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HAWX Demo on February 11

A listing on Xbox’s official website reveals that a playable demo for Ubi’s upcoming flight-action game Tom Clancy’s HAWX is set to hit Xbox Live Marketplace on February 11.

The Xbox 360-exclusive demo will offer two missions and include co-op support for up to four players. The full game is due out on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 next month.

Double Agent on PS3

It’s no surprise, but confirmation has to be had: Sam Fisher is double-ing it on the PS3 early next year. Ubisoft has confirmed that Splinter Cell: Double Agent will be released for the aforementioned console, and will make use of the console’s motion-sensitive Sixaxis controller in some way; it will also feature additional multiplayer content as well.

Already available for the PS2, Gamecube, Wii, PC, Xbox and Xbox 360, Double Agent will be available on PS3 in March 2007.

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 Announced

Ubisoft has officially announced Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, the next entry in the popular squad-based FPS franchise. The game is in development for the PC, PSP, PS3 and Xbox 360 for release in Spring 2007.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 builds off of the events in the first game and places gamers in control of the U.S. military’s elite fighting unit, the Ghosts. In the year 2014, the rising conflict between Mexican loyalists and insurgent rebel forces has thrown Mexico into full-scale civil war. Under the command of Captain Scott Mitchell, the Ghosts are called upon to face an imminent threat to the United States. The fate of two countries now lies in the hands of the Ghosts as they fend off an attack on U.S. soil. Equipped with the most cutting-edge weaponry and technology, the Ghosts must battle on both sides of the border to neutralize the escalating rebel threat.

Key Features:

  • Groundbreaking Visual Experience: The war zone in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 comes to life as you navigate through trash-strewn streets and pick off enemies from behind bomb-scarred structures. The cutting-edge physics and particle systems will show you some of the most intense and realistic explosions, smoke, and environment destruction ever seen in a video game. Dynamic lighting and shadows will morph as real-time day/night cycles and a constantly changing weather system require you to adjust to the changing conditions on the fly.
  • All-New Battlegrounds: For the first time ever, the Ghosts will defend U.S. soil from a cross-border attack, taking the fight to all-new locations. The Ghosts will battle enemies in mountain terrains, barren deserts and even on their home turf in El Paso, Texas. Each environment presents its own benefits and challenges and will call for fresh tactical approaches.
  • Vastly Improved Artificial Intelligence (AI): Watch your back as rebels send their own team members to flank your position or gain vantage points by utilizing vertical gameplay to pick you off from the rooftops above. Improved squad-mate AI will now feed you more of the information you need with descriptive commands like “enemy spotted behind red truck ahead.”
  • Improved Cross-Com: The revolutionary new Cross-Com 2.0 will give the player more information than ever before. You will be able to see what your friendly forces see in the top left display and the click of a button will expand that to full-screen view for a clearer and more precise picture. This will give you a more comprehensive view of the entire battlefield. The new Full Command View will allow unprecedented precision in developing and issuing tactical plans on the battlefield.
  • Expanded Support: Command lethal air strikes with jet fighters, gain mobile cover for otherwise impassable situations and replenish armaments on the battlefield using an unmanned artillery MULE. Players can now heal their team on the battlefield, including squad leader Scott Mitchell, with an all-new Medic class of soldier.

Below are the first three screenshots:

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Leaked Ubi Release Schedule

In their signature “triple question mark” report, TVG is reporting that an internal Ubisoft release schedule has been leaked, revealing a surprising number of new sequels and next-gen titles.

Most notable to the list are Tom Clancy’s Firehawk, Lumines 2 and Rayman 4, all of which haven’t been announced yet. It’s good to see Lumines getting a sequel, which will also land on the PS2. It’s also good to see Michael Ancel (hopefully) return to the Rayman 4 series, which has been sitting in the freezer for some time now.

Below is the full list ripped from TVG:

  • Tom Clancy’s Firehawk (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 5 (PS3, Xbox 360, Rev, PC, PSP)
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 4 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Xbox, PS2)
  • Assassin (PS3, Xbox 360, Rev, PC, PSP)
  • Lumines 2 (PS2, PSP)
  • Game 5 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Alive (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Naruto (Xbox 360)
  • Rayman 4 (PS3, Xbox 360, Rev, PC, PS2, handheld)
  • Dark Messiah of Might & Magic (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)