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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Armored Core
FromSoftware’s latest mecha action title Armored Core: Verdict Day is now available for 360 and PS3. In Verdict Day, players will find the world on the brink of collapse as a handful of factions fight over the remaining natural resources with giant weaponized robots. As a squad commander, they are able to enlist up to 20 members and join one of the factions to battle over territory and resources in a persistent multiplayer mode with friends or AI-controlled Armored Core units. Operator Mode also returns to allow for greater control, with its top-down tactical view offering players the ability to set rally points, mark targets, and receive intel from other soldiers on the field as they take and hold key areas.
Namco Bandai showed off a dozen titles at E3, many from their biggest franchises, and several of which are set to ship shortly. The full line-up features Armored Core: Verdict Day, Dark Souls II, One Piece Pirate Warriors 2, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, Pac-Man CE DX Plus, Pac-Man Museum, Power Rangers Megaforce, Project X Zone, Ridge Racer Driftopia, Tales of Xillia, and Tekken Revolution. Several of the highlights are detailed below.
A special version of Armored Core: Verdict Day for PlayStation 3 is now available for pre-order at clubNamco. The $149.99 premium release will include a copy of the game, the soundtrack, an art book, and a limited edition figurine of an Armored Core unit. Currently in development at series creator FromSoftware, Verdict Day will allow players to form squads of up to 20 combatants and enlist non-playable factions to battle for territory in a massive war that takes place on an off- or online persistent world.
FromSoftware will be returning to the world of giant army-crushing robots this summer with Armored Core: Verdict Day for 360 and PS3. Publisher Namco Bandai announced that players will battle alone or in squads of up to 20 friends for the remaining scraps in a resource-starved, war-torn world. In-game factions can also be hired to lend a hand for solo pilots as they battle for territories controlled by other players in a persistent multiplayer mode.
Armored Core returns with Namco Bandai and From Software’s Armored Core V for the 360 and PS3. The latest entry features 10-player, team-based multiplayer combat, 500-plus parts for mech customization, and a new focus on the importance of terrain. Single player is said to provide a “robust” experience with “a completely new atmosphere.”
Namco Bandai has announced that FromSoftware’s long-running mech series Armored Core will be returning on March 20 with Armored Core V for the 360 and PS3. The latest entry will include “massive online multiplayer battles designed around huge team-based skirmishes on a grand scale, a robust offline mode, and a completely new atmosphere.” Victory will rely on proper use of the terrain as well as the efficient use of unlocks to create the optimal loadouts.