$40 Blu-ray Warhawk swooping into retail

Sony confirms boxed, headset-less edition of its well-reviewed action game will touch down on retail shelves this month.

During this year's Game Developers Conference, Sony confirmed rumors that Incognito's long-in-development revival of the classic PlayStation arcade air fighter Warhawk would completely forgo a single-player mode. With its nontraditional offering, much speculation arose around how Sony would handle distribution of the multiplayer PlayStation 3 game.

A few weeks before Warhawk landed to a warm critical reception, Sony answered those questions by announcing two different SKUs for the game. Warhawk could either be downloaded through the PlayStation Network for $39.99, or aspiring flight commanders could pick up a tangible copy coupled with a Bluetooth wireless headset for $59.99 at retail outlets.

Now a third SKU has taken flight. Sony has confirmed to GameSpot that a $39.99 version sans Bluetooth headset would be touching down at retailers later this month. While Sony wasn't yet willing to say when that would happen, GameStop is currently listing the stand-alone game as shipping on October 10.

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cougarwsu
cougarwsu

Anyone seen the game w/o the headset on shelves yet?

mikewalsh69
mikewalsh69

deadly i'll buy it and get the headset. go easy on me

Bradley7777
Bradley7777

Will this mean that there will be no blutooth headset

hazelnutman
hazelnutman

lol got the boxed set w/ blu-tooth headset for 40$ within the first week! Sorry to ppl who bought it online -_-

gwenaellp
gwenaellp

great more new newbies to kill !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lamprey263
lamprey263

how come the copy I bought with the blu-tooth says not for re-sale; that's some BS.

BoobyUnger
BoobyUnger

when was it ever 59.99 i bought my hard copy with headset for with tax for 42 bucks?

MoeSyslak
MoeSyslak

Warhawk is a great ORIGINAL game i'm annoyed with the amount of first-person sci-fi shooters. there is a few glitches they need to sort out . when i first bought it i had 32 points from 1 game and got promoted to commander!!

HardCor1981
HardCor1981

I bought the download only version and (for this game), I prefer it. I love being able to sit on my couch, turn on the TV and select my game from the menu. Load times are minimal and I don't have to hunt around for my game and load it into the PS3. I guess I'm just a lazy gamer. For 99% of my games, I would prefer to buy them in the store, however. I sell most of my games on E-bay when I'm done with them.

grand17
grand17

everything goes on sale, i dont feel short changed at all. good deal for everyone who doesnt already have it. would you complain that nhl 2k7 is only $20 now? lol tis business

LiK
LiK

i feel bad for anyone who bought the d/l only version...

ScottEFresh
ScottEFresh

IMO This is the best game on the PS3 (ok, it's tied with Resistance) and it doesn't even have single player. IF you own a PS3 this is a MUST BUY!

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

I bought the game with the headset the day it came out...one of the best $60 I've spent. But this is cool too. A couple of my friends are debating getting Warhawk, now they shouldn't have any excuse :P

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

'metalisticpain lol no single player? on a console game? LAZY!' the game does not need single player. Its great! stop whining the game is what it is. they are not lazy they just wanted to focus their efforts on a great multiplayer experience. some games have NO online play, is that lazy then?

cardiac_cat
cardiac_cat

I bought the dl version this past saturday, and sure enough sony announces this. But oh-well the game is really great, and i dont see myself getting tired of it anytime soon. For any of you debating on getting warhawk, do it, the game is great. psn id: cardiac_cat

Athonline
Athonline

lewser5 Why does Sony always messing with so many different SKU's? First with the hardware and now with games. This is another reason why they don't have so many users. Erm MS has more SKUs out for their 360(core, arcane, elite, Halo Elite, premium, prem. with HDMI, core with HDMI...) and 3 versions of Halo. Sry you failed!

lockstock
lockstock

so now we want the bluetooth headset as a stand alone for those who bought the download

carljohnson3456
carljohnson3456

"drummer4drb what the hell is it with sony always pulling off quick random ideas and products i downloaded the game, and prob in a few months wen im bored and wanna sell it to a game store i wasn't gonna b able to, UNTIL NOW wen they randomly release a boxed version with no headset, and those people who downloaded the game get nothing in return.... thanks sony" So... you're complaining that you cant sell the downloaded version of the game... when you knew you wouldnt be able to already?

Reetesh
Reetesh

I have this edition since saturday :D

Taylor9124
Taylor9124

latinbro1: i agree. i bought the download one, and now i want the disk..ughhh

i_DUB
i_DUB

??? I have this pack.

