Fans of the Armored Core franchise have been waiting for a new game for over six years, but today a new model has been made available for pre-order.
Kotobukya revealed a new plastic model kit portraying the Rayleonard 03-AALIYAH Supplice, and you can find it on AmiAmi for 6,180 yen, which translates into approximately $57.
The scale is 1/72, which is actually a bit unusual for mecha model kits, being a lot more common for aircraft models. It stands approximately 180 mm tall.
The release window is June 2020.
Included in the kit is the following:
- Main item (Plastic model set)
- Rifle “051ANNR (for right arm)”
- Rifle “051ANNR (for left arm)”
- Rifle “04-MARVE”
- Plasma Rifle “SAMSARA”
- Laser Blade “02-DRAGONSLAYER”
- Grenade Cannon “OGOTO”
- Flare “051ANAM”
- “SALAF CORE-OPC01”
- The connecting part for attaching the Stabilizer (Core) is included.
- Emblem decals
Armored Core 4 was released in 2006 for PS3 and Xbox 360. The last title of the series is Armored Core: Verdict Day, released in 2013. Since then, it has been dormant.
Before you go take a look in the gallery below here’s an anecdote: back in 2016, I asked Hidetaka Miyazaki himself whether a new Armored Core could be coming. He clearly responded that it was in the works, even if FromSoftware denied it the day after. I certainly heard what I heard, and I wasn’t the only one since it was a group round-table interview with several journalists present, but we haven’t heard anything about it since.
Ultimately, we can only wait and see.