Armored Core 6 was recently revealed, after having been heavily rumoured for many years. This is great news for fans of the tough-as-nails mech series, especially given that there hasn’t been an Armored Core game since 2013. Since then, FromSoftware has become a world-renowned studio, and experts at combat-driven RPG games.
It’s clear that Armored Core 6: Fires Of Rubicon is primed to be a slightly different experience to its predecessors, one that will hopefully incorporate everything the developer has learned over the last decade of game design. From what we’ve heard, the is still very much an Armored Core game, so those hoping for some Souls-like twists may be disappointed at launch.
For now, we don’t know all that much about Armored Core 6. A trailer has been revealed, and we know that it is planned for release this year. As we progress through 2023, it’s likely that we will hear more and more on the game. When new information is released, you’ll find it here. While we wait for more on Armored Core 6, here’s what we know so far.
Armored Core 6 release date
Armored Core 6 is currently slated for a 2023 release. Beyond this, we don’t know exactly when it will release. Given that it was only revealed at The Game Awards 2022 (which aired in December), we’re likely at least six months out from release. We’ll be sure to update this page once we hear more.
So far, only one trailer has been released for Armored Core 6. It introduces some of the themes for the game, and gives us our first look at the new graphics style. Clearly the game is going to look great. For now, no gameplay has been shown off.
What to expect
At present, very few details have been shared about Armored Core 6. The game does have an official website already however, which does give some info on what to expect. First off is this description of gameplay:
“In ARMORED CORE VI FIRES OF RUBICON, players will assemble and pilot their own mech with 3D maneuverability to move freely through three dimensional fast-paced missions.”
Not too much to go on there, but at least we do know that mech customisation will once again be a major focus. In terms of story, a new substance has been discovered on a planet called RUBICON-3. This substance was hoped to advance human technologies, but instead caused a catastrophe, engulfing the entire surrounding solar system in fire.
Half a century later, factions fight over the substance found on RUBICON-3. This is where Armored Core 6 picks up. The player will act as an independent mercenary, sent to the planet to help control the war that has broken out.
The game’s director, Masaru Yamamura, joined FromSoftware studio president Hidetaka Miyazaki to tease the details of Armored Core 6 in a new interview with IGN.
“The main focus in AC6 – on the story mode at least – is having that story develop and play out,” Yamamura said. “We’ve concentrated on single-player for the story mode.”
They went on to reveal that while single-player is indeed the main focus, PvP will be available in versus modes.
As new information is released on Armored Core 6, you’ll find our coverage below:
That’s all you need to know about Armored Core 6. It’s still early days in its promotion cycle, and as such we will likely see more information shared later on in the year. For now, check out our look at 12 games to get excited about in 2023.
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