Ubi bringing Armored Core to PS3, 360
French publisher bringing latest installment in From Software's robotic action series to North America in September.
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Like exploding barrels and well-concealed first-aid kits, giant robots have always been a staple of the gaming industry. Ubisoft is doing its part to ensure that trend continues in the future. The French publisher today announced that it will publish From Software's Armored Core: For Answer on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
As the 13th installment in the long-running mech combat series, For Answer offers a twist for the franchise formula of building mercenary giant robots from hundreds of spare parts to fight against other similarly situated pilots. The phrase "giant robot" will be put into perspective when players fly their mechs against massive mobile battle stations in a series of 10 David-and-Goliath-style boss fights.
The game includes a handful of other features, such as an online co-op mode with 30 missions and eight-player online melees in 80 different arenas. From Software is also giving players the option of beginner and advanced control schemes to ease new pilots into the game.
This will be Ubisoft's first release of the Armored Core series. Last year's Armored Core 4 was published by Sega, while previous installments were brought to North America by Agetec and Sony Computer Entertainment America.
For Answer is set for a September release in North America. For more on Armored Core: For Answer, check out GameSpot's Q&A with Ubisoft associate producer Kenan Alpay.