, Christopher Moeller, Alex Sanchez, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Francisco Ruiz Velasco.

Hawken has been developed using the Unreal Engine from Epic Games, and the developers are interested in bringing the game to Xbox 360, PS3 and PC as a digital downloadable title.


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