Armored Core 6 Details and Screenshots Leaked in Consumer Survey

Armored Core 6 Details and Screenshots Leaked in Consumer Survey

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Richard Walker

Armored Core could be set to make a long-awaited return, having been absent since 2013's Armored Core: Verdict Day. That's according to leaked details and images of what could be Armored Core VI, the first mainline entry in the series in development at Dark Souls studio FromSoftware, following Armored Core 5 in 2012.

Unearthed via a consumer survey posted to ResetEra by user Red Liquorice, the first details for Armored Core 6 include watermarked screenshots and videos (via Gematsu), depicting combat, boss encounters, and various environments, including a snowy region. A description of the sixth mainline chapter is also included, and mentions a war over a valuable substance known as ‘Melange’.

Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki is also said to be helming the new game, with a "multi-layered" sci-fi world to explore; “dynamic mech action”; a range of customisation options; and multiple weapons, including guns and blades. According to Red Liquorice, the leaked gameplay footage showcased a Souls-style boss fight, with a measure speed and style reminiscent of the Souls games.

Check out the full description from the consumer survey:

Melange, an unknown substance that could dramatically advance human society. In the past, this substance caused a cosmic catastrophe on planet Bashtar that engulfed the surrounding star systems, and eventually its very existence was lost. Decades later, the Melange reaction was confirmed again on planet Bashtar. In search of the unknown substance that should have been lost, various speculations begin to swirl. Various parties are getting involved; The government, corporations, cultists, and unknown mercenaries… The protagonist is one of them.

The game is a TPS (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. You will face strong enemies and fierce battles both long and short range using guns and blades.

Key Features

  • The Sci-Fi World Created by Hidetaka Miyazaki – FromSoftware‘s unique and deep sci-fi worldview and multi-layered story. Set on the planet Bashtar, a sci-fi world devastated by a planet-wide disaster, with an overwhelming sense of scale that only mecha can provide.
  • A Vast Field that Represents a Multi-Layered World – In a massive and three-dimensional map, you can feel the scale of the mecha universe. A wide variety of maps offer an array of challenging enemies and carefully crafted situations that are worth taking on again and again.
  • Feel the Tension, in Long and Short Range Battles – This game offers not only long-range combat with guns, but also short-range combat elements such as blade and shield, that add a sense of urgency to gameplay. Decide between defensive tactics during tense and challenging battles against powerful enemies.
  • Three-Dimensional, Dynamic Action – The game’s dynamic, three-dimensional movement is something no human can imitate. You can move freely around the vast map with the unique mobility of a mech.
  • High Degree of Freedom in Customization – Reconfigure body parts and weapons in order to upgrade your mech. With a high level of customization, you can build a mech to suit your play style; from a build that focusses on close-range combat and mobility, or a build that emphasizes firepower to wipe out swarms of enemies at once.

Publisher Bandai Namco has yet to offer a statement regarding Armored Core VI, but hopefully an official announcement will be in the offing soon. Fingers crossed.

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  • Sounds like it'll be similar to AC 4 and For Answer
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