Armored Core 4 demo blasts 360s

Sega's mech simulation offered up for free trial over Xbox Live Marketplace; demo includes a trio of levels and select mechs.

Gamers too intimidated to take the $60 plunge and step into the battlefield in a giant mechanized suit can now see what it's like to pilot one of the heavy-armed suits for free. Sega today released the demo for From Software's Xbox 360 game Armored Core 4.

Released late last month on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Armored Core 4 sees gamers fighting across battlefields as gigantic robots armed with an array of futuristic weapons. The Xbox 360 demo features three single-player levels and a few mechs to customize and fight with. The download is just under 800MB in size and available in North America. The full version features 35 missions and multiplayer matchups for up to eight players online.

Armored Core 4 is rated T for Teen and retails for $59.99. For more information, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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pikabko1
pikabko1

I am not buying any more Sega products becuase The compnay cheating warrenty . and cheat customer's right. lost of the DC. Bad sales Cheating customers will create bad sales

_Sam_
_Sam_

I haven't played the game, so I might check out the demo

Sonicgod
Sonicgod

I rented this on PS3 and tried the Xbox 360 demo. The xbox 360 version looks a lot better like fight night on xbox 360 does. I thought this was one the Ps3 show off games? well now i am happy I know not to bother with the Ps3 version. I am not going to pay full price for the game though. the game is not that good mechassualt or a mech game on a PC is far better than this. My ps3 is going to sit and collect more dust since to date the xbox 360 version of every game has been far batter..

zsc4
zsc4

The price :shock:

YukoAsho
YukoAsho

Modx - First off, Armored Core is a Japanese-developed game. Secondly, it's freaking beautiful, especially on the 360. AC veterans are a bit put off by some simplifications to the mission structure and the more boost-heavy play, but it's still a fun title.

searingklepto1
searingklepto1

it was cool but they got the controls all wrong.

Modx22
Modx22

This game looks terrible, i hope it doesnt let me down. We americans just dont do the mech thing well.

MBLMember
MBLMember

To my friends in the UK, start a 360 membership under north american location and you can download from that, have done it when you guys get a demo of Chromehounds before us.

BeNOwNz
BeNOwNz

the demo was kinda fun but not worth a buy imo

wayne2k7
wayne2k7

XBL kinda sucks in the UK! No video marketplace like americans... demos late! wat next?

virtuadc
virtuadc

Freakin' Gold members.. ahhh

JMizzle
JMizzle

When is this coming out in the UK?

talonkard044
talonkard044

When will it be ready for us PS3 owners? :( I am a hardcore Armored Core fan, but money is kinda tight right now so I would really like that demo!! Plus it'll be FREE!!

robotecha5
robotecha5

lol ive had the Jap demo fo like a month.

KnuckleZ_V8
KnuckleZ_V8

only available in north america, not in the uk, this BLOWS...

stejmatty
stejmatty

i dislike mech sims, just too boring...

IROCNV35
IROCNV35

This game looks is horrible....not worth the cash....boring ...boring boring .....play demo 1st .......I'm not buying

keinuveye
keinuveye

I was waiting for this to push me over the edge, or to turn me back around

Icekxg
Icekxg

If you're an Armored Core fan, this is worth buying just for the multiplayer alone.

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Where is the PS3 demo?? :lol: Yet another victory for the great Xbox360 and Xbox Live!! I can't wait to download this demo. Go, Wii60!!:D

player_leo
player_leo

The two games that , to me, inbody what a MechSim is supposed to be are Steel Battalion , and Armored Core.... Now if they can get Armored Core to play off the Steel Battalion controller, then we'd be cooking with a True MechSim...

darkfame
darkfame

The headline sounds like AC4 is overheating/crashing 360s.

NightRain
NightRain

I tried the demo... it's better than I thought. Not bad.

Lewpy79
Lewpy79

Forget the wondering where the PS3 demo is, where the hell is the Europe 360 demo??!!

Dreski83
Dreski83

demo's always tend to help when debating if yer passion for mech warfare is worth 60 bucks.

dn3datomiced
dn3datomiced

fattyxboxbutt Demo cant do this game justice, this is a mech building game first and a action game second. AC4 is nearly perfect if you're willing to take the time [read hours] necessary to customize your mech for each mission and your own fighting style. Its either addicting or frustrating, you'll love it or hate it. So let me get this straight? The game is more fun when I spend an hour prepping for a 24-second mission? Please... I remembered Armored Core being more comprehensible and, well, FUN... That demo basically told me what I needed to know. To avoid it. I rather dislike games in which the mission is over before I know it, and half the time, it was because I beat the mission and didn't realize it. That, and the last stage in that demo is bunk. AC fans, you can keep it. This just reminds me why I don't do mech games anymore.

t-80
t-80

Very disappointed with it.

HavePainkillers
HavePainkillers

It's a complete waste don't let the Armor core fanboys/weeaboos trick you into this you'd have a better time throwing your money into the trash

jhunte99
jhunte99

Forget all these other mech games, i want a new phantom crash game :(

neovalkyr
neovalkyr

Trust me this game was worth it, if you like the game play. There are 37 missions, but there are just as many 1vs1 battles , with computer opponents, each of them different.

Megul
Megul

is this for ps3 2?

VFA-102
VFA-102

Japanese style mech gameplay. I'm glad I played this first so that I can cancel my reserve. If you prefer a chromehounds style of combat, then you probably won't care for this game. Fast and furious, vs Chromehounds slow and methodical.

Hupples
Hupples

i did the same thing as westcoastrida

WestCoastRida
WestCoastRida

dont bother, i rented the game and it sucks. each mission takes like 30 seconds to 5 minutes to finish. One mission took me 24 seconds to complete... on HARD!!! Trust me.... waste of time and money!!!

InnerHeaven_X
InnerHeaven_X

I just downloaded the demo and played through it. Deffinatly fast pace, allot of action and non stop fun. I was weary at first, but this demo deffinatly changed my mind. I rate it a 8.5

rigopr
rigopr

Another demo good.

casmar82
casmar82

That's why I like next-gen consoles because we can try out these demo's, if the game is no good why waste money on renting or buying.

blazethehedghog
blazethehedghog

Man I wish this demo was on PS3! I"d love to try another SEGA title...

mjwickstrom1
mjwickstrom1

I downloaded and played the demo earlier today. Unfortunatly, I was rather disappointed with it.

Vorador47
Vorador47

dout i will bother i downloaded the japanese demo, and found it a bit pants

nate_n8
nate_n8

This demo is a little weak. Nice intro though. :P

Klaimore
Klaimore

Terran499 and Chainblast the PS3 Demo for Armored Core 4 is coming this Thursday