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The Monday Musing - Everything you need to know about Titanfall: Assault

By , on August 7, 2017
Last modified 4 months, 1 week ago

Well, Monday has flobbled into view, weary from its exertions at the weekend, dreaming of a Tuesday that it knows will never come. Poor Monday, so despised by all and sundry, all it wants to do is live a little, but it never can.

What it can do is provide the perfect platform for the Monday Musing. After all, both of the words start with M. It's like it was meant to be, pre-ordained in the glimmering ether. Or some such nonsense.

This week I'm going to have a muse about Titanfall: Assault. It's a card-battler in the Clash Royale mould, and it's set to hit the App Store later this week. Here's everything you need to know about what the game has to offer.

What is it?

It's a real time strategy game with a bit of MOBA thrown in there for good measure. You're in charge of your troops, sending them in to battle. The scraps last four minutes, and a minute in you'll be able to drop a massive Titan into the fray.

The aim is capturing bases. So you need to make sure you're defending as well as attacking. Throw your troops too far ahead and you'll find yourself screwed if your foe begins a concentrated attack.

 

How does it capture the ethos of the console game?

Well, with the Titans mainly. Obviously this isn't an FPS with wall running. But it lifts a decent chunk of ideas from the main Titanfall series and wraps it all up in a more mobile-friendly package.

You're sending grunts out, battling across futuristic war zones, and the Titans can really shift the balance of a game if you manage to use them at just the right time.

Wasn't there another Titanfall mobile game?

There was. It was called Titanfall: Frontline. It was a card game, but it never actually made it out of soft launch. It was cancelled before landing worldwide, and pulled from the App Store. Assault is the only Titanfall game you're going to be playing on mobile any time soon.

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Anything else I should know?

The game is coming out on August 10th. So that's this Thursday. It'll hit iOS and Android at the same time, so both sides of the mobile gaming divide will be able to get their hands on it. If you want some more info on the game, you can check out Pocket Gamer's preview by clicking right here.


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