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6:30 PM on 07.12.2013

Armored Core: Verdict Day trailer all about explosions

This trailer for the upcoming Armored Core: Verdict Day is all over the place, as it gives you a taste of the game's narrative, thematic elements, and a ton of gameplay to boot. The core focus is faction warfare, tying into ...

Chris Carter


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11:30 AM on 06.12.2013

Armored Core: Verdict Day isn't looking that hot

I'm coming at Armored Core: Verdict Day from an outsider perspective. Those of you that enjoyed V? You'll like this one, I'm sure. It's a lot like V, as a lot of the features you got out of that game pretty much carries over ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:00 AM on 04.12.2013

A grim trailer for Armored Core: Verdict Day

Although the name may suggest otherwise, Armored Core: Verdict Day is a full installment, not some continuation of AC V. As we heard earlier from Keith, developer From Software is emphasizing a three-faction war that will be...

Jordan Devore



Remember Chromehounds? Here's Armored Core: Verdict Day photo
Remember Chromehounds? Here's Armored Core: Verdict Day
by Keith Swiader

Back in early 2006 there was not much going for the Xbox 360 in regards to engrossing online play. There was Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, which was great, but that was it.

That is, however, until the release of From Software's Chromehounds that summer, an online-focused mech shooter that featured a three-faction real-time war with an insane amount of customization. It was not a runaway success, sure, but I was still upset that a sequel was never produced.

Fortunately, that has changed, sort of, with Armored Core: Verdict Day, a seemingly spiritual successor to that 2006 title, and I knew it from the instant I saw it.

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1:00 PM on 02.22.2013

Armored Core: Verdict Day announced for 360 and PS3

[Update: Namco Bandai has just announced the game will see a US release. More official screens have been added to the gallery.] Although Armored Core V didn't deliver the goods for a lot of people, I still have hope for the f...

Chris Carter

7:00 PM on 03.12.2012

Armored Core V pre-order bonuses listed

According to Namco Bandai, Armored Core V went gold this week, just in time for its release which happens to be next week. While Japan has had access to this new installment for some time, North America is only now getting it...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 03.09.2012

This Armored Core V customization walkthrough is tasty

I... f*ck. It's Armored Core V, guys. I remember buying my PS1 way back when, opening the packed-in demo disk (the one with Croc: Legend of the Gobbos, Parappa the Rapper, and I.Q), and falling in love with Armored...

Liam Fisher

3:30 PM on 01.12.2012

Amored Core V set for a March release

Namco Bandai and From Software have settled on a release date for Armored Core V. In the United States, the big day is March 20; in Europe, the game hits shelves on March 23. As someone who has always valued developers' effor...

Jordan Devore



TGS: Armored Core V impressions photo
TGS: Armored Core V impressions
by Allistair Pinsof

Armored Core isn’t a series I’ve ever played or considered investing in for more than a couple hours. Right now, you are most likely cursing my name or thinking, “Yeah, me too, dude.”

Although I appreciate the customization and depth the series offers mech fans, the steep learning curve of the controls and menus always provided a barrier I never dared to pass. Now, From Software (Dark Souls) are meeting me on my own mentally-feeble level by simplifying the game without doing away with its signature speed, difficulty and depth. It’s just the right amount of twitch, strategy and polish to give the series a successful reboot.

[By the way, this is the fifth reboot in the Armored Core franchise; it is NOT the fifth sequel. In fact, it's the 14th entry in the series. Confusing, I know.]

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4:15 PM on 08.17.2011

Mechs gone wild in this Armored Core V trailer

Although I have very little prior experience with the Armored Core series (true story: I played one of the demos once), I've reached a time in my life when my need to kill mechs with other mechs must be satiated. Perhaps Arm...

Jordan Devore

6:20 PM on 06.08.2011

E3: A new trailer for Armored Core V

Armored Core V has a fancy CG trailer that doesn't show you any gameplay (boo!), but does show you a lot of good looking mech action (yay!). And because the last two Armored Core games were not exactly great -- nor were they terrible for that matter -- this trailer is probably the best looking thing about the game until we find out that it's actually really, really good this time around.

Maurice Tan





9:30 PM on 05.11.2011

All these Armored Core V screens are blurry

Okay, we get it Namco Bandai. Armored Core V is going to be full of fast-paced action. Did you really need to send out so many blurry pictures of the game though? People want to see how good it's looking. The people at home c...

Hamza CTZ Aziz