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Armored Core 3 Portable 05

Long time AC fan Naitoh, who has been an excellent source of information on the Japanese Armored Core scene, has recently uploaded videos of “Matsuri 2″, a Japanese Armored Core 3 tournament held back in January of 2003, on his YouTube account. Sadly, we have no further information regarding the tournament such as its rules and part restrictions. Beyond that, the only information we can confirm for sure is the slight lag with the 2nd player because of the i.Link connection, as mentioned by Naitoh himself, a given problem in the AC3 and SL editions of AC.

However, it’ll be interesting to see how Armored Core’s playstyle has evolved given the 7-year gap between AC3 and AC3P, and the revamped controls on the on the PSP.

Naitoh‘s Matsuri 2 tournament playlist HERE.

The championship was won by Imori, a long time AC player with a history of winning various tournaments in various AC games. The final match can be seen below.



Discuss the videos here.

  • http://ravenrepublic.net/ Grim

    I like the fact that there’s a resurgence of love for the older games among the Japanese. Or maybe they never lost it, we just lost sight of it.

  • http://ravenrepublic.net/ Grim

    I like the fact that there’s a resurgence of love for the older games among the Japanese. Or maybe they never lost it, we just lost sight of it.

  • http://ravenrepublic.net NiX

    Carefully watch Imori’s view in several matches. He does this slash-into-change-weapon-into-ECM-rocket combo. It’s obvious that he studied the timing for it. It’s crazy.

  • NiX

    Carefully watch Imori’s view in several matches. He does this slash-into-change-weapon-into-ECM-rocket combo. It’s obvious that he studied the timing for it. It’s crazy.

  • http://www.ravenrepublic.net Lord Leperman

    I know, he’s one crazy guy. His aiming, weapons switching, and timing are just beyond what I imagine people can do. Heck, he aims better than anyone I know. I mean, did you all see those manual aimed shots beyond lock range? They were still hitting! D:

    A bit cocky too dropping all ranged weapons and finishing one match with a blade strike.

  • Lord_Leperman

    I know, he’s one crazy guy. His aiming, weapons switching, and timing are just beyond what I imagine people can do. Heck, he aims better than anyone I know. I mean, did you all see those manual aimed shots beyond lock range? They were still hitting! D:

    A bit cocky too dropping all ranged weapons and finishing one match with a blade strike.