Even classic ’80s arcade games are better with a Titanfall titanWritten by: / / 3 Comments
Earlier this week, EA and Respawn Entertainment proved that life could be considerably improved with the addition of a Titanfall titan to your life, but the publisher/developer pair is keen to demonstrate that other aspects of life could be made better simply by adding hulking robots to them – like classic ’70s and ’80s arcade games.
A seemingly official collection of demakes inspired by classic arcade games has begun to roll out ahead of Titanfall’s launch next week starting March 11th, with 1979′s seminal ‘Asteroids’ currently available to be played at the Titanfall Arcade page, and judging by the ‘Coming Soon’ attractions, versions of 1980′s Missile Command and 1981′s Centipede will also become playable.
The Asteroids clone is playable by pointing your cursor around the screen and clicking to shoot, and you’ll need to use the momentum created by the force of your shot to move around the screen before a enemy-clearing laser becomes available. Once you’ve set a high score, you can pre-order the game or share your score on Facebook.
We’ll keep an eye out to see when the other two games become available, but for now let us know your high scores in the Asteroids game.
Titanfall is out on Xbox One and PC on March 11th in North America, March 13th in Europe and March 14th in the UK. The Xbox 360 version is out on March 25th in North America, and March 28th in the UK and Europe following a delay.
The previously announced collector’s edition recently got a glorious unboxing video to showcase its contents – take a look over here. Titanfall also recently got a pulse-racing launch trailer, which you can watch here.
Have you waded through El33tonline’s already extensive current and continued coverage? You can find even more videos, screenshots and details. Also don’t miss El33tonline’s hands-on preview of Titanfall, as well as our impressions of the game from E3 2013, and our in-depth interview with producer Drew McCoy.