Update, December 4, 4.52pm:
The image of Armored Core Verdict Day didn’t actually infer a new entry to the series, after all. Game Spark got in touch with Ogura and he said that he hadn’t realised changing his header image would cause such a fuss. Thanks, Gematsu.
Original story, December 4, 11.21am:
A FromSoftware marketing manager has changed his Twitter header to a picture of a big robot, sparking speculation that the developer may reveal an Armored Core game (via Gamestalk).
There have been fifteen Armored Core games sinces its inception in 1997. In recent times, FromSoftware may have been focusing on its Dark Souls series and released the very, very good Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice this year, but it didn’t forget about the big robot game. In 2017, the developer said cryptically, “we have no intention of ending the Armored Core series in its current state, so I would appreciate it if you can wait a little while longer.” At E3 2019, FromSoftware producer Masanori Takeuchi said the company is happy to consider remasters in the future, if that’s what fans want. “If we hear those kinds of voices, that’s definitely when we sit up and take note,” he explained.
We might not be waiting much longer to hear what’s in store for Armored Core. FromSoftware marketing manager Yasunori Ogura switched his Twitter header image to one of a big mecha. This robot seems to look a lot like the ones from 2013’s Armored Core Verdict Day, which was the latest entry to the established series. Expectedly, fans are in a right state. At the time of writing, we don’t have any other information about what that image means. It could be a hint toward a Armored Core announcement, possibly set for an industry event to be held very soon. It could be that Ogura likes that picture and he wanted to make it his Twitter header.
It’s all to play for. FromSoftware is allegedly working on three individual projects, and one of these is Elden Ring in collaboration with A Game of Thrones author, G R R Martin. Once we know more about a possible new Armored Core title, you’ll be the first to know.