Mar 192010

Here’s a collection of scanned images from the AC Chronicle Artworks included in the JPN edition of Armored Core Last Raven Portable released earlier this month. The artbook contains stills and scenes from various Armored Core intros, as well as the concept designs for Armored Core 5, and an interview with series director Toshifumi Nabeshima. Hit the jump for the gallery. Continue reading »

Mar 062010

From released some concept art for the upcoming Armored Core 5 inside the AC Chronicle Art Works booklet that came with Last Raven Portable, which gives us a glimpse of what AC designs and what parts to expect in the upcoming game. From the looks of things, the designs seem a little more bulky and gritty compared to Armored Core 4 and For Answer. More pictures after the jump: Continue reading »

Feb 042010
Armored Core 5 2010

Down below is the newly released Armored Core 5 trailer similar to the one shown at the end of Armored Core Championship Tournament Season 2. Much of the details obscured by the video quality of the previous version have now been reviled. Even with the full view, we still have no idea what that new spinning, burning screw-saw is really supposed to be aside from being an obvious over-sized melee weapon. Enjoy the new vid after the jump: Continue reading »

Jan 142010
Armored Core 5 2010

As with the opening of Armored Core 5’s website, 1up has translated the Famitsu interview with long-time series producer Toshifumi Nabeshima and gives us a glimpse of what to expect with the next Armored Core game. The following are selected quotes from the interview which should give us a glimpse of Armored Core 5’s direction:

“I felt that with the previous game, Armored Core: For Answer, we had gone as far as we could with the ‘speed’ concept,” Nabeshima said. “Being able to present a new kind of mech hero in For Answer was a rewarding experience, but if we kept on pursuing speed, then the gameplay would start to falter in spots — most players simply wouldn’t be able to keep up with mach-5 combat. So this time we want to retain the core aspects of what makes the series interesting — and that includes speed — and also present some new concepts that diverge from the past.”

The rest of the interview after the jump: Continue reading »