Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon

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Before there was Dark Souls, FromSoftware was known for a little mech series called Armored Core. And now, we know the next game in the series is called Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon. It was revealed officially during The Game Awards 2022, alongside a CG trailer. While there isn’t much we know about the upcoming game, we do know it’s gearing up to launch sometime soon. But what can we expect from the next entry in the mech series? And when can we play it? Here’s what we know about Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon.

When is the Armored Core VI release window?

During the reveal trailer at The Game Awards, FromSoftware and Bandai Namco Entertainment only confirmed that Armored Core VI will launch in 2023, with no specific date revealed.

Is there an Armored Core VI trailer?

There is a trailer! This was shown during The Game Awards 2022, and while it didn’t offer any gameplay, it did give us a look at the visual style. Be sure to check it out above.

Who is the Armored Core VI developer?

Armored Core is a mech action franchise developed by FromSoftware.Bandai Namco Entertainment

Armored Core VI will be developed by FromSoftware, the team behind Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Elden Ring. This was rumored in 2022 by ResetEra user Red Liquorice, who posted images from a supposed consumer survey held by FromSoftware. The developer later confirmed its involvement at The Game Awards 2022.

FromSoftware actually developed some of the recent games in the series, including 2012’s Armored Core V. The upcoming installment will mark the first entry in the series in a decade.

What are the Armored Core VI rumors?

FromSoftware executive Hidetaka Miyazaki will be involved with the next Armored Core game.Bandai Namco Entertainment

All the information we have comes from the alleged survey from the ResetEra user, but there’s quite a lot to unpack.

For one, the survey describes the game as “a TPS (third-person shooter) mecha action title that lets you move around an overwhelmingly scaled map that represents a unique sci-fi world with dynamic mech action.”

Based on the survey that was shared, the game wasn’t actually named. Though, we doubt a mech game made by FromSoftware could be anything but Armored Core. It’s worth noting that if this is an Armored Core game, it’s unclear if it will actually be a numbered installment, reboot, or something else.

The last entry in the series was 2013’s Armored Core: Verdict Day, which received mixed reviews and failed to make a commercial splash. But given how the gaming landscape has changed since 2013, and how much FromSoftware has grown in the past 10 years, now’s a great time to try to bring the series back to the forefront.

What are the Armored Core VI platforms?

Armored Core VI will launch as a multiplatform title.Bandai Namco Entertainment

Despite launching in 2023, Armored Core VI will come to current and last-generation platforms including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC. It doesn’t appear like it’ll be available for Nintendo Switch.

Armored Core VI launches sometime in 2023.

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