Armored Core VI Fires Of Rubicon

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action
Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
Developer: From Software
Release Date: Aug. 25, 2023

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10. 'Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon' (PS5, PS4, XSX, XOne, PC)

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2023 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

Armored Core VI Fires Of Rubicon revives and reimagines the Armored Core series as a new action game after 10 long years since the last entry in the franchise.

Chris "Atom" DeAngelus: Before they became the Souls company, From Software used to make a whole lot of different titles. Probably the most popular of these was Armored Core, a game that took the in-depth mech-building of something like Mechwarrior and combined it with fast-paced anime-style action. It's been a long time since the last Armored Core, but the trailer let us know everything we need to. There are giant robots. They fight. And it'll probably look fantastic.

Cody Medellin: Many people nowadays recognize From Software as the house that built highly technical and masochistic adventures, but fans of the developer from the PlayStation days know it for mech games that toe the line between technical and arcade sensibilities. After leaving the series alone in the middle of the PS3/Xbox 360 generation, the Armored Core series makes a return to all platforms. While customization is a given, it'll be interesting to see if the studio goes back to fast action or tries to shoehorn the Demon Souls-style combat system with mechs instead of maidenless.

Tim McDonald: Before FromSoftware became known as The Soulsborne Studio, it was known for two things: brutal open-ended RPGs like King's Field and brutal mech combat with Armored Core. And I love me some Armored Core. As a mercenary mech pilot, players of this third-person shooter series take on contracts, earn money, customize and upgrade their giant stompy robot, and — inevitably — get blown into tiny metal fragments because this is a FromSoft game, and it's going to kill you repeatedly. The series has been on hiatus since 2012, but I'm excited to see it come back so I can YOU DIED in another game.

Tony "OUberLord" Mitera: I'm a sucker for big mechs blasting holes in each other, and few series have been as prominent in that genre as the Armored Core series. Fewer yet continue to have regular releases, and as one of the remaining ones, it was great to see that the sixth entry into the series is on the way. Not a lot is known about the game so far, but given the talk of elevating the gameplay, I'm eager to learn more.

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