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Titanfall release date set for March

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From what we've seen so far, Titanfall appears to be bucking the prevailing trends of modern shooter design. For one thing, where's the dog? FPS's have dogs now , that's just common sense. And what about the fish? Marine life has been a big part of warfare in 2013. If Respawn are still planning to add them, they don't have long to do so, as they're now targeting a March 11 release.

What they do have is double-jumps, wall-runs and big ol' robo-pals. Maybe that will be enough to make up for the lack of canine companionship. A new trailer attempts to persuade us that's the case, by showing a playthrough of the Angel City map. Keep an eye out for the first-person automanom , as well as its seat ejecting counterpart, the automavom.

If you'd like to know how this fast-paced collection of systems comes together, check out Tom's hands-on impressions .

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.