Respawn Entertainment delivers an early look at Titanfall 2‘s single player campaign with a cinematic trailer that showcases the role of pilot and Titan.
More Titanfall 2 trailers are always welcome, but today Respawn Entertainment has a special treat for fans of the upcoming shooter. Respawn has now debuted another trailer for Titanfall 2‘s single player campaign, which is still mostly a mystery. The three-minute long cinematic trailer is a mix of live-action and CG, with the campaign’s gameplay remaining a secret. With Titanfall 2 launching in less than a month, fans now have a brief look at everything the game has to offer.
Those who are familiar with Titanfall and its in-game universe won’t find much new material within the trailer, as it acts more as a reintroduction to the basic premise in the Titanfall universe. There’s a struggle between two factions, the IFC and Militia, and at the heart of this struggle are the battles between the ultimate soldiers — pilots — and their weapons/partners in crime — Titans. It’s a great set-up for a shooter with fast-paced action and giant robots, but a touch lacking in single player details.
Towards the end of the trailer there is a bit more reference to what could be start of Titanfall 2‘s single player campaign. The trailer’s narrator talks about how they are not yet a pilot, but that they hope to eventually reach that skill level. It’s pretty easy to imagine Titanfall 2‘s story beginning with the protagonist being without a Titan, then earning one either through achievement as a grunt soldier or through necessity after another pilot dies.
This isn’t the first single-player trailer Respawn has released for Titanfall 2. The previous trailer was a fragmented look at several scenes from within the campaign. Some of those scenes, when considered with this latest trailer, can be given extra context. For instance, the player stands over a hand-made grave, then looks longingly at a pilot’s helmet before placing it on his head. That scene could very well imply our protagonist inherits his pilot armor and Titan through the death of a compatriot.
Early impressions of Titanfall 2’s single player have also been dropping recently, with many saying that the game goes above and beyond the expectations of AAA single player shooter campaigns. Leveraging Titanfall 2‘s impressive mobility, the campaign apparently places an emphasis on platforming on top of shooting. To experienced Titanfall multiplayer players pilot platforming won’t be much of a surprise, but it shows Respawn is looking outside of the FPS box for ways to make Titanfall 2‘s single player stand out.
Titanfall 2 is scheduled for launch on October 28 for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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