Hawken Open Beta Starts 12/12/12

One of the cooler bits of silliness over the last decade is how every year we’ve had one day where the year, day, and month were the same. My personal favorite was 06/06/06, but they’ve all been great, even 01/01/01 and 08/08/08! Alas, after 12 years this fun is finally coming to an end, and 12/12/12 is the last time we’ll be able to throw same number parties for another 89 years. What a damn shame if you ask me.

Perhaps the makers of the upcoming mech combat game Hawken sensed my pain, because they’ve scheduled the open beta to begin on 12/12/12. Hooray palindromes! The open beta will be preceded by a closed beta, scheduled to begin November 8 and last until the 13th. Keys will be given away on the Hawken social media platforms. For the open beta, players will be able to purchase bundles worth $5, $15, $30, and $60 for items that will be made available to them when the open beta starts.

Here’s the press release:

Can’t Get Enough HAWKEN?

Meteor Entertainment Announces Dates for the Second Closed Beta Event and More

Seattle, WA (November 1, 2012) – Meteor Entertainment is here to help HAWKEN fans.
HAWKEN is the upcoming first person mech shooter developed by Adhesive Games. If
you missed piloting your mech in the closed beta event the weekend of October 26th
you will be happy to hear that second event dates have been announced. The Closed
Beta 2 event will run from Thursday November 8th to Tuesday November 13th.
Be sure to watch our social media outlets for closed beta key giveaways to join the fight. Don’t
forget to enlist at www.playhawken.com today.

Meteor Entertainment also announces that it will be offering presale bundle packages to
kick off the next event. HAWKEN fans can join “The Vanguard Initiative” by purchasing
one of four bundles. Bundles will be pre-sold at a discount on playhawken.com.
Bundles will go for $5, $15, $30, and $60. These items will then be in gamers’ mech
garages at open beta on 12.12.12. To learn more about HAWKEN happenings join in
the community forums at http://community.playhawken.com.

About Adhesive Games
Adhesive Games is an independent game studio located in Los Angeles, CA founded by
Creative Director Khang Le, formerly of Project Offset. HAWKEN, the studio’s premiere
title, is a free-to-play mech shooter scheduled for open beta 12.12.12 (December 12,
2012). For more information about Adhesive visit www.adhesivegames.com.
About Meteor Entertainment

Based in Seattle, WA, Meteor Entertainment is a newly formed videogame publisher
focused on successfully publishing F2P games globally, with an emphasis on compelling
content and setting the standard for customer service and community engagement.
Meteor’s 12.12.12 open beta of HAWKEN, created by Adhesive Games, will be its first
tent pole title. To learn more about Meteor Entertainment visit www.meteor-ent.

See more at the official site.

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