From Software Is Reportedly Working On a New Armored Core, First Screenshots Leaked
From Software has been rumored to be working on a brand new Armored Core game. This rumor comes from a survey that was allegedly leaked online.
While most of the modern gaming audience might remember From Software from their work on the Souls series, they have worked on quite a number of IPs in the past from Technu to Armored Core.
There has been a rumor suggesting that they might be working on bringing the franchise back. This rumor has been essentially confirmed through a recent survey that was shared to Resetera forums by a user. This includes details on the game and a set of screenshots.
The screenshots are heavily watermarked and while they might not be of the best quality, they do show a mech combat game in action.
The description provided in the survey suggests that Hidetaka Miyazaki is involved in this project to some capacity. Here’s a description of it taken from the survey.
Melange, an unknown substance that could dramatically advance human society. In the past, this substance caused a cosmic catastrophe on planet Bashtar that engulfed the surrounding star systems, and eventually its very existence was lost. Decades later, the Melange reaction was confirmed again on planet Bashtar. In search of the unknown substance that should have been lost, various speculations begin to swirl. Various parties are getting involved; The government, corporations, cultists, and unknown mercenaries… The protagonist is one of them.
The game is a TPS (third person shooter) mecha action title that lets you move around an overwhelmingly scaled map that represents a unique sci-fi world with dynamic mech action. You will face strong enemies and fierce battles both long and short range using guns and blades.
There are other details too including one heading that mentions that this sci-fi world is created by Hidetaka Miyazaki and customization.
Based on the survey and screenshots, this does look like a legitimate leak so far, but there hasn’t been any official announcement regarding this project. This could be due to Elden Ring being a priority right now for From Software, but perhaps an announcement is due once the game is out later in February.