Armored Core 6: Leaks, screenshots & everything we know so far

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Armored Core 6 appears to be in development following a series of leaks. Here’s everything we know about the possible next game in From Software’s arsenal. 

It would seem that From Software is working on Armored Core 6, after the critically acclaimed Elden Ring. A new leak suggests that the company is returning to mecha-related games, with screenshots spotted as part of a player survey.

The series is a third-person shooter that involves big mechs blasting and bashing each other into oblivion. The series has a very loyal fanbase and a sequel has been requested for some time. It now appears that fans will get their wish.

Here’s everything we know about the game so far.


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Armored Core features a variety of different mechs.

Armored Core 6 leak

The leak came from Resetera user Red Liquorice who claimed that he was sent a survey from FromSoftware which described an upcoming game that sounded a lot like Armored Core.

As well as asking questions about Elden Ring and other projects, the survey referenced a game that was a “sci-fi world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki”, “three-dimensional, dynamic action” and a “high degree of freedom in customization.”

The survey also read, “The game is a third-person shooter mecha action title that lets you move around an overwhelmingly scaled map that represents a unique sci-fi world with dynamic mech action. You will face strong enemies and fierce battles both long and short-range using guns and blades.”

Of course, this sounds exactly like Armored Core, and this survey has got fans excited. Other survey participants soon came forward revealing they had seen screenshots and footage of the game. (See below)

One said, “I was pretty amazed to be watching footage of an upcoming FromSoft game randomly this morning, quite unexpected.” Another commented that the boss fights were reminiscent of Dark Souls, which has always been the case in Armored Core, despite the series being set in a different genre.

Armored Core 6 screenshots

You can see the screenshots of Armored Core 6 below, although they are heavily watermarked as they were only intended to be viewed by those who took part in the survey:

Does Armored Core 6 have a release date?

No, as the game has not yet been formally announced.

It’s probably too early to know when Armored Core 6 will arrive, but FromSoftware is hiring for “several new projects”, as per this tweet.

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Armored Core on next-gen could look incredible.

What platforms will Armored Core 6 be on?

We don’t know yet, but previous games in the series have been released on PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Therefore, we expect to see Armored Core 6 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. We’d also not rule out a PC release.

Gameplay details

Footage of previous games can be seen on YouTube, as the series is pretty well established. However, FromSoftware’s attention has been largely fixed on the Souls series since 2009.

Armored Core 5 was released in 2012, with the spin-off; Verdict Day released in 2013. Since then, Armored Core has been on hiatus.

The franchise tasks players with outfitting their mechs with new equipment, balancing things like thermals and weight to create detailed builds.

We’ll update this guide with more Armored Core 6 information as it arrives, but in the meantime, why not check out our pages for the following upcoming releases:

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