A seemingly Souls-like inspired mech game? Sign me up!

[Update]: It took over a decade for us to get here, but Armored Core VI will finally be launching on August 25th, 2023!

In an announcement that might not come as too much of a surprise given that its existence was leaked all the way back in January, Dark Souls and Elden Ring studio FromSoftware are now working on a brand new Armored Core game! The details are still few and far between, but what I can tell you is that Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon will allow you to pilot a mech in full 3D and engage in fast-paced battles with both melee and ranged weaponry.

Throughout your journey you'll also be able to go toe to toe with gigantic bosses, as well as upgrade and customize your mech with new armor pieces and weapons. Unsurprisingly, Armored Core VI will be continuing with FromSoftware's staple 'challenging but fair' design philosophy, so you can expect to see some deviously difficult combat encounters that will likely wipe the floor with you a dozen times over before finally letting you taste that sweet, sweet victory!

No gameplay footage has been released so far, but you can get a bit of an idea of the sort of atmosphere and visual style Armored Core VI is going for through the announcement trailer below. Have a gander:

Similarly, no exact release date has been announced just yet. That said, we thankfully won't have to wait all that long in order to get our hands on Armored Core VI as it'll be launching onto PC, PlayStation and Xbox at some point in 2023!

Once more information becomes available, ideally alongside a proper gameplay preview, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can learn a few more tidbits about Armored Core VI over at the official website.