Ring of Elden and Dark Souls developer FromSoftware has announced a reboot of its robot series armored core at The Game Awards 2022 on Thursday. The first trailer revealed that she will be called AReinforced Core 6: Fires of the Rubicon and it’s coming in 2023 to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam.
Before FromSoftware made a name for itself with Dark Souls, which spawned a genre, and the massive success Ring of Elden which followed, he was known for creating the third-person mech/shooter series Armored Core. The series has already seen several releases in a year; FromSoftware hasn’t released an Armored Core game since 2013, when Armored Core: Verdict Day hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
The news of a possible Armored Core sequel leaked ahead of today’s announcement, last January by a member of the ResetEra forum. The user said they saw footage and an early gameplay video of an unannounced sequel as part of a consumer survey. The leak went into detail and revealed details about Armored Core’s story and settings.
Hidetaka Miyazaki, President of FromSoftware confirmed in a 2017 interview with IGN that the developer was working on a new Armored Core game alongside two other titles, but we hadn’t heard much about the project since then.