Warhawk golden

Development wraps up on PlayStation 3 multiplayer shooter; downloadable version to sell for $40, retail edition with Bluetooth headset going for $60.

It's been almost a dozen years since Warhawk was released for the original PlayStation, and now the fondly remembered flight combat game is finally going to become a proper franchise. Amidst the BlizzCon and QuakeCon hubub on Friday, Dylan Jobe of developer Incognito announced on the PlayStation blog that Warhawk for the PlayStation 3 has gone gold and will be available for purchase August 28.

The game will be available on a Blu-ray Disc in stores for $59.99, or downloadable through the PlayStation Network for $39.99. To justify the extra $20, the retail game will include extra video content, a manual, and a Jabra Bluetooth headset.

"I'm really glad that SCEA came through with a 'good value' price for this," Jobe said of the downloadable version of the game. "It's the right thing to do."

For more on Warhawk, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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oldschoolKEN
oldschoolKEN

i remember the ps1 game :D i loved it, but i lost it :[[

klubjunkee
klubjunkee

Bestbuy.ca is selling the Warhawk Bundle w/ BT Headset pre-orders with a $30 CAD instant rebate. Works out to the same price as a PSN download. Crazy deal! Get it while the promo lasts. Just ordered mine. See you guys online!

karan7
karan7

i have been waitting for long time watching the beta videos and all i will be getting this game for sure !!! save my money already!

09gina
09gina

I've been waiting 4 this game game 4 a while looking at trailers it seem like a game i could really get in 2 once i get it i've only got Uncharted,Ratchet,Unreal 3,Haze & heavenly sword to look forward 2 for the rest of the year but this game looks like it can entertain 4 a long time.

TwiztedMetal
TwiztedMetal

I played beta and it was great. If they improved on what they already had this game is going to go big. They have a great tracking system they track everything and I mean everything from the steps you walk to the time spent in a vehicle and what your best at and worst with. IMO the only thing they needed to work on was that the ranked games would freeze up every now and then. I think they have that under control because before they didn't have the proper servers to do the job and now they do. For all the people that were wondering if they six axis feature is optional well it is. If you would like to know more about what I thought about the beta go here it is very detailed : http://www.gamespot.com/users/TwiztedMetal/show_ blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25039574

shady_825
shady_825

n4g.com has an article in which a European magazine gave this game a 9.6 out of 10. I'm amped.

ps3_jim
ps3_jim

well in the UK if the downloadable one costs 20 quid ill jus get the retail one because I can get it from play.com for 30 quid which aint 2 bad at all. Iv already got a headset but theyre's no harm in having another one :D.

edroc23
edroc23

I think this game is going to be bigger then alot of people expected and will be big for Ps3. I definitely will be getting this online. I wonder will there be better load time if you purchase it online?

smith447
smith447

yay. i've been looking forward to this game for so long. I'm trying to decide though if i want to buy the in store version or not because i already have a headset. not bluetooth, a crappy one but still its a headset.

xXrebel666Xx
xXrebel666Xx

If incgonito do anything similar to what they did with Twisted Metal:black this is going to be one hell of a fun game. Online only action, it's everything i could dream for in a game, hope they pulled it off. Videos look INSANE!

lamprey263
lamprey263

@klubjunkee - thanks, that's a sigh of relief, now I just hope the game is good

klubjunkee
klubjunkee

lamprey263: SIXAXIS is optional. Turning it off was the first option I looked for :D Not that there's anything wrong with it. Just not my preference. Flight has a bit of a learning curve with or without SIXAXIS but really fun once you get the hang of it. Fun and fast pace game with lots of variety. Can't wait for the retail release.

Latinbro1
Latinbro1

I'm thinking this game might suck. I'm also thinking that if it is actually fun and people jump early into the game then new players coming in down the line will really have a steep learning curve and more experienced players that will suck the fun out of the game.

jameston80
jameston80

Wow, I can't believe all the sony fans at how they are rejecting someones comments saying that this game will be bad, so those comments are hidden, they are probably right, this game does not look like it will do any justice, maybe in the $20 bin, but 40 for download, are you nutz?

lamprey263
lamprey263

I'm not even going to consider getting this until I know that SIXAXIS motion controls are strictly optional. Other than that, this game looks like a great online multiplayer title.

