Armored Core: Verdict Day stomping onto PS3, Xbox 360 this summer

And out of nowhere comes a brand new Armored Core title from FromSoftware and Namco Bandai.

Armored Core: Verdict Day sounds like a more strategic, squad-based take on the franchise and is stomping on towards the PS3 and Xbox 360 some time for this summer.

Armored Core: Verdict Day screens:

Check out the first screens of the game and read on for the details and announcement.

Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that it will be bringing ARMORED CORE: VERDICT DAY to PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft to the Americas during Summer 2013. The world has been thrown into chaos. Important natural resources needed for the survival of competing factions are scavenged and fought across the world with deadly Armored Core mechs. A strong trigger finger, innovative customization and strategic teamwork will be all that stand between survival and complete annihilation.

Renowned Japanese game developer FromSoftware returns to its hardcore mech action franchise with ARMORED CORE: VERDICT DAY. Command a squadron of advanced Armored Core mechs in a dystopian future ravaged by war and stripped of natural resources. Players will form squads of up to 20 members and enlist into one of the various in-game factions to wrestle control of territories away from other players in the game?s persistent multiplayer mode. New gameplay features will be implemented into ARMORED CORE: VERDICT DAY to ensure that players who choose to play alone will be able to recruit a squad of A.I. controlled mechs and enjoy the robust feature sets of co-op and multiplayer modes, while new matchmaking system ensures that players will always find battles at a moment?s notice.

Operator Mode returns to ARMORED CORE: VERDICT DAY with new upgrades, allowing players to tactically command a full squad of Armored Core mechs from a tactical top-down point-of-view. Operators will be able to set rally points, mark targets and receive real-time in-cockpit views from other players and computer-controlled squad mates to achieve real-time strategic command of the battlefield.

ARMORED CORE: VERDICT DAY will allow fans of ARMORED CORE V to carry over their save data to experience brand new content with their customized Armored Core from the previous title. Players will be able to further customize their Armored Core mechs with hundreds of parts ranging from guns, armor pieces, shields and boosters. The new robust customization options will help players synchronize their mech loadouts with teammates to deliver maximum destruction on the battlefield.

?The ARMORED CORE series has continually found itself a deep and dedicated fanbase,? said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. ?ARMORED CORE: VERDICT DAY expands the level of immersion with more advanced customization fine tuning and streamlined multiplayer modes.?

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