The sequel to 2014’s sci-fi shooter Titanfall was officially announced during the Electronic Arts press conference at E3. The Titanfall 2 segment included both a multiplayer trailer and a single player trailer (above) that shows off the all new campaign. The other big news is that unlike the first game, Titanfall 2 will be available on Playstation 4, in addition to Xbox One and PC.
“With the release of Titanfall 2, we’re excited to welcome PS4 players to the franchise for the first time,” said Vince Zampella, CEO of Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment. “We’re introducing a bespoke single player campaign backed by a deeper multiplayer experience. Together they will once again push the shooter genre forward.”
The single player trailer introduces us to a new pilot-Titan duo who become stranded behind enemy lines. EA promises the campaign will be playable offline. Multiplayer shooters are often derided for weak single player campaigns. The first Titanfall decided not to include one in favor of pure multiplayer. Hopefully with Titanfall 2 we can get the best of both worlds.
Multiplayer looks like much of the same Titanfall action. Giant robots. Wall-jumping. Guns, explosions, and Titans grabbing pilots. The multiplayer trailer shows off a new grappling hook that adds even more mobility to the action. There will be six new Titans, more customization options, and a “deep progression system.”
Titanfall 2 will launch on October 28 for Playstation 4, PC, and Xbox One. Prior to launch, EA will host a multiplayer technical test. You can hear more about it in the coming months by signing up for the Titanfall 2 newsletter.