Melchia3113
Melchia3113

Insom187: Excellent post. I Like having my own opnion. Not one forcefed to me by people who think nothing like I do. I will definately try this game. if i like it I'll buy it.

quietguy
quietguy

Cross your fingers and hope that I doesn't do a 360 on us and go multi-platform... Impossible... But that would suck. >_>

iaiacthulhu
iaiacthulhu

I hope this turns out to be all that we all hope it will be and I believe it will. The screens look great and I just don't think they can go wrong with Warhawk and online put together.

ianabe
ianabe

holy poo thats amazing :) how much will this cost in UK. hmmmm im guessing that it will not be the equivilant of US. 30.00? no chance, more like 60.00 pounds ($120) for us UK people :(

gamerkid99
gamerkid99

good deal right there, an online game with a headset, and a downloadble version fo the game PS3's heading in the right direction now, hope it can still drive along the road this Fall

axia_777
axia_777

This is gonna kick some MAJOR ass!!!! That is some good deal, $40 for just the game and $60 with a BlueTooth headset! SWEET! :) Sony is being extra kool with this one. --------------- "Bgrngod It's gonna be a stinker.. I can smell it already. I wanted it to be good, but it aint gonna happen, not gonna do it." -------------- Man, seriously, just go home and shut yer piehole. We don't care and don't want to hear it buddy. How is this game going to be a stinker? It has not even been review yet. From what we HAVE seen it looks to kick some MAJOR ass.

kreo20
kreo20

i'm ready 4 this badboy!!!

hojobojo
hojobojo

only 20 pounds for a ps3 game :o

DeD1
DeD1

Good news all around. Just what the PS3 needed.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

It does sound like a nice deal. I just need a PS3 now...

Blitz_Nemesis
Blitz_Nemesis

Looks good to me. I need a mic so im getting retail. Havent played the beta but the game seems alot like battlefield to me and i loved battlefied o im on board.

Megul
Megul

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strikepheonix5
strikepheonix5

I've played the beta and I was impressed with its gameplay.

Anthony71B
Anthony71B

I'm on board. The original was awesome ( for its time), now this one has a lot of potential.

Bgrngod
Bgrngod

It's gonna be a stinker.. I can smell it already. :( I wanted it to be good, but it aint gonna happen, not gonna do it.

ublender
ublender

I can't wait for the release of this game, and after participating in the Beta of this, I know it will be worth the $60. This is definitely the most entertaining online multi player game/game type I have ever played. Plus, I need a headset, and getting a $40 headset for $20, totally worth it.

screamingdean
screamingdean

UK price? Hmm. Probably £30 on the PSN and £45 in shops (maybe less at certain online sites like Tesco and Play.

mr_sok
mr_sok

Does anyone know what kind of price it will be in the UK?

ghsacidman
ghsacidman

I don't care what anyone says, Warhawk looks awesome.

akumous
akumous

The game will be available on a Blu-ray disc in stores for $59.99, or downloadable through the PlayStation Network for $39.99. To justify the extra $20, the retail game will include extra video content, a manual, and a Jabra Bluetooth headset. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- That's how games should be distributed, for those conscious about price should have the option to download at a cheaper price then the hard copy version

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

-Yet another case of the early screen shots looking "hot" and the actual game looking "weak".

Gokuja
Gokuja

Thornscar "This dosen't look that great, I would definitly read the reviews first." I'm sure the reviews aren't gonna be that great. The game looks like fun, but they will probably rip it for taking out single player, although they shouldn't. BUT, shadowrun got a 6.9 here, and if warhawk doesn't get above that I'm gonna go ballistic on GS. sure SR was fun, but it in no way justify the $60 i spent on it, lacked majorly in content. something Warhawk seems like it has covered better. and from hearing people about the beta, it seems fun. I'd say it'll get 7.5 or maybe an 8

Thornscar
Thornscar

This dosen't look that great, I would definitly read the reviews first.

the_sorrow_MGS_
the_sorrow_MGS_

Cant wait for this game! Cant wait for a brill PS3 online game.

NandoSupes
NandoSupes

this game is been getting my attention lately ,from what is seems this game might be that sleeper hit that everyone is not paying to much attention to it,since Heavenly Sword and Lair are.gonna wait for reviews on Warhawk but the game looks promising indeed. $60 for the game and a headset?thats a hell of a deal right there lol.

haloj
haloj

DanC1989 said "This better be no more than £30 on our PSN store!" I would hope that it's actually less than that. Pricing of £20 and £40 would be nice but this is rip off Britain so they'll probably just match dollar for pound.

Freestyle_20
Freestyle_20

yay a really good proper downloadble game

Jagzthebest
Jagzthebest

good enough. getting the retail version for my second bluetooth headset. :)

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

I will get the retail version. I need a headset for resistance and other games with online I plan to get (UT3, SOCOM) so this will be good. anyway I can trade in the etrail version when I am done with it. also those saying about the lair reviews the problem with some review sites is that they have different views about games. some want easy pick up and lay action but with lair it will be a bit of a challenge to master the sixaxis controll but when mastered it will give you more controll thrroughout the game as it frees up analouge sticks for the camera control.

DanC1989
DanC1989

This better be no more than £30 on our PSN store!

HK-47-M4
HK-47-M4

I'm getting the retail version, it has more value. The Headset you get is $40 and if the downloadable version is $40 than that's the value of the game. So that equals $80 total, which means if you get the retail version you are paying $60 for $80 worth of value. Plus you get the behind the scens stuff. Of course the download is fair to but I need a headset! Plus if you get the retail version than that's less space taken up on your hardrive. And the download will probably take forever, I mean the Heavenly Sword Demo took over an hour.