|Armored Core 5|
Teaser Image for Armored Core 5 on the Official Site
|Publisher(s)||JP From Software
|Platform(s)||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
|Release date(s)||JP 2010
|Genre(s)||Vehicular combat game|
|Rating(s)||CERO: Rating searching
|Media||Blu-ray Disc, DVD-Rom|
Armored Core 5 (アーマード・コア 5 Amudo Koa Go ) is an upcoming 2010 3D mecha-based video game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is the 14th installment and 5th main installment of From Software's Armored Core series and the sequel to Armored Core: For Answer and Armored Core 4.
Japanese site, Dengeki Online, was at an Armored Core tournament that concluded the announcement. A video followed that featured some new mecha designs and flashed up the words “The battle of five”, “A new battle,” “Unprecedented force,” “It is, burn all” and ”Violence”.  on January 14, 2010 the official site revealed that the game would be released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2010.
The game’s Japan release is currently scheduled for sometime in 2010. No publisher for the US release has been announced as of yet. The game is going to be on both PS3 and 360. Japan is getting a preorder bonus with Last Raven Portable that includes an Art Book and some sort of code for use in Armored Core 5.
The Giant Chainsaw Weapon shown in the premiere trailer is part of an entirely new class of weapons called Over Weapons (Though they didn’t say if there will be multiple types).
The February 2010 Famitsu goes into more detail, explaining the differences between the previous next gen releases, and Armored Core 5. A notable difference will be smaller mecha (5 meters tall, as opposed to the 10 meter mecha from the previous releases), which will allow more varied, "three dimensional" stages. A greater emphasis on stealth will be the direct result in the size change, allowing the mecha to maneuver between alleyways, and buildings for cover, and stealth tactics.
Due to the size change of the mecha, levels will be much bigger and more detailed.
Some form of changes are planned for the multiplayer.