Prepare for Titanfall… the card game.
Later this year the mech shooter series will make its debut on mobile with Titanfall: Frontline, a free-to-play spinoff coming to both iOS and Android. It’s described as "a strategy card game where players, assuming the role of brigade commanders, will face off in head-to-head combat with other players in real-time." It looks a bit like other digital card games such as Hearthstone, but with towering robotic mechs and gun-wielding pilots in place of fantasy creatures.
Frontline is being developed by new studio Particle City, and published by Korean firm Nexon, which previously worked with Titanfall studio Respawn to release a free-to-play PC version of the game in Asia. A mobile take on Titanfall was first announced last year, and Frontline is just the first of what is expected to be a multi-game partnership between the three companies. "Not only does Titanfall: Frontline capture an experience that feels distinctly Titanfall," says Respawn CEO Vince Zampella, "but it delivers quick and strategic action that anyone with a smartphone will be able to download and enjoy."
The multiplayer-focused Titanfall debuted in 2014 as the first release from Respawn, a studio founded by some of the key minds behind Call of Duty, including Zampella. A sequel is launching on October 28th, which will add a number of new features, most notably a proper single-player campaign. Respawn is also currently working on a third-person action game set in the Star Wars universe.
Frontline, meanwhile, is expected to launch sometime this fall.