It has been long-rumoured that FromSoftware is creating a brand new Armored Core recreation. Now, a ResetErathread from the weekend created by one Purple Liquorice exhibits a snippet of textual content reportedly contained inside a client survey round a brand new instalment within the mecha shooter collection. It exhibits that Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki is on the helm, with the sport providing “a large and three-dimensional map” with “an array of difficult enemies and thoroughly crafted conditions which can be price taking over repeatedly.”
Based on Liquorice, the “boss battle appeared fairly Soulsy,” writing in a follow-up post how “the participant character in a white mech went in near the larger robotic boss and fought with like an power or laser sword, this appeared Souls-style.” By their very own admission, Purple Liquorice has by no means performed an Armored Core recreation however stated how “the vastness of the structure” additionally reminded them of Darkish Souls.
Screenshots of the upcoming Armored Core recreation from the buyer survey by FromSoftware.Supply: https://t.co/rn0fLxrjJQ pic.twitter.com/rAKWGwS0PtJanuary 10, 2022
“The survey listed a alternative of titles for the sport, so I assume that hasn’t been selected but,” they continued. “Most of them have been Armored Core: [Something], together with simply ‘Armored Core’ and each AC:6, AC:VI, and different subtitles I am unable to bear in mind. Among the selections did not embrace AC within the identify in any respect.”
The thread has now been up to date with screenshots, although they have been partially obscured in an try to cover info figuring out Liquorice. Most of them are nonetheless pretty straightforward to parse—mechs flying and capturing by snowy landscapes, a couple of threatening-looking enemy mechs and loads of bullets and explosions. Based on the leaker, the survey additionally had two gameplay movies that have been roughly 30 seconds every, one exhibiting off a boss battle and one other exhibiting some extra gameplay across the aforementioned snowy space. I’ve requested for additional affirmation of the screenshots and movies and can replace if I hear again.
To the reduction of some Armored Core followers, the screenshots make it look nearer to the traditional fashion relatively than one which leans closely into Soulslike territory, which has change into FromSoftware’s bread and butter. Although the screenshots have everybody fairly overrated at this level, it is nonetheless price taking issues with a pinch of salt. With Elden Ring nonetheless over a month away, there is a good likelihood we can’t be getting any official bulletins for some time.