FromSoftware and Bandai Namco revealed Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon at the 2022 Game Awards much to the excitement of fans of the popular mech-based video game series. This reveal marks a return to the storied sci-fi franchise and a move away from the traditional souls-like format that FromSoft’s games have had for their past few releases.
Armored Core is a series of third-person shooter video games developed by FromSoftware. The series is set in a post-apocalyptic world where players control mechanized robots known as “Armored Cores” to fight against each other and other factions.
The games are known for their deep customization options, allowing players to build and customize their own mechs. The first game in the series, Armored Core, was released in 1997 for the PlayStation. Since then, there have been numerous sequels and spin-offs, with the latest being 2012’s Armored Core 5.
FromSoftware is a Japanese video game development studio known for creating high-quality, challenging games. Some of their most popular games include the Dark Souls series, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. FromSoftware’s games are known for their deep gameplay mechanics, immersive worlds, and difficult challenges.
ARMORED CORE VI FIRES OF RUBICON will offer a game experience based on the mech game know-how FromSoftware cultivated over 25 years of developing games in the series, but now introducing groundbreaking gameplay found in the developer’s recent action games. The new ARMORED CORE title will combine these elements into thrilling action that only mechas can provide. The game promises to be a unique entry in the mech action game genre.
In ARMORED CORE VI FIRES OF RUBICON, players will be able to freely move through massive three-dimensional environments with rapid maneuverability while experiencing visceral vehicular combat. Signature to FromSoftware’s carefully crafted game design, the game will feature challenging and memorable battles along with a fulfilling progression system and deep gameplay, all of it now powered by assembling mechs and going into combat with massive bosses. Players will recognize the sense of satisfaction and achievement when they overcome a difficult situation and relish momentary victory, and perhaps a boost to their standing, before encountering the next challenge. – Bandai Namco
A mysterious new substance was discovered on the remote planet, Rubicon 3. As an energy source, this substance was expected to dramatically advance humanity’s technological and communications capabilities. Instead, this substance caused a catastrophe that engulfed the planet and the surrounding stars in flames and storms, forming a Burning Star System.
Almost half a century later, the same substance resurfaced on Rubicon 3, a planet now contaminated and sealed off by the catastrophe.
Extra-terrestrial corporations and resistance groups fight over control of the substance. The player infiltrates Rubicon as an independent mercenary and finds themself in a struggle over the substance with the corporations and other factions.
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