Rubicon’s Blaze Offers ‘Demanding Test’ in Armored Core 6

The upcoming Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon from FromSoftware will not be a Soulslike game; however, it will retain the studio’s signature high difficulty level. Given the overwhelming success FromSoftware has experienced with the Dark Souls series and Elden Ring, one might assume they would remain in the same genre, but Armored Core 6 will be a completely different game from what the studio has recently released.

At The Game Awards 2022, Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon was shown with a cinematic trailer, giving viewers a taste of the game’s themes and setting. While the specifics of this title have been scarce, producer Yasunori Ogura has recently shared some more details on the upcoming mech action game.

At the Taipei Game Show, Ogura declared that Armored Core 6 will be a difficult game, by FromSoftware’s other titles. Unlike Dark Souls or Elden Ring, where players may level up to make it simpler, Armored Core 6 is all about customizing mechs to gain an advantage over adversaries.

Ogura also spoke about Hidetaka Miyazaki’s role in Armored Core 6. Many people wanted him to be the director for this installment, however, he is not in that position – even though he has contributed to the game’s map design, combat, and other fundamental parts. Miyazaki was the ‘Initial Game Director’ of Armored Core 6 before the task was given to Masaru Yamamura.

The launch of Armored Core 6 is scheduled for later in the year, meaning that more details about the game should come out shortly. Some FromSoftware lovers may be curious about what Miyazaki is up to now that Yamamura is in charge of Armored Core 6 development. But, what Miyazaki is working on at the moment remains a secret. He did, however, suggest in his Game of the Year acceptance speech at The Game Awards that there may be Elden Ring DLC coming.

Good news for FromSoftware fans: Armored Core 6 is coming! With it comes a brand new story, so no prior knowledge of the franchise is needed to enjoy the game. This means that even before we know what Miyazaki is up to next, we can still look forward to the release of Armored Core 6 later this year.

Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon is being crafted for platforms such as PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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