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Collectors editions come in many shapes and sizes but when Chris ordered his TITANFALL edition he may not have realised exactly the scale of his prize. Now though he has learnt all there is to know and you can read his thoughts here.
You look up to see an atmospheric explosion and the gift you have been waiting for drops like a giant metallic smorgasbord of gun-toting goodness. This is Titanfall and we could be looking at the release of the next huge franchise in gaming. The hype has been created ever since we first saw news of the game at the 2013 E3 Xbox presser and since then the game has only grown in expectation. This was aided, in no small part, from the game’s Beta where players were able to get to grips with some of what the game has to offer. The internet and YouTube in particular were full of gameplay videos showing off the gaming experience. You can read our Beta impressions here.
Titanfall is the first title from the newly established studio, Respawn Entertainment, and will be published by Electronic Arts. They were however formed from the studio that brought us Call of Duty, Modern Warfare so they already have a pretty sizable pedigree.
We have seen mechs in games before so why is Titanfall different?
The best way to explain it is the way you (as a pilot) interact with your Titan. You are able to pilot your titan from the outset, or activate the Guard or follow mode. These allow you to utilise the Titan’s firepower while you can gain a handy kill or two on the battlefield. Of course, should you want to you can hop back into the Titan at a moment’s notice. Visually speaking it can be great to see all the different boarding techniques available for gaining access to your Titan, but the most important aspect is the fluidity of entry and how you are only out of the game for a matter of seconds.
Once you are in the pilot’s seat a whole new world of weaponry is opened up to you and you can take delight in the fact that you can be an FPS god. That is until you encounter another Titan and then the game really comes into its own.
Even though the Titans are roughly the same design, they do have class strengths and weaknesses that a good pilot can exploit. Mix these with various weapons and powers and you can really make your mech feel like an extension of the pilot. The Titan-on-Titan battles can be epic in scale. Even if the worst happens and your Titan gets destroyed, you can still eliminate the responsible party with your heavy weapons or by going rodeo on the giant’s back, exposing its brain and unloading a few clips.
With these new features and a universal entry standard, Titanfall is shaping up to be the first Next-Gen must have and could well be the system seller for the Xbox One. With a host of future DLC packs in the works, this could be the game to rule 2014 and beyond. We will be bringing you more on Titanfall very soon.
Titanfall will be available on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. Launch date is the 14th March.
This post has been sponsored by EA Games, but all thoughts are our own.
By Steph Dumont
Less than two weeks until Respawn's Titanfall drops! Weeks after the beta and with the all the chat across Facebook and Twitter, I for one am super excited for the full package deal now.
All that slow-mo and EXPLOSIONS! GIMME!
Trailer following at 1080p 60fps (but we're not having that discussion anymore).
Enable FULLSCREEN and VOLUME UP!
It seems that the zany weapons and madcap characters allow for a younger point of entry to the world of shooter games and actually seems like a clever way to grab a whole new audience who may be less inclined to the RTS style of playing. Popcap have a well known background in terms of producing accessible titles, but with deeper, addictive gameplay. Add to that the trademark humour Popcap are famed for and we could see a refreshing combination of fun and great visuals that could be a tonic for all Titanfall junkies.
With game features that are taking full advantage of the Frostbite 3 engine you will be able play 24 player multiplayer matches, take on the zombie horde with three online friends and, just for extra kicks, take to the Kinect, SmartGlass or even your controller in the all new Boss Mode. Customisation tools help you personalise your plants and zombies, and allow for you to add your own wacky slant to in-game characters.
All in all Garden Warfare could have the potential to go up against the big boys in the race to dominate the Xbox One titles.
This post has been sponsored by EA Games, but all thoughts are our own.
By Steph Dumont
In the past few weeks Microsoft launched a viral promotion for Titanfall with an updated version of the Xbox One advert which revealed hidden clues to blag some goodies. I checked it out and got stumped (to be fair it was really cleverly done) but some lucky players scored some decent prizes! Check out the video above.
The Titanfall beta continues till the 19th and the game releases Tuesday 11th March in the US and 14th March in the UK.
Just a day after opening the flood gates of the Titanfall beta for Xbox One users, Respawn Entertainment has just announced that the beta will be opened to Windows PC players. The announcement was made via their twitter account, and appears to be aimed at stress testing the game and the servers supporting multiplayer.
The beta will be opened to anyone who registered their interest before midnight of the 15th of Feburary, UK time. For those who registered, Titanfall will now be available through EA’s Origin store. Yesterday, when speaking about opening the beta for Xbox players, Respawn founder Vince Zampella stated that the company wanted to “max stress it”.
Respawn Entertainment may be learning from the mistake of another EA developer, EA DICE, who experienced massive problems when they released Battlefield 4 late last year. With so many issues with the game, EA saw their stock prices suffered and are fighting legal battles due to misleading investors.
Titanfall will be released midway through March.
At roughly 6am GMT Respawn Entertainment announced that the Titanfall beta will be open to all Xbox One users.
Since its opening, the beta and codes necessary to join the testing have been highly sort after, but it appears that the company plan on expanding their testing to stress test the servers and other systems.
Vince Zampella, one of the founders of Respawn Entertainment spoke about the chance of expanded the beta to more users, in an effort to “max stress it”. This was followed up three hours later with a message on multiple sites from the Titanfall team. The Titanfall beta appears to be available through Xbox Live as a downloadable title.
I think if I hit refresh once more on my Gmail inbox my phone may pack up its charger and leave home. Things have been made worse by the fact Steph has a code for the XboxOne version of Titanfall. I say worse because I'm petty and a bit jealous.
Anyway thankfully he has thrown the non Beta particpants a bone with some gameplay video, So sit back and drool at this clip of Mech related goodness.
For full disclosure this post was created by Paul and yes I am a bitter Muppet and proud of the fact.
Not happy with being just another first person shooter, Respawn Entertainment have announced that they will be releasing licensed peripherals, apparel and accessories for their upcoming title, Titanfall.
Developed by Respawn Entertainment, the EA published and Microsoft exclusive title could be one of 2014’s biggest releases. Respawn look to be hoping to cement the brand into the gaming lexicon with the following officially licensed merchandise:
Turtle Beach Xbox One Headset
MadCatz PC gaming peripherals including Keyboard, Xbox 360 headset, PC/MAC/Smart Device Headset, Mouse and Mouse Pad
Prima Standard and Collector’s Edition Strategy Guides
Titan Publishing Art Book
JINX! Apparel & Accessories
Level Up Wear Apparel and Accessories
Posters by Trends and GB Eye
EP Memory USB Drives and Cases
K’NEX Construction Sets
This will be Respawn Entertainment’s first release since being founded in 2010 by Vince Zampella and Jason West, former co-founders of Infinity Ward, the company behind the billion dollar Call of Duty franchise.
Titanfall will be released for PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on the 11th of March in North America, and the UK getting the game two days later.
Own a piece of gaming history and fight in style with the Xbox One “Titanfall™” Limited Edition Wireless Controller