E3 2016: EA's Titanfall 2 headed to PS4, Story Mode and All...

While E3 2016 doesn't officially begin until June 14th, gaming news is starting to come fast and furiously. For example, the new Xbox One S console has leaked prematurely; I am sure Microsoft is not happy about this.

Electronic Arts and Respawn on the other hand, have chosen to intentionally release information early regarding one of its fan-favorite franchises. Titanfall 2, the sequel to the wildly popular shooter, will be coming to Xbox One and PC this year. The title will also come to PlayStation 4; this is significant, as the original did not come to Sony's console. Curious of the release date? Read on for more info!

"In single player, Titanfall 2 will deliver a crafted experience that explores the unique bond between man and machine. Playable offline, the single player campaign in Titanfall 2 will let fans step out onto The Frontier as a Militia rifleman with aspirations of becoming an elite Pilot. Stranded behind enemy lines and facing overwhelming odds, players must team up with a veteran Titan to uphold a mission they were never meant to carry out. In multiplayer, Respawn is continuing to evolve their best-in-class gameplay to provide a more robust experience that delivers expanded depth and variety that includes six new Titans, deeper Pilot abilities, more customization options, and a robust progression system that is sure to satisfy fans", says Electronic Arts.

Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn Entertainment explains "with the original Titanfall, we focused on nailing the gameplay and reinventing the way you move and fight in a first person shooter. With Titanfall 2, we're building on that foundation by introducing a bespoke single player campaign backed by a deeper multiplayer experience that together will once again push the shooter genre forward".

So when does Titanfall 2 come out? October 28, 2016. This release date is tentatively scheduled for a global simultaneous release on Xbox One, PC, and PS4, all for $59.99. There will, of course, be a Deluxe Edition released as well, including bonus content for $79.99. What does the extra $20 get you? EA shares the following.

  • Exclusive Deluxe Nose Arts for each Titan
  • Exclusive Deluxe Warpaints for each Titan
  • Two Camouflages applicable to every Titan, Pilot and weapon
  • Exclusive Deluxe Call Sign
  • Nitro Pack (Pre-order only)

If you want to pre-order the game, you can do so now here. The link is currently hit or miss, however, likely because many gamers are flooding the site. If it doesn't work now, try again later.

The game was given a glowing spotlight at E3, showcasing the game's stunning multiplayer. There will be six new Titans all with their own unique skills and gameplay styles, an expanded pilot system and a deep progression system this time around. 

But more importantly, the game is getting an offline single-player campaign mode, which again is very different to the multiplayer only original Titanfall.

The game's multiplayer is getting an alpha test, but you'll need to sign up online to get all the details as and when they become available. 

The Titanfall 2 release date is set for October 28, 2016 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.