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Rennes, March 16, 2009 — Thrustmaster is proud to launch a limited edition pack for PC: the most eagerly-anticipated aerial warfare game, Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.™ from Ubisoft®, with the T.Flight Hotas X, the first Plug & Play joystick preconfigured specially for the game and featuring a detachable throttle. The new pack is being launched to coincide with the game's release.

The ideal joystick to measure up to the H.A.W.X. squadron

Using a joystick whose ergonomics and functions allow for more effective performance as part of the exceptional squadron of pilots that make up the H.A.W.X. Team, all at an incredibly attractive price: that's what is making players itch to leave the earth behind them and take to the skies in Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.™!
The game's default setup is for the T.Flight Hotas X, for easy handling and immediate control in the game with no configuration required. Immersion is instant in this elite squadron, able to pilot any of the 50 airplanes available by stringing together heart-pounding missions in 18 different environments, in solo or multi-player mode. To make it all happen, developers from Thrustmaster® and Ubisoft® have worked very closely together. All of the game's main functions are assigned, in an optimized layout, to the joystick's 12 action buttons: for example, E.R.S. (for Enhanced Reality System), the main innovation in Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.™, can be turned on or off by simply pressing a button! E.R.S. equips the pilot with radar and missile detection, an anti-crash system, damage assessment and more... The pilot can choose whether to use this heightened level of assistance in missions, or turn it off to boost the game's intensity to an even higher level. The best part is that you can instantly switch from one to the other!

Unique realism for exceptional piloting

In real life, pilots use a stick and throttle as flight controls, as these are the most effective in terms of performance and precision. T. Flight Hotas X provides this same level of realism: its stick, featuring a large hand rest and easily accessible rapid-fire trigger, responds to the subtlest motions by the pilot for perfect control in executing series of tight turns, dogfighting and other "Cobra"-style pursuit maneuvers. The life-size, detachable throttle provides super-responsive power which is sure to be appreciated during high-adrenaline scenarios such as dodging missiles, evasive actions and thrust reversal, and is particularly useful to carry out eye-popping "Kulbit" maneuvers!

Thomas Simon, Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.™ lead game designer:
What I really appreciate about the T.Flight Hotas X joystick from Thrustmaster is the high level of precision and comfort it offers me when I play. I can perfectly control trajectories in the game, while keeping my hand in a very stable and relaxed position. And it's great to be able to separate the joystick into two separate controllers.”

T.Flight Hotas X is also programmable, mappable and features an internal memory to save the latest programming, even when disconnected: the incredible range of possibilities for users to customize this joystick makes it the essential companion for Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.™!

The T.Flight Hotas X + Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.™ pack will be available in a limited edition with special packaging from the day of the game's release in March, at a suggested retail price of €69.99 (VAT included).