Bandai Namco Europe And Fromsoftware Announce New Action Game Armored Core VI Fires Of Rubicon Coming 2023

Armored Core VI, from the makers of the Dark Souls franchise, was announced at the Game Awards.
Armored Core VI Fire of Rubicon

Armored Core returns with a new game reigniting the third-person shooter mecha game franchise. Armored Core VI Fire of Rubicon is the latest and upcoming release, which is coming next year. This is the first game in nearly ten years, as the last game released from the mecha series was Armored Core: Verdict Day in 2013. The announcement was made during The Game Awards 2022 and will be available on current generation consoles and on PC. 

The first game in the Armored Core series was released in 1997 and was developed by FromSoftware as a third-person shooter mecha video game. There were 15 installments previously released for the game series, with many five main installments released over the years. Spin-offs were also released for Armored Core, with several mobile games that were never released outside of Japan. The games offered highly customizable Mechs known as Armored Cores and featured multi-objective missions along with Multiplayer for Player VS Player combat.  

Armored Core VI Blazes new Trail with Fires OF Rubicon 

Leading video game publisher and developer Bandai Namco Europe and FromSoftware Inc. today announced a new action game, Armored Core VI Fire of Rubicon. Jointly developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. and FromSoftware, Inc., this is the latest title in the Armored Core series, now revived and reimagined as a new action game after ten long years since the last entry in the franchise. 


Armored Core VI Fire of Rubicon will offer a game experience based on the mech game know-how FromSoftware cultivated over 25 years of developing games in the series, but now introducing ground-breaking gameplay found in the developer’s recent action games. The new ARMORED CORE title will combine these elements into thrilling action that only Mechas can provide. The game promises to be a unique entry in the mech action game genre. 

In Armored Core VI Fire of Rubicon, players will be able to move freely through massive three-dimensional environments with rapid maneuverability while experiencing visceral vehicular combat. Signature to FromSoftware’s carefully crafted game design, the game will feature challenging and memorable battles along with a fulfilling progression system and deep gameplay, all of it now powered by assembling mechs and going to combat with massive bosses. Players will recognize the sense of satisfaction and achievement when they overcome a difficult situation and relish the momentary victory and perhaps a boost to their standing before encountering the next challenge. 

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Also released is the Armored Core VI Fire of Rubicon announcement trailer.

It will be so exciting to play this iconic Mecha game after ten years of silence from the franchise. With Mecha combat gameplay, the releases were exciting to experience over the years as many players often obtained them for the PlayStation platform. Considering ten years have passed since the last title, there will be a lot of new features to look forward to, especially if the game has greater options for multiplayer. There has yet to be a set release date, but more information will follow as fans await news in 2023.  

Armored Core VI Fire of Rubicon will be released in 2023, with more announcements expected from Bandai Namco in 2023. The latest game will be released on PS5, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. To find out more regarding the upcoming installment of the Armored Core franchise, check out the official website using the following link

What do you think of the return of the Armored Core Games? Are you excited for Armored Core VI Fire of Rubicon? Which installment was your favorite from previous releases? Let us know on social media, and keep following The Illuminerdi for more Gaming news. 



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Bryn Darby

Long time fan of Tokusatsu fan since Power Rangers was first released in the 90s. Whereas most Superhero fans grew up with DC Comics and Marvel, my childhood was surrounded by releases from Saban Entertainment such as Beetleborgs, along with anime, and other various fads of the generation. Anime is also a great passion with Digimon, That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime, and Demon Slayer being significant favorites. It was the love of both Power Rangers and Digimon that led to the path of becoming a Senior Writer for The Illuminerdi.