A set of screenshots leaked on Reset Era point to an unannounced Armored Core game. The description details a sci-fi world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki, who is also responsible for the Dark souls franchise and the next Ancient ring Game.
The information is courtesy of user Red Liquorice, who posted a synopsis and a series of watermarked screenshots of the game. It turns out that developer FromSoftware was handing out consumer surveys for the new installment, which also appeared to contain two 30-second clips of gameplay.
“I just completed a consumer survey on a new Armored Core game with a description, screenshots and two 30-second gameplay videos – the first a boss fight and the second more gameplay in the world, an area of snow. ” he said.
Screenshots of the upcoming Armored Core game from FromSoftware consumer survey.
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Despite being a series based on mecha bots, Armored Core 6 appears to incorporate elements of politics, cult activity, and business. The plot revolves mainly around an unknown substance called Melange, which could significantly advance human society. Similar to the epic Dune (book / movie), the groups then fight for control of the substance.
According to the description, the game features a “massive three-dimensional map” and an array of challenging enemies with replay value. Mechas will be equipped with firearms, as well as melee combat weapons such as shields and blades. Upgrades are also included with options that oscillate between close-range and long-range combat styles.
The screenshots, themselves, have been heavily edited to remove watermarks with a unique identifier. “I also captured them, but they have an identity watermark, so they are tired of publishing them. The video was streamed and watermarked, so I couldn’t record it even if I wanted to, ”Red Liquorice said.
The images highlight some aspects of the dystopian world, armored vehicles, and boss fights that seem heavily inspired by like souls Games. Miyazaki’s involvement could also indicate a change in direction from the game’s standard shooter since Armored Core V, released in 2012. As to whether this is true, only time will tell.
A few months ago, FromSoftware had published a technical sheet containing details on console and Windows PC compatibility for Elden Ring, each offering different settings and overall performance. The game is slated for release on February 25 on current and next-gen consoles and Steam.