This past week, a Famitsu magazine report revealed Armored Core: Verdict Day, slated for release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation in Japan this September. Namco Bandai confirmed this morning that the game will be released in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and Australasia as well.
Armored Core: Verdict Day takes place in a dystopian future, where the world is in chaos and competing factions are fighting over important natural resources with Armored Core mechs. In the game’s multiplayer mode, you’ll have to form squads of up to 20 members and enlist into one of the various in-game factions to fight over control of territory in the game’s multiplayer mode.
Namco Bandai say that Armored Core: Verdict Day will have new features that also make the game fun to play by yourself. While going solo, you’ll be able to recruit a squad of AI-controlled mechs. For multiplayer, a new matchmaking system has been included as well.
Armored Core V’s Operator Mode returns in Armored Core: Verdict Day as well, and lets you command a squad in real-time by issuing information to other pilots through setting rally points and marking targets. The mode has been expanded to let you command a squad of computer controlled mechs.
If you already own Armored Core V, you’ll be able to carry save data over from that game to play the new content in Verdict Day using your old Armored Core mech. The new game also includes new guns, armour pieces, shields and boosters.
Armored Core: Verdict Day is slated for EMEA and Australasian release this autumn. Namco Bandai haven’t announced a U.S. release yet.
Note: Screenshot from Armored Core V.