This actually brings back memories. One of the very first PS2 offerings was an Armored Core title and although this new effort isn't for the PS4, it's announced at the same time Sony revealed their new console. …sorry, just reminiscing a little.

Anyway, Namco Bandai has announced the oddly named Armored Core: Verdict Day , which is slated to launch for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this fall.

In development at From Software, Verdict Day finds humanity at war over increasingly valuable natural resources. The game also features a "persistent multiplayer mode" comprised of territories where each faction battles for control. Each faction is made up of a number of squads, and up to 20 players can play together at the same time. If you play offline, AI will be involved, of course. There's also Operator Mode, which is a tactical top-down option where you are essentially the battle general. You'll mark targets and set rally points in real-time, too.

Lastly, this new title checks for any Armored Core 5 save data, so you can transfer your custom mech if you still have one.

Related Game(s): Armored Core: Verdict Day

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Gripheenix
Gripheenix
8 years ago

I've been following this game since they announced it a couple days ago. Been playing ACV since launch, and even moved onto the Japanese version, after the North American side died down.

I can honestly say that I am incredibly excited for Verdict Day. I know that the Japanese release is September 26, and I'm hoping that the NA release isn't too far off from that, especially since they've got screenshots up already from the NA version of the game.

The only thing I'm skeptical about is that Bamco publishing it again, and they really didn't treat the North American side of ACV too nicely, as it's still a patch or two behind the Japanese side, and has none of the badass little add-on packs that Japan got. Not to mention that the NA servers are in terrible shape, and haven't seem to have been maintained in a couple months.

ryu
ryu
8 years ago

if only this was on PS4… and shoot missles like they do in macross, oh my

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Armored what now?

fatelementality
fatelementality
8 years ago

I pray that you're not being serious right now. For me, the series died when the fourth official sequel was released. Horrible game. Never played For Answer. Anyone recommend for a fan of the old ones?

KingRed
KingRed
8 years ago

I miss the old Armored core titles. I think I'm going to need to keep an eye out for this one.