FromSoftware has released the first gameplay footage of Armored Core VI. It is the first game in the series since 2013 and the first FromSoftware game that is not Soulslike, VR game or handheld game.
The footage was released to journalists as part of the Summer Games Fest. Those wrote previews based on them, which can be read and seen at Engadget, Easy Allies and Polygon, for example. YouTube channel Ratatoskr says it managed to find the unadulterated gameplay footage without commentary “on a Japanese site” and has posted it on its video platform.
It can be seen that the game revolves around a mixture of ranged and melee combat. A lock-on system helps to point those firearms in the right direction during the fast-paced action. In addition, mobility plays a big role and also depends on the weight of the composite robot; heavier units can jump and fly less, which also limits options for exploration and alternate paths, but offers more striking power. Also featured is a boss battle.
FromSoftware breaks relatively new ground with game
If you look at FromSoftware’s body of work on Wikipedia, for example, you will see that the studio has made almost only so-called Soulslikes in recent years. Those are games like Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls and Elden Ring. Since 2014, starting with Dark Souls II, that has been the only kind of game FromSoftware makes, with the exception of a Monster Hunter game for the Nintendo 3DS and PSVR game Déraciné. The other eight titles are all Soulslikes. Now, then, it is working on Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon, which is coming out for those major platforms that many of those Soulslikes also came out for: the PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series, and for Windows.
Two trailers of the game were also released earlier. The game is due out on Aug. 25 this year, so interested players won’t have long to wait.