Back in 2014, Respawn Entertainment fell from orbit with their mech-filled 1st-person shooter, Titanfall. Gamers enjoyed the shooter’s mix of fast-paced shooting, parkour inspired level navigation and massive battles featuring swift moving Titans. But a few complaints were thrown at Titanfall’s lack of a meaty single-player campaign and the small amount of unlockable weapons, assorted gear and stages.
This former Xbox One exclusive has been rumored to be gearing up for its sequel. Today (April 11, 2016), that rumor has indeed become pure fact. Not only did a teaser trailer for Titanfall 2 drop today, we now know that it will land on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. While there weren’t a ton of details announced during this brief look at the game, we did get a good look at a new weapon – a huge sword that’s clearly built for use by a Titan.
Gamers will get a much better look at Titanfall 2 on June 12th of this year. During E3 2016, game publisher Electronic Arts will hold an event entitled “EA Play.” From June 12-14, fans will get to attend this event and get a preview of EA’s upcoming titles. Of course, the very 1st day of that event will debut the worldwide gameplay trailer for Titanfall 2. You can get a good look at it on Sunday, June 12 at 1pm EST.
Along with the news of the impending trailer coming in June, there’s a few other tidbits of information that have been revealed about Titanfall 2 thus far:
– Titanfall 2 will feature a much better narrative and a meaningful single-player campaign. During an interview with Forbes, Jesse Stern (the game’s lead writer) hinted at the overall story arch he’s aiming for with this sequel:
So we are doing our best to deliver a vision of grand global colonial warfare retelling the story of the American Revolution and the American Civil War in space. We imagined the next generation of immigrants moving out to the new frontier of an inhabitable planet. Rather than taking a traditional sci-fi approach to that we wanted to look at how that would happen practically, what the ships would look like and with machines that were designed for excavation and construction, demolition and working the land, and what happens when they are turned into instruments of war.
– While speaking with Forbes, Jesse Stern also hinted at developing a TV series for the Titanfall universe in conjunction with Respawn Entertainment and Lionsgate TV.
– EA doesn’t have a release date locked in for Titanfall 2 yet, but the company has stated that it will launch sometime within the fiscal year of 2017. That period starts on April 1 and runs up until March 31, 2017.
– A spinoff mobile game for Titanfall will be developed by game development studio Particle City. Particle City is the sister studio related to Respawn Entertainment. This free-to-play mobile game will also get some development/publishing assistance from Nexon. It’s slated to arrive on mobile devices (iOS/Android) sometime later in 2016.