Time has long since passed since humans came out of the underground shelters. The Organization of Controlling Corporations (OCC), which was founded in order to begin reconstructing society, quickly loses its power as stability returns to the land. But the intention of the OCC is anything but benign. Realizing the power that could be had in controlling the planetary resources, the OCC quickly launches into action a plan that will erupt in civil war and completely destabilize society for their own evil gain.
The fourth installment of the Armored Core series on PlayStation 2, AC Nexus will come included with two disks: one disk titled "past" with former mission remakes et al, and one titled "future" with all new content. The game will be the first online based Armored Core game in the States.
The gameplay is very much similar to the earlier AC games. Move around freely in every dimension fathomable, boost 5000 feet in the air, up and down hills; in what is now the most versatile Mech Game ever. With a near unlimited selection of parts, include half a dozen leg types, which all add up to a very good experience. Every part you equip figures out to change the way your mech fights, maneuvers and handles.
- Dynamic Action - Considerable refinement of the game's engine makes Armored Core: Nexus the most realistic title in the series yet. The player's sense of participation has been improved by providing a wider diversity of destructible objects, accentuating variations in speed, enhancing combat-related details, and including a more robust suite of sound effects.
- Open-Ended Assembly - AC unit customization, a core element of all the games in the series, has also been addressed. Players now have access to over 400 different parts that can be used to construct literally millions of different AC designs. Weapons and parts have been completely redesigned from the previous titles and new part types have been added, thereby allowing longtime users to build completely new AC designs.
- Mission Environments - Just as with its predecessors, Armored Core: Nexus offers players complete freedom of movement in a fully 3D polygon space. New to the series is Nexus' "active mission" feature, which takes into consideration a player's in-mission actions in order to determine how they advance through the game. This allows the player to become more immersed in the adventure and derive a better sense of cause and effect.
- Multiplayer Options - Quite possibly the series' most popular feature, head-to-head multi-play is included with the title and enables up to four players to compete against one another using either i.LINK or for the first time ever LAN.