Ring of Elden and Dark Souls developer FromSoftware announced the revival of its Armored Core series of mechs at The Game Awards 2022 on Thursday. The first trailer revealed it would be called Armored Core 6: Fires of the Rubicon, and it’s coming in 2023 to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam.
Armored Core 6: Fires of the Rubicon is jointly developed by FromSoftware and Bandai Namco, according to a press release from the game’s publisher. latest from the developer”.
According to an official description of Armored Core 6, “players will be able to move freely through massive three-dimensional environments with fast maneuverability while experiencing visceral vehicular combat.” Like the Dark Souls games and Ring of EldenFromSoftware says it will offer “challenging and memorable battles alongside a fulfilling progression system and deep gameplay, all now powered by mech assembly and massive boss fights. Players will recognize the feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment when they overcome a difficult situation and savor a momentary victory, and perhaps a boost to their position, before taking on the next challenge.
Before FromSoftware made a name for itself with Dark Souls, which spawned a genre, and the massive success Ring of Elden which followed, he was known for creating the third-person mech/shooter series Armored Core. The series has already seen several releases in a year; FromSoftware hasn’t released an Armored Core game since 2013, when Armored Core: Verdict Day hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
News of a possible Armored Core sequel was leaked ahead of today’s announcement, back in January, by a member of the ResetEra forum. The user said they saw footage and an early gameplay video of an unannounced sequel as part of a consumer survey. The leak went into detail and revealed details about Armored Core’s story and settings.
Hidetaka Miyazaki, President of FromSoftware confirmed in a 2017 interview with IGN that the developer was working on a new Armored Core game alongside two other titles, but we hadn’t heard much about the project since then.