New Armored Core 6 gameplay footage has crawled out, and it’s shaping up to be pretty good. Here’s a breakdown of all the features showcased in the gameplay presentation and some raw commentary-free gameplay footage.
Check out the commentary-free Armored Core 6 gameplay right here:
Previews for Armored Core 6 also went live today, with writers praising the game’s sense of verticality. The variety allows players to have different playstyles for each mission, depending on your loadout. Players can either fly to an objective or walk towards it on foot. Moreover, players can scan the enemies in advance or just go blindly, guns blazing.
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Apart from the mech’s verticality, there’s also a massive amount of variety when it comes to locations. There are vast, open-level designs alongside small interiors. Locations include both natural land and man-made places but are rather grey. Thankfully, due to the phenomenal lighting work by FromSoftware, those locations are brought to life and look not so dull.
A short look at the game’s comprehensive customization mechanics is also shown. There are slots for multiple weapons, and the ability to swap out limbs or change your mechs color. Customization holds great importance in Armored Core 6, as players are given the option to make changes to their mech as soon as they die before respawning.
Combat in Armored Core 6 doesn’t fail to impress either. It is much faster than a souls-like, with players being able to dash or activate thrusters and cover a greater distance quickly. You can unleash your rockets and then melee (which is powerful and satisfying) your enemies with a powerful laser sword.
The gameplay footage ends with a boss. The boss wields all kinds of weapons you can think of and is rather fast on his feet. It is important to learn the attack patterns and approach the boss tactically, like FromSoftware’s souls-like titles.
Make sure to take your mech for a spin when Armored Core: Fires of Rubicon launches on August 25 for Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC.