First-person shooter “Titanfall", which will be available for the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC this March, will launch a limited edition controller alongside its Xbox One version at the game’s release.

Microsoft announced yesterday that the special controller will cost $64.99 and can be pre-ordered through the Microsoft Store. Developed by the Xbox design team with Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based developer Respawn Entertainment, the controller was created to resemble the C-101 carbine, a weapon carried by the pilots of elite Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation titans in “Titanfall.”

titanfall1 View of "Titanfall" controller box art. Photo: Courtesy/Respawn

Microsoft Director of Programming Larry Hyrb posted a Vine video and photo of the controller on Jan. 15, saying the brand’s goal was “to create a controller that feels as if it is a piece of military spec hardware transported from the universe of ‘Titanfall’ and into players' hands.”

titanfall3 Second view of "Titanfall" controller box art. Photo: Courtesy/Respawn

“Titanfall” will launch on March 11 in North America and two days later in Europe. The title has already taken more than 60 awards at its E3 2013 premiere, including a record-breaking six E3 Critics Awards. “Titanfall” also won Best in Show awards from IGN, Destructoid and Game Informer.

In the game, players are able to fight on foot or as free-running pilots inside mech-style walkers called “Titans” to complete team missions and goals. The title is online multiplayer only, but it injects single-player elements such as plot, character interaction and non-player characters into its matches. Up to 12 players can participate at once.

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