ARMORED CORE V now available in North America

Mar 20, 2012

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced ARMORED CORE® V is now available in North America for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. If you couldn’t tell already, we have a review of the game.

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ARMORED CORE V Review

Mar 20, 2012

The Corporation run by a dictator known as “Father” has taken over. The Revolution is mounting attacks to take The City back and pure manpower alone won’t accomplish this task, as big mechanical robots with immense firepower are the key to winning. This is the third Armored Core on current generation of consoles, the fifth main entry in the series, and the fourteenth game overall.

ARMORED CORE V is Approved for Manufacturing and Purchasing on March 20th

Mar 12, 2012

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced ARMORED CORE V has been approved for manufacturing to arrive heavily armed and armored in stores on March 20, 2012 in North America and on March 23, 2012 in Europe for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.

ARMORED CORE V revolutionizes the series with massive online multiplayer battles designed around huge team-based skirmishes on a grand scale, a robust offline mode, and a completely new atmosphere. Featuring ACs or “Armored Cores” that are customized for more strategic gameplay, ARMORED CORE V focuses on tactics and effectively utilizing the geography of a level to maximize the devastating effects of attacks. Players will be able to customize their Armored Core with countless unlockable parts creating their own personal weapons of mass destruction.

“We all know FromSoftware has a great track record of developing quality, highly immersive and addictive games, and ARMORED CORE V will continue that tradition with new layers of strategy,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

Developed by the acclaimed FromSoftware, Inc., the ARMORED CORE franchise is renowned for its intense AC battles and customization, with ARMORED CORE V offering 10-player multiplayer battles and over 500 parts to customize ACs into personalized war machines.

ARMORED CORE V will be available throughout North America on March 20, 2012.  Fans pre-ordering the title from GameStop stores across North America, as well as GameStop.com, will gain exclusive access to the ‘HEAVY ASSAULT PACK’ while supplies last, while fans who pre-order through Amazon.com will get access to the ‘RECON PACK’.  The packs will include additional weapons and parts that will help give players a competitive advantage on day one in the innovative and sophisticated online multiplayer battles of ARMORED CORE V.

For more information on the game, as well as information on additional pre-order promotions, please visit: http://www.namco.com/console/armored-core-5 and http://www.facebook.com/armoredcore.

ARMORED CORE V’s Multiplayer Walkthrough Trailer

Jan 27, 2012

In a future world where the arid lands have been ravaged by war, the resistance will rise up in ARMORED CORE V, the latest title in the renowned mech-action franchise developed by the critically acclaimed studio, FromSoftware, and releasing in on March 20th in North America.

In today’s video, NAMCO BANDAI Games America’s Community Manager ‘FilthieRich’ gives fans a first look at the deep and intricate multiplayer and strategic action that fans will be immersed in when the game launches on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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Armored Core V Release Dates Announced

Jan 13, 2012

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced ARMORED CORE V will be released on March 20, 2012 in North America and on March 23, 2012 in Europe for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.  Developed by the acclaimed FromSoftware, Inc., ARMORED CORE V will bring the most intense and strategic mech battles yet to the veteran series. 

The ARMORED CORE franchise is renowned in the mech action genre for its intense battles and customization options. ARMORED CORE V revolutionizes the series with massive online multiplayer battles designed around huge team-based skirmishes on a grand scale, a robust offline mode, and a completely new atmosphere. Featuring mechs or “Armored Cores” that are customized for more strategic gameplay,ARMORED CORE V focuses on tactics and effectively utilizing the geography of a level to maximize the devastating effects of attacks. Players will be able to customize their Armored Core with countless unlockable parts creating their own personal weapons of mass destruction.

“Gamers have been eagerly anticipating the release of ARMORED CORE V, which will bring strategic mech combat to new heights,” said Eiichi Nakajima, studio head, FromSoftware, Inc.  “With cooperative missions, a persistent online world battling for territories and epic team battles, ARMORED CORE V is the complete action shooter package.”

The all new Operator Mode gives one player a leadership role by being able to supply his Armored Core teammates with enemy positions, movements and details.

“A quick trigger finger and razor-sharp reflexes won’t always turn the tide of battle in ARMORED CORE V,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America.  “The Operator adds a new layer of strategy orchestrating his team of Armored Cores to victory by finding the enemy’s weaknesses.”

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. also confirmed today that ARMORED CORE fans pre-ordering the title from GameStop® stores across North America, as well as GameStop.com, will gain exclusive access to the ‘HEAVY ASSAULT PACK’ while supplies last.  The pack will include additional weapons and parts that will help give players a competitive advantage on day one in the innovative and sophisticated online multiplayer battles of ARMORED CORE V.

ARMORED CORE V – New Screenshots

Dec 15, 2011

In a future world where the arid lands have been ravaged by war, The Resistance will rise up in ARMORED CORE V, the latest title in the renowned mech action franchise releasing in 2012.

To showcase the heavily armed mechs, action and carnage that the franchise is known for, here are some beautiful shots: