Sep 212010
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Nine-Ball Seraph is indeed present in the From Software developed mecha mash-up called Another Century’s Episode: R. The iconic Armored Core villain, this time controlled by pilot Winter, appears as the second to the last boss of the game. And after the 11th playthrough, Nine-Ball becomes a player selectable mech.

The gameplay video of Nine-Ball in action, as pointed out be commenter Shance, shows that this AC redefines broken beyond even the original. This new version sports energy machine guns on its arms, twin laser blades that fire wave blades, multi-launch vertical missiles, exceed orbits/orbit cannons, stealth camouflage, a gigantic death laser from its chest, AND its classic jet transformation. Oh, and it’s also one of the fastest, most maneuverable mechs in the game.

Another thing that Armored Core fans will surely notice and appreciate is the use of old school Armored Core sound effects and even a remix of the classic Nine-Ball theme for the BGM. It seems that From Software made no effort to hide its favoritism. See for yourself in the video below.

  • Mix

    Favoritism at its finest!

  • Anthony Palafox

    Hahaha, eleven playthroughs? That’s gonna need a whole shipload of time to be invested.

  • Goat

    Just wondering; has anyone seen this being sold in our country already?

    • Seraquiem

      Do you mean the U.S.? In any case, this game is not going to be localized overseas (from Japan).
      If you want it you have buy the only version available. From then on its a guess and check on the menu structure and controller layout.

  • Jeshua Morbus

    Nineball piloted by Winter… someone here has heard about a little ice fairy named “Cirno”?