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 .