Much has been made about Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon’s mech-based gameplay, but a new trailer shines a light on its narrative. To the surprise of no one, though, this new look still packs in plenty of cinematic action.
Despite the “VI” in the title, Fire of Rubicon serves as a reboot. The game unfolds on planet Rubicon in which its most sought-after resource, Coral, was the cause of a disaster that engulfed the planet in flames. Decades later, the now-contaminated planet has been condemned, but the rediscovery of Coral has attracted various factions, sparking a new war on the destroyed world. Players control mercenary C4-621 or “Raven” for short, who is thrown into this epic struggle pitting megacorporations, military forces, and other groups against each other. Based on the trailer’s somber tone, it won’t be pretty.
Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon launches on August 25 for PlayStation/Xbox consoles and PC. You can learn more by checking out our recent cover story.
Source: Game Informer Armored Core VI Fires Of Rubicon Gets A Grim New Story Trailer