Starhawk Announced on the PlayStation 3

13 May, 2011 - 5:32 pm by

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced a new title will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 3, developed by LightBox Interactive in partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, titled Starhawk. This fast paced, third-person shooter is set in the unruly frontier of space and allows players to instantly alter the battlefield by calling down defensive and attacking structures in realtime from an orbiting drop ship. This whilst blasting away enemies in single or multiplayer mode makes for an interesting experience.

The storyline is as thus:
The Starhawk Universe is set in the distant future out in the far reaches of Space where two factions a colony of humans known as the Rifters, and the Outcast, a ruthless species of humans mutated into psychotic monsters by the Rift Energy, a dangerous resource both factions are battling over. Starhawk puts the player in the boots of Emmett Graves a hired gunslinger ostracised from society due to his own exposure to Rift Energy, leaving him partially mutated, but still able to retain his humanity. Taking on the powerful role of Graves the player will be drawn back to his home settlement of White Sands on the planet Dust to face a mysterious outlaw and his band of Outcast warriors to only find out that this assignment may mean more to him than he could ever imagine. He will soon find out that his family is involved in the clash between the Outcast and the Rifters and therefore must decide between those close to him and those he swore to protect.

There’s new battle systems, that allow players to be on screen and changing the dynamics of the field at the same time, deploy buildings and fire power at a touch of the button and has top of the line graphics. Not forgetting the strong online presence of the title – with multiplayer modes, community features and always connected options.

Currently there’s no firm release date in mind; however, 2012 is the current release year.