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Feb 162012
 

It appears that Namco Bandai’s promotion of the English release of Armored Core V has gone into full swing with the debut of the official English website, http://armoredcore-v.com/, and the trailer above.

Longtime fans of the series however aren’t too pleased with the marketing direction, specifically the music choice for this campaign. But it’s understandable that they’re trying to lure in a new generation of players.

Let’s just wait and see how this is all received when the English version comes out on March 20, 2012.

Jan 272012
 

In case you haven’t heard: Armored Core V has been out in Japan since yesterday.

I don’t have a link right now, but I’ve read that it’s been reviewed very favorably by Japanese gaming magazines Famitsu (34/40) and Dengeki Playstation (85/100). But more importantly it’s been received even more enthusiastically by the fans.

After playing the demo, I’d say it does live up to the 2-year hype. If you’re not yet convinced, you ought to watch the video above featuring 5-on-5 online multiplayer action from the full game.

For those eager enough to jump straight into the Japanese version, you can check out some of the guides generously prepared by our friends at ACU.

Head over to the forums for more up-to-date Armored Core V news and discussion.

UPDATE:

And here’s a preview of the English release coming out on March 20, 2012.

Oct 212011
 
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The official Armored Core V site has been updated with a new single player section as well as our regular dose of new screenshots, which you’ll also find on the Armored Core FB page.

In other news, Mecha Damashii, through 4Gamer, reports that TypeD No.5, the lovable big red mech we’ve all seen in the promotions, is but one of many special bosses for teams to tackle in Armored Core V’s extra missions. Sorry about the comma abuse.

And to top this post off, I’ll throw in a month-old gameplay video, presumably from TGS 2011, that we’ve yet to feature:

Sep 292011
 
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Blades and giant robots always seem to go hand in hand (despite the probable impracticality), and Armored Core V is no exception in the hyperbolic treatment of this fan-favorite cliché.

Niji of ACU, who was fortunate enough to be included in the closed beta test, reports that the basic blade in ACV nearly one-shots most ACs and that the range and sweep is just as devastating. Continue reading »

Sep 272011
 

An explosive amount of color, love and friendship in this ACV video. As if Armored Core existed in the world of ponies, friendship, love, and tolerance. The magical barf before your eyes will definitely show the true colors of war that only Armored Core 5 can deliver.

AC fans, why do you do that?

Thanks NiX for showing what love and friendship in the battlefield can do.