The Coolest Mecha In Japanese Video Games

Besides mecha anime, video games also feature some of the most awesomely-designed armoured fighting vehicles. Japanese games—mostly shooters—tend to dominate this field (sorry MechWarrior), so narrowing down our selection to Japenese mecha was an obvious decision from the beginning. » 2/27/13 7:30am 2/27/13 7:30am

Armored Core V Has Reviewers Scratching Their Massive Metal Heads

I've been staring at this chart for hours, and I just can't make sense of it. Isn't Armored Core V about giant robots shooting at each other? » 3/21/12 8:00pm 3/21/12 8:00pm

It really takes some doing to make a game where you're a flying 25-foot-tall robot with rockets for feet and mini-guns for arms dull like sipping asparagus soup. So…

Building a Better Mech in Armored Core V

You can never have too many giant killer riding robots. Thanks to Armored Core V's customization options, you'll soon be able to put that ancient wisdom to the test. » 3/08/12 9:00pm 3/08/12 9:00pm

See How Armored Core V’s Multiplayer Will Change Mech Multiplayer in…

With Dark Souls already out in the world, dev studio From Software's moving from magic to science with the upcoming Armored Core V. This video runs through the basics of multiplayer and shows off the new Operator role in action. It looks like there's going to some tower defense elements in coming to ACV, when it… » 1/27/12 10:40am 1/27/12 10:40am

Japanese Mecha Game Invites Crazy Controller Holding

The Armored Core games, from Dark Souls's developer From Software, give players the experience of controlling a giant mecha. As you can imagine, giant mechas are complex machines and, thus, so are Armored Core's controls. » 1/23/12 7:30am 1/23/12 7:30am

Armored Core V Gets a Release Date

From Software's upcoming Mech-buster Armored Core V has a release date—it'll be landing in stores on March 20th for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Apparently, it's not really the fifth title in the series, it's the fourteenth. Fancy that. Check out a trailer for the game here. » 1/12/12 6:15pm 1/12/12 6:15pm

From Dark Souls to Gundam Unicorn

From Software, the studio behind Armored Core and Dark Souls, is currently working on a Gundam Unicorn game. It is a PS3 exclusive, and it will be out next spring. More info in the link. [Mecha Damashii] » 11/10/11 7:40am 11/10/11 7:40am

Do You Like Mecha Figures? Like Z.O.E. and Gundam?

Sure you do! At the recent All Japan Plamodel Hobby Show held outside Tokyo, a whole bunch of figures were on display. There were the standard bishoujo ("beautiful girl") statues, along with mecha and robot figures. Let's focus on those. » 10/19/11 8:00am 10/19/11 8:00am

2011's Most Eagerly Awaited Mecha Game Is Now 2012's

Armored Core V, the latest mecha title from Demon's Souls studio From Software, looks fantastic. Fans can't wait to play it, but they're going to have to. The game's release date is no longer October 20. » 8/01/11 4:00am 8/01/11 4:00am

Dark Souls Might Be Dark, But It Looks Fantastic

For all the bitching and moaning about Japanese games being creatively bankrupt, lame, or simply crappy-looking, there's this, Dark Souls. » 6/13/11 7:30am 6/13/11 7:30am

A New Look At The Dark And Lovely Armored Core V

Do you like your giant mech games dark, grainy and gorgeously lit? Then you may want to eyeball these new screens of FromSoftware's Armored Core V, the next entry in the long-running and prolific series of mech-versus-mech games. » 4/11/11 6:30pm 4/11/11 6:30pm

We Got Armored Core V Screens Incoming!

The team behind the Armored Core series is giving fans another dose of massive mech-on-mech action next year. Armored Core V from FromSoftware mixes things up with new "atmosphere" and online action "newly designed to focus on huge team-based battles on a global scale." » 2/02/11 4:30pm 2/02/11 4:30pm

Armored Core Figure Continues A Long Tradition Of Pointy Machines

Even if you don't like the Armored Core series as a series, you have to admit, those giant mechs look pretty cool. And toys based on those giant mechs are pretty great, too. » 9/07/10 5:30am 9/07/10 5:30am

From Software PSP Announcement Baffles

As we predicted, but not as From Software planned, the countdown clock that launched last week gets its reveal in this week's Famitsu — on newsstands this Friday, leaked on the internet right now. » 5/20/09 7:30am 5/20/09 7:30am

From Software Joins The Teaser Website Club

Best known for giant robot Armored Core and stealth Tenchu games, Japanese developer is following the heard of developers launching teaser sites that announce and announcement. » 5/15/09 8:00am 5/15/09 8:00am