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Popular first-person shooter franchise Titanfall coming to Android in 2016
If you’re a fan of Respawn Entertainment’s first-person shooter franchise Titanfall and thought it would be well-suited on a mobile device, we have some good news for you. Independent video game developer Respawn and Nexon, a Korean game publisher, have teamed up to bring several new and original Titanfall games to Android smartphones and tablets. The two companies say that we can expect multiple Titanfall titles in the future, with the first one launching on Android sometime in 2016.
For those unfamiliar, Titanfall was originally released for the PC and Xbox One in early 2014, and was ported to the Xbox 360 just one month after that. In the game, you can play as both an assault Pilot and a fast and powerful Titan in six-on-six matches in war-town outer space colonies. Depending on how many players are in each match, the game can get quite hectic, yet fun at the same time. Titanfall was actually the most-awarded game at E3 2013, earning over 100 nominations and over 60 wins. It not only won six E3 Critics’ Awards, it was also the third highest-rated Xbox One game in 2014 according to Metacritic.
Respawn and Nexon have yet to give any details about the first game, but we’ll definitely let you know once we learn more. So, who’s excited?!
[press]Nexon Teams up with Respawn Entertainment to Bring “Titanfall” Games to Mobile Devices Worldwide
Nexon and Respawn Make Strategic Investment in Mobile Game Developer Particle City to Create Exciting New Gameplay Experiences Based on Critically-Acclaimed Title
EMERYVILLE, Calif. – Oct. 29, 2015 – NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online and mobile games, and independent videogame developer Respawn Entertainment announced today that the companies have partnered to create several new and original smartphone and tablet games based on the expansive sci-fi universe ofTitanfall. In connection with the partnership, the two companies jointly invested in mobile game developer Particle City, the studio leading the development of the upcoming titles. In this multi-game, multi-year partnership, Nexon will serve as the exclusive global publisher of the Titanfall mobile games, with the first game expected to be released worldwide on iOS and Android in 2016.
“As a player and fan of Titanfall I am delighted to be working with the talented team at Respawn to bring the world of Titanfall to mobile and tablet,” commented Owen Mahoney, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nexon. “Working closely with our partners at Respawn and Particle City we intend to build on the original game’s success and introduce millions of mobile gamers to the rich Titanfall universe.”
The collaboration with Respawn and Particle City is Nexon’s latest in a series of global partnerships with renowned developers. Recently, Nexon announced a partnership with Respawn and Electronic Arts to bring a PC online version of the award-winning first-person shooter Titanfall to Asia. In April 2015, Nexon published the hit mobile strategy game DomiNations, which wasdeveloped by Big Huge Games, an independent studio co-founded by 24-year industry veterans Brian Reynolds and Tim Train, famous for online strategy games Civilization II and Rise of Nations. Nexon also recently announced the details of LawBreakers, the first game from Cliff Bleszinski and Arjan Brussee’s Boss Key Productions.
“Our partnership with Nexon is momentous for many reasons,” said Vince Zampella, CEO & Co-Founder, Respawn Entertainment. “Nexon’s unrivaled publishing network and free-to-play expertise will allow Titanfall to reach new global audiences. And with Particle City, we are closely collaborating to create all-new standalone games with original gameplay experiences that expand the Titanfall universe to players everywhere.”
Particle City was co-founded by industry veteran Larry Pacey and Respawn CEO Vince Zampella in 2015. The new developer will be led by Pacey, with Zampella serving in a creative advisor role. Particle City, co-located with Respawn in Los Angeles, is currently hiring top talent. Candidates can find a list of open positions at www.particlecity.com.
Through the partnership, Nexon and Respawn will build on Titanfall’s premier franchise to deliver a high-quality game experience to the $30 billion mobile gaming market, the largest gaming platform globally. Praised as an evolution of the first-person shooter genre, Titanfall was the most-awarded game of E3 2013, earning more than 100 nominations and 60-plus wins, including a record-breaking six E3 Critics’ Awards. The title was the third highest-rated Xbox One game released in 2014, according to videogame review score aggregator Metacritic.[/press]