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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]

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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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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Sep 262007
 
Armored Core 4 Box Cover

Alright, so we can all stop Google Translating the Japanese AC4 site, because Sega (who, for those who still do not know, are now publishing the game – no more Agetec) just released their version.

Have a quick look around there, and notice the Engrish that’s been present since Armored Core 2 is still lingering in the metal-flavored air. Overed Boost? C’mon.

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Sep 262007
 

Finally found one. Guppy vs. Azure Knight (both from ACO).


Holy hell. I’ve never seen a tank that quick.

Some quick points I noticed:

* The grrreat number of AP you get (well, in comparison with the other ACs of this generation anyway).
* Near infinite flight.
* Turning speed is no longer a problem.
* You have the choice of going aggro or defensive at any point in the match.
* Bigger weapon payload, and possibly more ammo to go with it.