Armored Core V flies off in October

Closed beta of mech-piloting action game to start before release month.

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The Armored Core series is still going strong, thanks to its cult following outside of Japan. The fifth game has been announced by developers From Software in the latest issue of Famitsu and will be released this October in Japan for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In addition, the developers said that they will launch a closed beta of the game just before its release month. No specific date is set for the launch of the closed beta.

Giant robots and explosions: What more does one want in life?

Armored Core V lets gamers fight against one another using giant customizable mechs called Armored Core units. Players can also fight over in-game territory online, whether it is either to attack the opposing forces or defend them. As far as control goes, gamers get to use new boost options on their Armored Core units, such as the high boost, which amplifies the short dash a mech has, and the glide boost, which gives mechs the ability to dash in all directions.

Namco Bandai will publish the North American version of the game and will release it in early 2012.

Discussion

11 comments
GbreakerDX
GbreakerDX

Been waiting for this! First Impression shows its going to be awesome!

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

My favourite mech game I've played so far is still Phantom Crash on the Xbox. Was very fast and fun with quite a bit of customisation so I hope this is similar (not played an AC game in ages, not since early PS2 era).

AcidSoldner
AcidSoldner

From what I've read, it seems that they're taking a lot of the ideas and mechanics from Chromehounds. It's a shame that From Software and Sega have no plans for a sequel so this is as close as we're gonna get.

Jessica_M_C
Jessica_M_C

I hope the online play is not too critical to the layout of the game. I like to team online (though preferably LAN play), but if its a stripped down "Must go Online to get most parts" kinda thing, I may end up passing on it, as much as I like AC games.

punu40
punu40

Yeah, Definite buy for me. AC games is one of a kind ..

masterchief_kar
masterchief_kar

Can't wait! Hopefully this satisfies my heavy gear urge!

tubaballoonz
tubaballoonz

Ahhhhhhh, I'm so excited for this. I don't care if I have to wait nearly a year for the North American release. Worth it.