Armored Core

Anything and everything Armored Core

May 202009
 
PSP Remakes

As seen from this latest Famitsu magazine scan, Armored Core 3: Silent Line and Armored Core: Last Raven are receiving PSP ports soon as well. The listed release dates mark Silent Line due to release November this year, and Last Raven on March 2010. Two Tenchu games are coming out too, with Wrath of Heaven getting the first release this August, and Fatal Shadows on January next year.

Here’s the official launch page for these games. This was previously a countdown page, as what seems to be the norm for teasers these days.

No word on any changes in gameplay for SL or LR, though there is speculation it will take advantage of the PSP’s ability to connect online and play against other players via the internet as seen from AC3P‘s promo video.

[via Kotaku]

May 092009
 
Noblesse Oblige

When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required. – Luke 12:48

Pilot: R. Leonhardt (AC4), Gerard Gendelin (Armored Core: For Answer)
First Appearance: Armored Core 4

I feel it is appropriate to do a background check on one of the more recent icons to appear in the Armored Core franchise, the Noblesse Oblige, in light of the announcement of its upcoming model kit.

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Apr 282009
 
Armored Core: for Answer

Armored Core: for Answer regulation 1.4 has just been recently released for the PS3 while the Xbox 360 got its release a few weeks ago. Changes include a noticeable difference in quick boost handling of ACs, and various stat changes for AC parts and weapons.

Check out our AC:fA part discussion threads for various regulations in the Theory and Concept section of our forums.

Apr 202009
 
Armored Core 3

From Software, the creators of the Armored Core, recently announced their latest game in the franchise. Armored Core 3, which originally debut on the Playstation 2 back in 2002, is receiving a port to the PSP. Improvements include an increased aspect ratio from the original SDTV 4:3 to the PSP’s 16:9, an improved garage interface reminiscent of Armored Core: Last Raven, and 4-player wireless ad-hoc gameplay. The release date is set for July 30, 2009, according to their official website.

Discuss this in the forums.

Dec 082007
 
Armored Core For Answer

The majority of the Armored Core fanbase is abuzz with the new AC game that From Software has announced. What started out as a mysterious counter on the Armored Core site has now erupted into a full scale information feeding frenzy. Named “Armored Core: for Answer” (as far as I know, anyway), the game deviates from the usual premise of single player missions and eventually online versus by finally putting in what some fans have been clamoring for for a long time: coop missions. In huge, wide open spaces. Against huge, wide bosses/fortresses. With transforming mechs. Online.

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Oct 092007
 

…to fill out a survey. Supposedly it’ll help determine the flavor of future games. This is the first time I’ve ever actually seen them make an effort to make their “listening” visible.

Go here to fill out the form.

Note that the above link is already the Google Translated version. The original version, if for some reason you really want to go to it, is here.

First spotted by Thinimus, I believe. Credits to him. See his thread on RH for more details.

Still reading? Stop. Go on, click the link and do your part. You know you want to.

You get a nice shiny wallpaper for it, so go on!

Sep 272007
 

Sorry J.E., but I’m sticking to being a fan of Mozy. I mean good lord, this guy (or girl) is the master of digitally painting ACs. You said it before: the movement, the depth and the drama is there. Not to mention some good old-fashioned brush techniques.

If you’ve never seen him/her paint, then you’re missing out on a LOT. That’s no understatement. Even if you’re not a hardcore Armored Core fan.

So as an act of public service and overall do-good-ing, here, a sample of the artist’s talent.


Hungry for more? If you want to do the rest of the stuff justice you’ll look at each one and watch how they come to be.

Mozy, if you’re reading this and don’t like being pimped, just shoot me a quick email and I’ll quickly turn this post into happy-land links instead. If you’re not or you do, then the world is a much better place.

Zzz…

Sep 262007
 
Armored Core 3 Back to Back

Ah, childhood. The days when the minds of the young are so easily influenced by their environment. From experience, I’d say that there are two basic types of kids: the ones who stayed at school after class playing sports and the ones who rushed home immediately after to catch their favorite cartoon shows. The former would later join varsity teams while most of the latter (particularly those born in the 80’s) were weaned on shows like Transformers, Robotech, Gundam, Saber Rider, M.A.S.K, Voltron and the like.

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