Well at least for all of those that came by to check out Austin based Lightbox Interactive’s Starhawk booth at SXSW’s Screenburn Arcade this past weekend.
The demo consisted of 6 rounds of ground pounding action and air to air combat as you are working to protect your Rig from the Outcasts who are hell-bent on destroying it in the Echo map.
The rounds get progressively more intense as the Outcasts come at you first on foot, then via Razobacks, OX Tanks and then from the air in Hawks. You are not stranded though, you have the full build and battle system at your disposal, and for the first time we got to see building upgrades outside of changing a wall to a gate.
The Beam Turret included two upgrades, the Flak Cannon, which is like an anti- air gun and then a rocket launcher that took aim on all ground vehicles. You are also able to pair up via online with up to four friends or if you got a buddy at home, he can take a spot via split screen.
One notable mention by Dylan Jobe was the reaction to the younger kids that were playing in the booth. I brought some of my younger cousins to check out the game and not only did they have a blast, Jessie was the first to complete all six rounds.
What we really can’t wait for is to get our hands on is the single player campaign… this is being kept under wraps, and based on what we have seen so far in the Multiplayer Beta and Coop Demo… the campaign will be an epic part of the game.
Unlike Warhawk, the spiritual successor to Starhawk, we will get the story behind it all, connecting you further with Emmett Graves as the story of the Rifters and Outcasts unfold.
Starhawk releases May 8th, 2012 in North America and you can preorder the Starhawk GameStop exclusive Limited Edition now.