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Titanfall 2 story trailer details Respawn's robo-buddy game

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Respawn has a "vision" for Titanfall 2's single-player campaign, and that vision involves platforming, puzzling, and robo-buddy moments in addition to the more genre-standard shooty bits. I'm onboard with that, and I got more onboard after watching a new trailer that shows the story mode off.

As you can see, a spoiled story event results in your man Jack Cooper teaming up with a friendly robot named British Telecom (BT for short), meaning a rookie Titan pilot has suddenly inherited the most advanced mech in the militia. That's a good setup for anything ('80s buddy movie, '90s sitcom), and the variety of action on offer after that seems refreshingly different to the linear explosion-corridors of many first-person shooters.

Titanfall 2 is out on October 28.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.