Armored Core V Stomping Into North America and Europe in 2012
Written Thursday, February 03, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
There's nothing quite like Armored Core's mechs. They're proper big lumps of steel that you can customise and build to your own specifications, with the limbs, torso, head and weapons of your choice. Do you construct a fearsome battle mech with tank tracks and rocket launchers for arms or do you go for something a bit swifter and more conservative, with legs, a jetpack and machine guns?
Armored Core V is hoping to revolutionise the series with more content, an entirely "new atmosphere" and a deep, robust online mode designed to focus upon large-scale team battles. While the scale of battles will be bigger, the mechs will actually be smaller this time around, shifting the gameplay to centre more on tactics and using the lie of the land, rather than simply standing toe-to-toe and hammering one another into oblivion.
Slated for release sometime in 2012, Armored Core V is to be published by Namco Bandai in Europe and North America as part of the publisher's newly-forged partnership with From Software, the dev team also hard at work on Dark Souls for 2011. Check out all 27 Armored Core V screens in the gallery and the announcement trailer. Clang!