It's been 20 years since the Earth Government and the Corporations battled for supremacy. The majority of humanity lives beneath the surface of the planet, relatively safe from the continuing struggle. A new and mysterious entity has entered the picture, however, snapping up all the available Ravens for intense missions that only their custom-built Armored Core Units can handle.
As a Raven, you know there's always another mission waiting for you - does it really matter who, or what, hires you? For all the new parts and weapons out there for you to earn in battle - we didn't think so. But just the same, keep your back covered, Raven.
• All-New Engine! - The series has never been easier to get into now that every element of gameplay has been redesigned to get into the action as quick as possible!
• 50 All-New Solo Missions! - New "Wingman" Feature allows you to take an A.I. controlled partner on your solo missions!
• All-New Weapons & Upgrades! - Every part, piece, weapon, everything from the radar equipment down to the legs has been completely reinvented!
• All-New Graphics & Tighter Gameplay! - The series has never looked better - and the DUALSHOCK analog controller handles the AC's movements like never before!
• All-New 4-Player Mode! - Now you and three of your friends can pit your custom-designed AC's against each other or in 2-on-2 battles in the Versus Mode!
• All-New Drop Feature! - Weapon pod empty? Jettison it from your AC to move faster! You can even pick up and use weapons dropped by other players in the Arena!