For those of you who like stomping around in huge mechs that can transform into fighter jets, then we have the game for you: Starhawk, the spiritual successor to Warhawk, has been announced for the PS3! Still with us? Great. It takes place in a lawless space environment that gives off a heavy Firefly vibe; there’s a gold rush going on, but the precious material is rift energy (aka Blue Gold) and people are willing to do anything to get their hands on it—despite the fact that it mutates you for doing so.  

Unlike Warhawk, Starhawk contains a singler-player experience in addition to the multiplayer mayhem and will swap between ground combat, mech combat, and fast-paced dogfights. Check out some of the gameplay footage released by LightBox and look forward to your chance to play in 2012. [via G4TV]