Electronic Arts has finally announced the Titanfall release date for Xbox One. The first game from Respawn Entertainment, a ragtag crew of former Infinity Ward (read: Call of Duty) developers, Titanfall will release to store shelves on March 11, 2014. Titanfall is an exclusive to Xbox One, Microsoft’s next-gen system that ships Nov. 22, as well as Xbox 360 and Windows PC. In other words, when Titanfall releases it’ll leave Sony and Nintendo out in the cold, making it the only must-have third-party exclusive for a next-gen console.
Already the winner of more than 80 coveted awards, Titanfall features elite assault pilots and agile, heavily-armored, 24-foot titans. Titanfall also has a brand-new online experience that combines fast-paced multiplayer action with heroic, set-piece moments found in traditional Campaign modes. Sounds a lot like Call of Duty with robots, no?
News of the Titanfall release date came with this added bonus: info about a super-limited Titanfall Collectors Edition. The Titanfall: Collectors Edition (MSRP $249.99) will include an exclusive collectible 18″ hand-crafted Atlas titan statue with diorama and battery-powered LED lighting, a full-size art book featuring more than 190 pages of rare concept art, and an exclusive full-size schematic poster of the Atlas titan.
The Titanfall: Collectors Edition is available for pre-order now at select retailers. It isn’t yet showing up on Amazon, but you can pre-order Titanfall on Xbox One from Amazon and keep tabs on this Amazon page to see if and when the Titanfall Collectors Edition goes live on the e-tailer.
Set in the near future on a distant frontier torn apart by war, Titanfall drops players in the middle of a conflict between the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation (IMC) and the Militia. The action is rapid and varied – featuring parkour-style wall running, massive double jumps and the ability to hijack titans. The freedom to shift back and forth between pilot and titan allows players to change tactics on the fly, attacking or escaping depending on the situation and extending the action vertically to new heights.
Titanfall and the Titanfall Collectors Edition will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on March 11, 2014 in North America. The Titanfall release date is only a couple of days later in Europe, where it will land on store shelves beginning March 13, 2014.