One of the biggest criticisms of the original Titanfall was the lack of a substantial campaign. Respawn Entertainment heard us loud and clear. Titanfall 2 will feature a single-player campaign (playable offline). Respawn describes it as being “crafted to dive deeper into the Titanfall universe.” One key part of the campaign will be “exploring the unique bond between pilot and Titan.”
A trailer aired during live broadcast on YouTube ahead of the EA Play conference this afternoon. It looks like someone hit the wrong button and started live streaming the company’s rehearsal for the event. Sucks for EA, but great for us. Here’s a mirror of the trailer. The sound isn’t the greatest, but it’ll do until we see the trailer on EA’s channel. UPDATE: Official trailer below.
Here’s what the trailer shows in case it gets taken down. It appears we will play as Rifleman Jack Cooper. The Titan’s original pilot was killed, and he’s now linked with Cooper. We don’t know the exact circumstances of what happened besides shit has hit the fan.
The trailer then dives into the “unique bond” described by Respawn. Titans have three core protocols. Link with their pilot, complete the mission and protect their pilot. We then see a short clip of our character plummeting to his death before our Titan snatches his leg.
We also see how much work Respawn dedicated to increasing the movement and agility of the Titans. Sprinting and melee combat looks extremely fluid in the trailer. Titans with swords? Hell yes!
I’m also digging the voice and personality they give the Titans. I hope we see some of that cross over into multiplayer.
The trailer ends with a release date. October 28th for PS4, Xbox One and PC (Origin). That’s one week after Battlefield 1 and one week before Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Now that is a stacked shooter lineup.
Respawn listened to the fans and is bringing a Titanfall campaign. Are you excited? I know I am. And I can’t wait to see how the ramped up agility with Titans works in multiplayer. Oh, and bring back Last Titan Standing. I loved that mode.
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