Armored Core 5 will be the 14th instalment of the Armored Core franchise, and the third game to hit the Xbox 360. Details have been extremely scarce, but a rare press release from Namco Bandai has revealed a few titbits:
The ARMORED CORE© series is renowned in the mech action genre for its intense one-on-one battles and customization options. ARMORED CORE V is a new entry that revolutionizes the series with more content than the previous games, a completely new atmosphere, and a robust offline mode. In addition, the online mode has been newly designed to focus on huge team-based battles on a global scale. Featuring mechs or “Armored Cores” that are smaller in scale than in previous games, ARMORED CORE V centers more on tactics and effectively utilizing the geography of a level rather than just relying on attacks.However, these precious few details were followed by a deluge of screenshots:
Here's a trailer too (thanks to City Cobra):
Armored Core V is due to be released in early 2012.