Screenshots from the rumored Armored Core 6 may have leaked, which is reported to feature a new “sci-fi world” created by Hidetaka Miyazaki. First spotted by VGC and posted by user Red Liquorice on Resetera, who claims that they were part of a survey done by From Software–the studio behind Dark Souls. Armored Core 6 is reported to feature “three-dimensional, dynamic action” and “high degree of freedom in customization” as you move your mech around an “overwhelmingly-scaled” map.
The game’s story will seemingly include governments, corporations, and influential cults duking it out for a strange, mysterious substance known as Melange. This material has the potential to dramatically advance human civilization. According to the survey,“You will face strong enemies and fierce battles both long and short-range using guns and blades.” This survey also mentions the multi-layered maps will emphasize the scale of the mechs that you’ll be piloting.
For the studio behind Armored Core, From Software, this would just be a return to their roots. Although From Software may best be known for games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne, the studio worked on 15 Armored Core games from 1997 until 2013.
Whether or not this leak is the real deal matters not, as From Software is going to have an extremely big 2022. The studio will be releasing Elden Ring, an action-RPG, on February 25th.