FromSoftware's latest game, Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon, finally has a confirmed release date of August 25, 2023, and fans are excited. The extended gameplay trailer released by the company showcased some incredible boss fights, which left fans in awe. The game is a soft reboot of the long-running franchise and promises to stay true to the Armored Core formula.
Epic Boss Fights and Varied Designs
The new trailer features the environments of planet Rubicon 3, which are as bleak as the past games' settings. However, the boss battles in the upcoming title seem to be getting even more grandiose, with some of the enemies featured being so big that they barely fit into the frame. The designs of the bosses themselves have also gotten more varied compared to the previous game, as suggested by a fight with a giant mech sandworm that can be glimpsed around the 1:53 mark.
Emphasis on Melee Combat and Diverse Weaponry
In terms of equipment, the new trailer confirms that energy swords, flamethrowers, and grease guns will be part of the package, and players will be able to switch between shoulder-mounted artillery and melee weapons at will. The game will seemingly place a much bigger emphasis on melee combat, which has been prominently featured throughout the new trailer.
Fast-Paced Gameplay and “Stiff Challenge”
Fans of the franchise will be happy to see that the gameplay is just as fast-paced and erratic as the past games in the series. The game promises a “stiff challenge” to the fans, and although it won't play like Dark Souls with mechs, it will still be unforgiving.
FromSoftware's Future Projects
Besides Armored Core 6, FromSoftware also has the previously announced Elden Ring expansion, Shadow of Erdtree, on the way, but it has yet to attach a release date to that piece of DLC. Beyond that, FromSoftware reportedly has an unannounced project in the pipeline, which isn't likely to see the light of day anytime soon.