After developing toys for Halo and Five Nights At Freddy’s, McFarlane Toys have partnered up with Respawn Entertainment to release a line of action figures inspired by Titanfall 2.
After the critical and commercial success of Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall, EA had enough confidence in the franchise to greenlight Titanfall 2. While much about the game is still unknown, that is expected to change following today’s announcement of an upcoming partnership between McFarlane Toys and Respawn.
A line of Titanfall 2 inspired action figures will be released in Winter of 2016 and will provide fans a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming game. Other than a couple of brief descriptions and the release window for the action figure line, details relating to Titanfall 2 and its estimated release window were not revealed.
This isn’t the first time McFarlane Toys have produced action figures as a video game tie-in. The company partnered up with Microsoft and 343 Industries to produce a line of Halo 4 action figures before that game’s release. And just recently, McFarlane Toys announced a partnership with Scottgames to make a series of toy construction sets based on Five Night’s At Freddy’s.
As for Titanfall 2, a number of details have emerged since EA announced the title in early 2015. After some criticism was leveled at Titanfall‘s lack of a single-player mode, Respawn have responded by confirming that Titanfall 2 will have a full-fledged single-player campaign. With a Respawn team populated by many developers worked at Infinity Ward during the heyday of Call of Duty 4 and Modern Warfare 2, the ingredients are there for Titanfall 2’s single-player campaign to be something special.
Moreover, gamers who felt shafted over the Xbox-exclusivity of the first Titanfall will also be pleased to know that Titanfall 2 will be coming to a myriad of platforms. The deal with Microsoft for Titanfall‘s exclusivity was smart for the Xbox One’s appeal in its launch window, but it’s hard not to imagine how popular the game would have been if it was also on PS4. We’ll apparently find out some time this year.
Having said that, don’t expect the title to be released anytime soon as EA has stated that Titanfall 2‘s release window will be sometime in 2017. But what EA is saying and what the toy line suggest are not one in the same. According to the McFarlane promo, Titanfall 2 is set to hit in Winter 2016.
Either way, wth the upcoming action figure line, the Titanfall Online spin-off, Titanfall 2 currently in the pipeline, and a Titanfall TV series in development, it is going to be an exciting upcoming few months for every Titanfall fan.
Titanfall 2 is currently under development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. No release date has been set for the title just yet.