A new job description from FromSoftware mentions mechs, reigniting Armored Core speculation again.
Yesterday September 26, Tech4Gamers (opens in a new tab) first reported about a new job listing at FromSoftware (opens in a new tab). The new job listing, in which the Elden Ring developer is seeking a character artist, states that applicants would be in charge of mecha designs as well as human creations.
It’s not hard to see how FromSoftware fans immediately began speculating about an Armored Core game. The first Armored Core game was developed by FromSoftware in 1997 and would spawn a number of sequels and spin-offs, although the series never reached the international heights of the Dark Souls series, all developed afterward.
A report first claimed earlier this year in January that FromSoftware was developing a new Armored Core game, and just a few days later, screenshots of the alleged game were leaked online. If FromSoftware really is returning to the mecha series, they’re not doing a good job of keeping it a secret, especially given the new job listing.
This return to the mecha past from FromSoftware isn’t as sudden as you might think. The developer resurrected Metal Wolf Chaos in 2019 with a new remaster, bringing back the old game from 2004 for a new audience on modern systems. For the FromSoftware historians, revisiting the seemingly forgotten game was a treat, but it could also have paved the way for a new adventure in Armored Core.
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