So, yesterday I went to the local GameStop store and pre-ordered the Vanguard SRS collector's edition for PC, my mom and dad helped me with some money as this thing costs just about 3000 (!) Swedish kronor.
I had also at the same time brought with me several games I wanted to sell and I ended up getting a little over 700 kronor in terms of trade in value, I got that value thanks to a 25 % increase in the trade in value.
Anyway, this collector's edition comes with a wearable replica of the helmet that most of the Titanfall Pilots use, it will come with an adjustable strap which allows for just about anyone to wear it, and it also comes with a tactical spotlight and a targeting laser sight which you can attach to the helmet, plus a few more goodies like a USB dog tag, a field journal which comes with a pen for you to write with, squad morale patches and a Vanguard shemagh scarf.
As for the game itself, it looks really promising and it seems that Respawn Entertainment have learned from the first game, especially when it comes to the lack of a campaign in that game.
But even better is that this game won't have a season pass or anything like that, they've promised that all future game modes and maps will be added for absolutely free for everyone, they did a similar thing with the first game about a year or so ago.
There isn't much about the campaign story, but so far its known that you will be playing as Frontier Militia rifleman Jack Cooper that aspires to become a Pilot and ends up becoming paired with the Titan BT-7274 after his original Pilot is killed in action, they both have work together to undertake a mission deep behind Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation lines and Cooper has to learn to trust the Titan in order to pull off this mission he was never meant to go on.
Interestingly, they've added personalities to the Titans and the campaign will explore some of the bonding that Pilots and Titans do, to show that they're not simply machines of war that are just tossed to the side when no longer useful.
There are also new weapons and gadgets, like a grappling hook for Pilots which allows them to swing about a map and even pull enemies in closer to finish them off with a melee attack, you can even grappling hook a Titan to swing behind it and get on its back to exploit its weakpoints there along with other things like the pulse blade which is a throwing knife that lets you reveal the location of enemies and a holo-pilot which creates a holographic decoy that mimics your actions to confuse enemies.
Here are some trailers showcasing a bit of the campaign, the Titans and what you can expect to be able to do as a Pilot in multiplayer rounds:
Official single player trailer:
Meet the Titans:
Pilots Gameplay trailer:
Now the game is due for release on the 28th of October, but I won't be playing it until the 2nd of November, the game will be something of a birthday for me, so mom and dad are gonna hide it somewhere so it doesn't stand there in the open and tease me into playing it early. XP