Namco Bandai has released another deluge of screenshots for their upcoming mech action game Armored Core V
. The latest instalment of the franchise sees a newly designed online mode that focuses on huge team-based battles, as well as a "robust" offline mode. The mechs will be smaller in scale than previous games, meaning that gameplay will centre on tactics and the geography of the level, rather than the attacks themselves.
The game has now been confirmed for an October 2011 release in Japan. However, before the game's release, From Software are planning to hold a closed beta for the game. The developer will be looking for names to join the beta shortly, but a start date has yet to be confirmed.Armored Core V
is due to be released in early 2012 for Europe and North America.