Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is a third-person shooter mecha action game developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco. The game can be played on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. You can buy the standard edition or the deluxe edition.
The version of the game you should buy depends on your preferences and budget:
- Standard Edition: This costs $59.99 (the price can be slightly different if you live outside the US) and only comes with the base game. It is available at multiple online retailers, such as Steam, GoG, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and Walmart. If you pre-order the game at GameStop, you will also receive a key ring as a bonus.
- Deluxe Edition: This one costs $69.99 (the price can be slightly different if you live outside the US) and is exclusive to digital. It comes with an exclusive digital art book and the original soundtrack. The digital art book contains never-before-seen visuals of the game world, and the soundtrack features music composed by Yuka Kitamura, who also worked on Dark Souls III and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. If you are a fan of FromSoftware’s art and music, you might enjoy these extras.
The digital art book and soundtrack do not affect the gameplay of Armored Core 6. They are just for use outside the game, as a way of appreciating the artistic and musical aspects of the game. You can view the digital art book on your device or print it out if you want. You can also listen to the soundtrack on your device or download it to your music library. They are both optional and do not change anything in the game itself.
So, would you pay 10 bucks for the digital art book and soundtrack?
Both editions of the game will also include a pre-order bonus of an early unlock for the Melander C3 G15 Special Customization “Tenderfoot” parts set and emblem, as well as an exclusive AC decal. These items can be used to customize your Armored Core mech in the game.
The pre-order deadline for Armored Core 6 is August 24, 2023 (UTC), which is one day before the game’s release date. However, some retailers may have different cut-off dates for pre-orders, so it is advisable to check with them before placing your order.