Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Launches Globally on August 25 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam with $229.99 Collector’s and $449.99 Premium Editions

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Bandai Namco has announced that Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is now available to pre-order ahead of its August 25, 2023 release for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Developed by FromSoftware, the studio behind Elden Ring and Dark Souls, Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is a new installment of the mecha shooter franchise that will offer what Bandai Namco has described as mech action, including fast-paced battles, in-depth customization, and thrilling boss fights. The standard version of Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon costs $59.99, while Collector’s ($229.99) and Premium ($449.99) Editions of the game will also be available through the Bandai Namco Store, featuring an exclusive SteelBook, figurine, and other bonuses.

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Premium Edition Contents

  • GARAGE – A garage where you can park your ARMORED CORE, inspired by the one available in the game. Size: 32 cm
  • STEELBOOK – Original art STEELBOOK case
  • PIN BADGES – A set of 4 pin badges featuring in-game emblem patterns
  • STICKERS – A set of 45 stickers to personalize your computer, mobile phone, etc.
  • ARTBOOK – An exclusive 40-page hardcover artbook. Dive deep into the world of ARMORED CORE VI FIRES OF RUBICON with never-before-seen visuals.
  • DIGITAL SOUNDTRACK – Discover the complete ARMORED CORE VI FIRES OF RUBICON original soundtrack

From a Bandai Namco news post:

A mysterious new substance called “Coral” was discovered on the remote planet, Rubicon 3. As an energy source, this substance was expected to dramatically advance humanity’s technological and communications capabilities. Instead, it caused a catastrophe that engulfed the planet and the surrounding stars in flames and storms, forming a Burning Star System.

Almost half a century later, Coral has resurfaced on Rubicon 3, a planet now contaminated and sealed off by the catastrophe. Extra-terrestrial corporations and resistance groups fight over control of the substance. The player infiltrates Rubicon as an independent mercenary and finds themselves in a struggle over the substance with the corporations and other factions.

Featuring highly mobile and highly customizable mechas, ARMORED CORE VI FIRES OF RUBICON will put players in fast-paced battles, where they can make full use of offensive and defensive maneuvers on both land and in the air to overcome foes. To be the most successful and profitable mercenary on Rubicon 3, players must master rapidly changing combat distances, using the environment for protective cover, and omni-directional battles to overcome challenging enemies and situations.

Tsing Mui
News poster at The FPS Review.

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