Electronic Arts announced that its futuristic first-person shooter Titanfall will return in a multiplatform sequel launching worldwide in October.
Whereas the first game in the series was exclusive to Xbox devices and PCs, Titanfall 2 will mark the franchise’s first appearance on the PlayStation 4, and players across all platforms will see an array of improvements and new features in this year’s sequel.
A trailer showcased at Electronic Arts’ E3 presentation today demonstrated that Titanfall 2 will retain the series’ core mech-piloting gameplay while adding new mechanics, including a grappling hook that allows players to quickly traverse terrain and ascend to new heights. Footage released today also reveals that players can expect to encounter mutated creatures during combat in addition to rival pilots and mechs.
Electronic Arts previously confirmed that Titanfall 2 will feature a single-player campaign, contrasting the multiplayer-only approach adopted by its predecessor. Whereas the original Titanfall limited its single-player content to practice and training missions, Titanfall 2 players can expect a distinct story mode designed for solo play.
Multiplayer will also see a significant boost in Titanfall 2 with the addition of new playable Titans, each of which boasts its own unique set of special abilities that can dramatically reshape how each match unfolds. Players will also have access to a broader set of mech pilot upgrades, along with “an expanded arsenal of weapons, more customization options, and a robust progression system,” according to Electronic Arts.
In addition to this year’s sequel, the series will soon make its mobile debut courtesy of developer Particle City, who is slated to deliver “several new and original smartphone and tablet games based on the expansive sci-fi universe of Titanfall.”
Titanfall 2 will launch digitally and at retail for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 28. Electronic Arts will deliver a digital PC version of Titanfall 2 via its Origin service. Signups for a multiplayer beta test will be available in the months leading up to launch.