Titanfall is hardly realistic. The very concept is absurd really. A bunch of robot pilots duke it out on a small map and then call down giant mechs to do further battle until one team has to evacuate. It's like the plot of an 80s cartoon, but it's strangely compelling.
It may be compelling, but it's still an 80s cartoon. In fact, I could see Titanfall being advertised as if it were a cartoon out of the 80s - kind of like Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Of course, that kind of advertising is a little tongue-in-cheek and might turn off the hardcore brogamers that EA and Microsoft are so desperately marketing Titanfall too.
That's where the live-action ad comes in. Why not throw in a couple of good looking young adult men walking around the city with their online persona (i.e. titan) in tow while you're at it. While the small children and brogamer that will eventually populate Titanfall servers will never look like this, they certainly wish they did.
Go, brogamer, be the ridiculously photogenic mech pilot you always wanted to be and do battle with your adversaries in the middle of a crowded city. Civilian casualties be damned and all that.
Titanfall will be out March 11 for Xbox One and PC. The Xbox 360 version will launch later on March 25.
Image via xbox/YouTube