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Hawken live-action teaser trailer has stompy battlesuits, drama, metaphorical axes

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What's that grinding, clanking, thumping noise you hear? It's the sound of the PC Gamer E3 News Cannon rattling into place. It's also the sound of stompy battlesuits stomping and battling in the live-action teaser for indie multiplayer mech shooter Hawken .

"A well-oiled axe and a steady hand will change the tide", says our narrator. Presumably he's speaking metaphorically, and not implying that the Hawken universe has its own version of BattleTech's silliest mech .

If you prefer your trailers with more in-game footage and less atmospheric wailing, check out this video from March .

Joining in 2011, Chris made his start with PC Gamer turning beautiful trees into magazines, first as a writer and later as deputy editor. Once PCG's reluctant MMO champion , his discovery of Dota 2 in 2012 led him to much darker, stranger places. In 2015, Chris became the editor of PC Gamer Pro, overseeing our online coverage of competitive gaming and esports. He left in 2017, and can be now found making games and recording the Crate & Crowbar podcast.