Posts Tagged ‘Respawn Entertainment’

Titanfall 2 Trailer Teases Electroswords

Titanfall 2 [official site] will bring whopping great swords for mechs. That’s the important news from the teaser trailer for Respawn’s follow-up to their pretty fun FPS. Also something about heroes and jungles and… I don’t know, the important point is, a mech has a big sword in it. An electrosword, even. I always found the first Titanfall’s mechplay less fun than being diddy little infantry, preferring to wall-run and double-jump around then leap onto mechs and gun their robobrains out, so hopefully this indicates some more fun options for robomen. Sorry, I realise I’m reading too much into a short teaser trailer, but… electromechsword. See:

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Robargain Bucket: Titanfall’s Season Pass Is Free

Titanfall was a pretty good multiplayer shooty-bang game, most especially because it made playing as a squishy little human as exciting as playing as massive stompy roboguy. Unfortunately, there just wasn’t all that much of it, and what there was got a little obfuscated by too many menus and too much waiting. As such, Titanfall doesn’t appear to be thriving. Maybe it’s too late in the day to change that, but giving out the season pass and attendant DLC for free is a worthwhile roll of the dice. Hell, I’m extremely tempted to head back in now (it’s only really a shortage of hard drive space which stops me), and I very much doubt I’m alone in that.
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Co-bot: Titanfall Adding Co-op Survival

Botbuds.

A co-op wave survival mode is coming to Titanfall tomorrow in its next big update, Respawn have announced. With that basic news out the way, let’s focus on a tiny small bit. When players die in Frontier Defense mode, they don’t sit around idly in spectator mode like in many games. Nope, they’ll be circling above the battlefield in a chopper, raining inaccurate fire down from afar. That’s a lovely little touch, isn’t it? Down, but not out. Spectating can ruddy do one.

Soon it’ll also get an awfully clever-sounding mode, Deadly Ground, which changes regular levels so “the floor is covered in deadly electrified fog”. It’s The Floor Is Lava with guns and mechs.

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Titanfall Without The Titans: A New Humans-only Mode

Get out of here, you crummy robot.

Titans are fairly central to Titanfall. They’re right there in the name–that’s what the game calls it when your honking great mechs plummet from orbit to the battlefield. I actually preferred the plain old manshooting though, darting about, double-jumping, and wall-running as a regular supersoldier with a jetpack. Well gosh golly, the next Titanfall update will introduce a new mode with simple 8v8 manfights, no Titans and no AI battlefield buddies.

Which makes me wonder: if we can remove the Titans from Titanfall, what titular elements can we remove from other games and still have something interesting?

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Whaddya Buyin’? Titanfall’s Black Market And Second DLC

Much like Barney and his beatings quota, I am way behind on giant stompy robot explosion-fests. Titanfall has a good shot for my game of the year if I ever find the time to actually play it again. Most likely everyone left on PC at this point are hyper-elite maniacs with actual cybernetic implants to control the game with their thoughts.¬†At least we’ll all be equally unfamiliar with the three maps coming in the second DLC pack, Frontier’s Edge.

It’s also launching a “Black Market” that will sell some cosmetic items and packs of the one-life buff Burn Cards. These are bought with a new in-game currency that’s earned through normal play or by binning unwanted burn cards, effectively letting you trade in a few for one you particularly want.

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Your Titan, Sir: Titanfall Adding New Modes And Butler Voice

A few of the new Burn Cards for Titans.

“Mm, yes, that’s a sensible change,” I mutter, reading over the next Titanfall patch notes. “Oh ho! And matchmaking did indeed need improving too. And how delightful: customisation options for your robot including decals and a snooty English butler voice named Jeeves. I do certainly enjoy customisation in games. I’m not sure about those shotgun changes mind. But yes, it’s a solid patch: new features, bug fixes, balance tweaks, all that patch stuff. Certainly patch-y. Very patch-ish.”

There I am, all ready to be wearily resigned about the very idea of even looking at a video game, when I notice Respawn Entertainment are also adding a rotating lineup of new modes. The first sounds pretty interesting. I think I might return to Titanfall to play that.

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