Feb 142011
AC5 5

New screenshots showing what a global conquest map for AC5 is gonna look like. Start fantasizing about your dreams of global domination people. From our expert intelligent tactical Goat, he deduces that it will be a multi-faction war instead of the usual 2-3 factions fighting as in the previous AC games. Mercenaries themselves will have territory, but we’re a bit worried that the lack of an overarching corporation might damage the story, which isn’t much of a loss as AC’s story wasn’t one of its strengths.

Given that one of the participating players will be an operator for the team, controlling some sort of UAV probably for organizing tactics, offering fire support, maybe they can shoot it down too to disrupt coordination among opposing team members. Our knowledge of Japanese is squat, so we don’t really know if this is a tactical map or an in-game mini map of some sort.

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  • Goat

    Someone translate the controls written beneath the map! Might give us a few clues whether this is just some sort of ordinary map or something else.

    I was kinda hoping that this would somehow end up like MW4: Mercenaries. I’d prefer a bunch of major factions fight amongst themselves, with us carrying out their missions while Fromsoftware updates them frequently (I hope it’s not just us that are fighting), with a choice of free-roaming and participating in some sort of clan war. I’ve read a statement about carrying out missions during the release of its first trailer though.

  • http://bluemechaoxide.net/ Mix

    AC5 is looking better and better. I hope this translates to actual fun gameplay.

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

    If this is the case, then voice chat will be more important than ever. That and I hope the game has keyboard and mouse support for operator duties.

  • TAUfanatic

    I think its looking more like chromehounds than armored core
    (and yes, FROM SOFTWARE did make chromehounds so of course they’re bringing in elements from that into armored core)

  • Santa216

    Nothing conclusive on that screenshot, I’m afraid.

    The controls appear to be dedicated purely to map viewing. We’ve got move, rotate, changing size and/or zooming, reverse, fairly standard stuff. There [i]are[/i] enter/cancel buttons, present to the right of the screen, so obviously [i]something[/i] can be done with this map, but what exactly remains a mystery.

    The text to the left is only marginally more interesting, being status updates on various units on the battlefield. Unit 46 is on half AP, some “target” is being hit, and apparently 55 got owned. 21 is also getting some trashing, which is strange considering it looks like it has God Mode going for him, what with 99999 health.

    In unrelated news, if formatting on this site doesn’t work the way I assume it to, I’m gonna be angry.

    • http://ravenrepublic.net NiX

      Thanks for letting us know!

      And yeah, sorry about your formatting not working out. XD