Once in awhile an independent game comes along that shows promise in a way mainstream games rarely do. Today that game is Hawken, a multiplayer "mech combat FPS" made by Adhesive Games.
The progress shown in this first trailer was made by a small team with the Unreal Development Kit in nine months -- a far cry from the big team, big budget model that's become standard, and yet it's more enticing than most.
The art direction in the urban environments strike us most, and the mech models aren't too shabby, either. The mech animations are clearly a work in progress, but there's plenty of time for that.
Hawken will sport deathmatch and team deathmatch modes; the studio hopes to release it on PC as well as consoles at a currently undetermined date.