It’s hard to believe that Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon is poised to be one of the biggest games of the year. That’s because we’ve lived through and reported on several Armored Core launches in the past, and never has the niche mech combat property attracted attention quite like this. It makes sense, of course: FromSoftware’s stock has been steadily on the rise with Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, and utterly exploded with the mainstream success of Elden Ring.
Bandai Namco believes the developer’s enormous popularity will have an impact on sales of its newest game, and while it’s still being realistic with expectations – it doesn’t anticipate another Elden Ring-level success – it does believe this will comfortably be the best-selling title in the series. Looking purely at engagement with the release here on Push Square, it’s hard to disagree.