Does upcoming multiplayer shooter Hawken need a story? It's multiplayer-only, so maybe not. I know I liked it better when I could pretend it was just based on some obscure, bleak manga where the only things that mattered were money and staying alive.

This rather expensive-looking trailer - directed by Jerry O'Flaherty, the art director on Gears of War (and former director of the cancelled Thundercats movie) - means my fantasy is no more. Instead, there are moody men with moody music and talk of the "soul of the planet".