Information concerning a brand new Armored Core game from development studio FromSoftware has leaked, including screenshots and a short summary.
Armored Core fans, wherever you are, rejoice! A new installment may be headed your way if these leaks are to be believed. Information surrounding the next game—the franchise's first in almost a decade—has been leaked, including a set of screenshots and a brief summary detailing the look and feel of the latest title. From the looks of things, FromSoftware has quite a bit on its plate that should dazzle long-waiting fans.
Here's what we know about the new Armored Core.
New FromSoftware "Armored Core" Title Information Leaked
The first details were revealed through a survey leaked to the general public by an unnamed user, according to VGC.
"I was pretty amazed to be watching footage of an upcoming From Soft game randomly this morning, quite unexpected!" They wrote, calling the game "Soulsy"—a reference to the aesthetics of Dark Souls.
"The boss fight looked quite Soulsy – the long range gunfire reminded me of Virtua On, that’s my frame of reference...The player character in a white mech went in close to the bigger robot boss and fought with like an energy or laser sword, this looked Souls-style," They went on to explain, "They were walking...through a snowy area towards either a large wall or gate, this seemed Soulsy too, the vastness of the architecture, but it wasn’t a castle more like a worn down metal/stone wall or gate."
Now, a second leak has appeared, revealing a set of screenshots allegedly from the same survey.
Armored Core VI, as it's been called, is meant to be a third-person shooter "mecha action title that lets you move around an overwhelmingly scaled map that represents a unique sci-fi world with dynamic mech action." This will be the first installation in the Armored Core franchise since 2012.
The game will be set in a "sci-fi world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki" and feature "high degree of freedom in customisation." The story supposedly centers on Melange, a substance with the capability to significantly advance human society. Wars over the substance caused multi-planetary catastrophes that eventually resulted in the loss of Melange, itself. Years later, traces of the substance have resurfaced, and caused another wave of fighting in which the protagonist takes part.
More information will likely be revealed as the game gets further into its development.