A Titanfall card game. Yep, I did a double take too. It’s the real deal. Titanfall: Frontline is a strategy card game coming to iOS and Android “this fall.”
How does Titanfall: Frontline plan to stand out against games like Hearthstone and Elder Scrolls: Legends? Matches play out in real time according to the game’s website.
Here’s a bit more info:
Collect and upgrade hundreds of Pilots, Titans and burn cards as you put together an unbeatable team to take control of the Frontline and destroy your opponent. Combine your Pilots and Titans to deal extra damage or place your Titans in auto-mode to provide cover as your Pilot attacks the target. With hundreds of cards and combinations at your command, you can play the battle your way and defeat your rival Commanders!
Here are a couple of screenshots:
You can clearly see the ‘End Turn’ button. But the official website talks about battles in “real time.” I guess each player can play cards at the same time within one turn. Once each player is finished, they tap ‘End Turn’ and the action gets started again. That’s the only way I can think of that “real time” makes sense while also keeping it turn based.
We won’t know exactly how it works until we see a video of the game in action.
Particle City is handling the development duties for Titanfall: Frontline. It’s a mobile studio headed by Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella and gaming veteran Larry Pacey.
Titanfall: Frontline appears to be just the first in a series of games based on the franchise. Here’s what Larry Pacey said in a statement last month (via Orlando Business Journal):
“We are extremely honored and happy to announce that we are developing a series of mobile games based on the 2014 smash hit Titanfall, which has an expansive community of 12 million-plus unique players,” said Pacey.
No word on a specific release date, but you can register on the game’s website to be kept in the loop about when you can start playing it.