The "V" In Armored Core V Could Stand For "Over 500 Parts" Or "Online Victory"

By Spencer . February 7, 2011 . 3:01am

ac08 Armored Core V, producer Toshifumi Nabeshima explained while presenting his title, has over 500 parts for players to use.


From Software also revamped online play by having players fight over virtual territory. Everyone (unless you disconnect your console) is linked to an online server where the territory wars continue. Using this system, other players can create missions for their team to complete. While you’re attacking you’ll also have to defend acquired land with traps such as cannons and bombs. Armored Core V is designed so players will have to communicate with others and share their successes as well as failures. As long as there is a community of people that play Armored Core V, the game will have life, Nabeshima mused.


Armored Core V still has a single player story mode, although Nabeshima didn’t elaborate on it much. Namco Bandai will release Armored Core V in North America and Europe early next year.

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  • Exkaiser

    Online fights over virtual territory? I like the sound of that.

    I also like the sound of “over 500 parts.”

  • Anyone Remember Chromehounds? If this is kind of like that it would be fun. Except chromehounds was really tactical because you had classes such as commander and artillery dude.

    • Everytime I seem more on Armored Core 5 I can’t help but feel more and more like it is the natural evolution of Chromehounds. I dumped so many hours in Chromehounds that it’s not even funny. I miss it.

      But this game looks to take it and evolve it to where it should go. I guess the concept of catching something similar to a COMBAS is out of the question though as you have operators.

      From the trailer you can potentially see classes. But if one will rise to be the only class played (Chicken Walkers, Double-Doubles, etc.) is yet to be seen.

  • Phew, still such a long wait~~

    The 500 parts sound nice though, but I do hope they are more useful and give much more variety than in AC:FA, where most of the parts were totally useless.

    Can’t say much about the online play, but if it is like I think it is, it sure sounds damn cool.

  • WyattEpp

    More parts is fine…but how about more gameplay? For Answer had so much potential for DLC, but we never got any.

  • PrinceHeir

    this is gonna be fun :)

    more mech games FTW :P

  • HarryHodd

    Hopefully single player is worth it.

  • 5parrowhawk

    I was going to post “no heatseeker stacks please”. (referring to the eponymous game-breaking hound design)

    Then I thought about it a bit…

    Wouldn’t it be funny if you could buy NPC-controlled heatseeker stacks to defend your territory?

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