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Warner to Produce Web Series for ‘Hawken’ Game

13 Jul, 2012 By: Chris Tribbey

Warner Premiere will produce a Web series for the futuristic mech shooter game Hawken, the studio announced.

The game, which sees humanity at war with itself in a post-apocalyptic future, will be available Dec. 12, and the series will offer the story of what happened to lead up to the events in the game.

“We believe Hawken is a cutting-edge gaming franchise that lends itself to multiple platforms and we're very excited to work with Copper Media and DJ2 to develop it into a top-flight digital series,” said Eva Davis, EVP and GM of Warner Premiere.  “Warner Bros. Digital Distribution proved there is a way to reach a sizable and passionate audience with this type of property, as we have seen with 'Mortal Kombat: Legacy' which has reached over 70 million views since its debut.”

Hawken has more than 300,000 users registered for a closed beta trial this fall. The free-to-play game will be available to everyone on the cloud-based gaming service Gaikai.

“We're thrilled to be working with forward-thinking partners like Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Copper Media and Meteor Entertainment’s CEO Mark Long on such a cutting-edge creative venture," said Dmitri Johnson, CEO and partner of DJ2 Entertainment.

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