Directed by Gears of War art director Jeremiah O'Flaherty and starring the guy that played Darwin in X-Men First Class, this teaser trailer for the 2013 web series based on indie mech game Hawken is nearly as impressive as the actual game.

Since getting my hands on Hawken at E3 last month, my only Hawken-related thoughts have revolved around getting my hands back on it.

So while this upcoming live-action joint has a lovely cast and manages to look sufficiently dystopian, it does absolutely nothing to further my burning desire to play a few more rounds. Maybe I'll be more receptive once 2013 rolls around and my craving has been sated.

Hawken Web Series Trailer [EXCLUSIVE HD] — Series begins 2013 [YouTube]