The new mobile game will debut later this fall on iOS and Android, just in time to get some good cross-promotion with the Titanfall 2 console and PC title, which debuts on October 28. In the card game, players assume the role of brigade commanders and face off against each other in real-time, head-to-head combat. Players will unleash strategic combinations of Pilots, powerful Titans and tactical Burn Cards in an attempt to outmaneuver their opponents.
The mobile release carries with it a brand that has heavy-duty cred with hardcore gamers, and it’s no surprise that Nexon is publishing it. CEO Owen Mahoney has said taking mobile gaming to a higher level is his big priority, as PC online gaming giant Nexon needs to break into the West and into mobile in a big way. Nexon has already published big Western mobile game titles, such as DomiNations, and it is working with key developers on other big titles as well.
“The Titanfall franchise revolutionized the first-person shooter, and Particle City is taking the same creative approach adding depth to the battlefield and a never-before-seen layer of strategy in the collectible card game genre,” said Lawrence Koh, general manager, Nexon M, in a statement. “Titanfall: Frontline is just the beginning of the incredible standalone mobile sci-fi experiences based on the Titanfall universe we’re looking to bring to gamers around the world.”
This mobile game could be tied in very well to the gameplay of the console and PC game, where Burn Cards are a big part of the experience. The Burn Cards allow players to boost their capabilities in a single match. Since cards are so well integrated into the original game already, they could prove to be very popular in a mobile version.
“We’ve worked hand-in-hand with Respawn to weave in card battle strategy and collectibility with the iconic gameplay elements that make Titanfall so unique and that will help evolve the genre,” said Larry Pacey, cofounder of Particle City, in a statement. “From dropping a Titan onto the field of play to turn the tide of battle to using a combination of parkour and Rodeo Burn Cards to take a Titan down, Titanfall: Frontline is unapologetically intense and utterly Titanfall.”
Titanfall: Frontline is the first title in the multi-game, multi-year partnership between Nexon, Particle City, and Respawn Entertainment to exclusively publish Titanfall games for mobile devices. Respawn creates the PC and console games, but Respawn cofounder Vince Zampella started Particle City with Pacey to make mobile games.
Titanfall: Frontline will be available as a free download this fall on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play for Android devices.
The game enables commanders to collect and upgrade their units and build their own unique decks. Players can build their IMC or Militia squad according to their play style, whether they prefer to assemble a dropship of fast, light Pilots and Titans to deal quick damage or wear out their opponents with the addition of strong defensive units, installations, and support personnel.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for the team at Respawn and for the Titanfall fans around the world with two completely unique games in the Titanfall universe launching soon — Titanfall 2 and Titanfall: Frontline,” said Zampella in a statement. “Not only does Titanfall: Frontline capture an experience that feels distinctly Titanfall but it delivers quick and strategic action that anyone with a smartphone will be able to download and enjoy.”
Titanfall 2 won 24 industry awards at the 2016 Electronic Entertainment Expo. And Titanfall was the most-awarded game of E3 2013, earning more than 60-plus wins, including a record-breaking six E3 Critics Awards. The title was the third-highest-rated Xbox One release in 2014, according to video-game-review-score aggregator Metacritic.
Pre-register for Titanfall: Frontline and receive in-game rewards at global launch via the official website.