Latinbro1
Latinbro1

I wonder how many people feel bad now for buying the DL version. On the bright side though, the game is really fun. And the stats seem to have been fixed And I've had almost no trouble connecting to servers.

kajtrooper
kajtrooper

Great! I haven't gotten this yet. I geuss it's time to.

munsoned
munsoned

only reason i bought warhawk was because it came with a headset... funny thing is the game turned out to be better then the head set lol

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Good... maybe I'll pick this up so I can have more PS3 games than the one I already had on Xbox (Ninja Gaiden Sigma).

drummer4drb
drummer4drb

what the hell is it with sony always pulling off quick random ideas and products i downloaded the game, and prob in a few months wen im bored and wanna sell it to a game store i wasn't gonna b able to, UNTIL NOW wen they randomly release a boxed version with no headset, and those people who downloaded the game get nothing in return.... thanks sony

popsadent
popsadent

Warhawk is an excellent game, i hope this SKU gets more people to buy it and play it. The more the merrier.

Pablo620
Pablo620

This game is awesome. And that headset retails for $50 i believe alone. So that $60 package is a great deal

Rebelyell7
Rebelyell7

Hey crunchb3rry, way to be paying attention to the game, last time I checked, stat updates are actually happening now and things have gotten fixed, but then again, this could just be me.

Pazy160
Pazy160

Next up Warhawk on a PATA HDD :| Then a SATA HDD then for good measure a Flash Drive and a couple thousand floppy disks (5 1/2 just to annoy people).

lewser5
lewser5

Why does Sony always messing with so many different SKU's? First with the hardware and now with games. This is another reason why they don't have so many users.

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

Don't buy it. The game has been busted since launch and not much at all has been done in the meantime to fix it because most of the staff quit in the last stages of development. There are severe stat and rank problems. And because stats don't work, people tend to teamkill and grief all the other players as "practice" until Incognito wises up and hires some more people to replace the mass exodus in the final stages of development.

other44
other44

hmmmm, yeah maybe...

generalmyke74
generalmyke74

in other words just stick to the disc because DLC on PSN as i see dont have protection on stuff that you purchased like come on now this is the NEXT GEN we shouldnt have to be living in Fear of Backing up everything we do man thats some PC memories i think reformated my computer more then i played games on it but thats one good thing about the internet on the computer thoes storage sites but then again like i said. We shouldnt live in the Fear of backing up everything we do.

generalmyke74
generalmyke74

so you basicly saying if your ps3 HDD crash then you have to buy Warhawk again??? wow this is exactly why the ps3 have bad issues see not to be a fanboy or nothing but ima just point out something. when you buy a game or movie on a certain gamertag its linked to it so if you delete it then you can go back and download it for free except for movies because its a rental just like VOD if you delete it you have to buy it again but the TV shows they are yours forever. but i dont know about ps3 not giving your stuff you own back and if thats the case Sony is going to lose alot of money because i know some people might of haved that issue. espcially that syphon filter one of my friends bought that game it downloaded corrupted and he had to buy it again to download it but he didnt because thats a rip off right there now do you see what FREE gets you?

generalmyke74
generalmyke74

actually hard drives loads faster then any disc out right now escially since the ps3 use the SATA whats that like 2gb/s? it can load the whole game in 30 seconds. and for one sony kinda lied about GT on the ps3 because its not going to load that fast on Blu ray they was presenting it on the HDD which like i said loads faster why you people think as big as warcraft how do it load all of thoes places you visit it only has loading times when you start the game or go into portals now if game companies start making games and ship them on HDD and hook em up to usb 2.0 then we will have one of the best games in the world because more storage and faster reading. and yes i experience warcraft on IDE HDD and it really loads that fast.

DarkVenom
DarkVenom

Good move. I hope socom confrontation is like this but from the start. That way people have more choice especially the people who bought warhawk.

Dogswithguns
Dogswithguns

Great news but I already have one. now some of my friends can afford one.

Terran499
Terran499

Yeah there needs to be a story

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

blu ray makes it play better! right??

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

I hope they still keep the head-set bundle.

moatartareque
moatartareque

well i really didnt care about a story mode but ohwell ill stll get both it could have been nice if it was an add on

jnvwv
jnvwv

I bought the Network version and downloaded it. Im fine with a $40 hard copy. Its a great game for the PS3 at a great price.

ctg867
ctg867

Alright, this is expected, but good news. I figure they're remove the SKU that comes with a headset when this releases. I also assume that they'll drop the price of the download by $5 or $10. I don't think getting back and forth is equal to getting a hard copy, a box, and the ability to trade it back into Gamestop makes them even purchases.

Lab392
Lab392

"$40 Blu-ray Warhawk ... Blu-ray????? aren't all PS3 games Blu-ray discs??? gosh darn it." There is a version of warhawk up for download for $40 on the Playstation Store.