During the Dorito’s Mix event at E3 2016, Respawn Entertainment shows off the new sword-wielding titan class coming to Titanfall 2 multiplayer known as Ronin.
EA and Respawn Entertainment finally officially revealed Titanfall 2 during the first annual EA Play event on Sunday, confirming not only the addition of a single player campaign, but a more robust and fast paced multiplayer element as well. Six new titans are planned and while fans only got to see two of them in action during the initial trailer, Respawn has finally confirmed and revealed the titan that most fans have be waiting to see.
During yesterday’s Dorito’s Mix event at E3 2016, Respawn Entertainment pulled the curtain back on the third new titan class coming to the multiplayer side of Titanfall 2. Known as the Ronin, veteran players may see resemblances to the quick hitting Strider class titan from the first game, with a big difference this time around being the giant sword. Like the Strider, Ronin is capable to a quick dash to either close the gap with it’s enemies or for a quick escape.
That sword you were so excited about? Here's who wields it. Meet Ronin. #Titanfall2 #MixArcadehttps://t.co/jZdq6HppYv— Titanfall (@Titanfallgame) June 15, 2016
Thankfully, Ronin doesn’t appear to be a one trick pony however, as it also comes equipped with a shotgun looking weapon called Leadwall, capable of doing significant damage to close range enemies. Its most unique feature is the sword however, which is enhanced by electricity and capable of launching an electrified attack along the ground called arc wave. Players can also use the sword to block incoming weapon fire and reflecting it back at the enemy as well.
The Ronin titan joins the previously revealed Ion and Scorch titans available for players to customize within Titanfall 2. Respawn has confirmed that the game will feature six new titans in total and that the three from the first game, Ogre, Atlas, and Strider will not be returning to the sequel. Respawn co-founder and CEO Vince Zampella did hint that a few of the new titans may resemble those old ones however, and based on this most recent gameplay, that certainly appears to be true.
Titanfall 2 looks to build on the already solid foundation laid by its predecessor introducing what appears to be a deeper multiplayer element thanks to new tools like the grappling hook, new titans, expanded customization, and new weapons. The biggest change coming in this game however is the inclusion of a dedicated single player campaign, something fans were itching for inside of the first Titanfall. This time around players jump in the shoes of militia rifleman Jack Cooper as he tries to survive with his Vanguard-class titan behind enemy lines.
What are your thoughts on the new titans revealed so far? With the three remaining titans, what kind of abilities are you hoping to see? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Titanfall 2 is scheduled for release on October 28, 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Source: Titanfall Twitter Account