Armature Studio  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Armature Studio  RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network New ReCore Trailer Revealed at Gamescom 2016 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:16:39 -0400 Greyson Ditzler

The Xbox One and Microsoft Windows exclusive game ReCore revealed a new trailer at Gamescom earlier this week. You can check it out above.

The trailer briefly showcases several different elements of gameplay present in the game, such as third-person shooting, 3D platforming, travelling by interconnected rails, and stealing cores from the center of active enemy robots and keeping them for yourself.  

ReCore is being co-developed by both Comcept and Aramature studio; and will have Mark Pacini as its director, Joseph Staten as its writer, and Keiji Inafune as its producer.

Mark Pacini was the director of the Metroid Prime series, Joseph Staten is responsible for writing the fifth Halo novel Halo: Contact Harvest, and Keiji Inafune is often credited as the father of the Mega Man series.

The trailer doesn't elaborate any further into the story of the game; so those interested in that particular aspect of the game or the importance of it's setting and characters will just have to wait.

ReCore is expected to release in September of this year in all regions worldwide. 

ReCore: New Details Revealed in Xbox Interview Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:42:49 -0400 Pip Simon

Little is known about what gamers can expect from ReCore since its announcement at E3 last week. As revealed in the trailer, ReCore is set in a post-apocalyptic world and follows the story of a young woman and her robot companion. According to the game's creator, Keiji Inafune, ReCore is still in the early stages of development.

However, In a new Xbox interview, Inafune and Armature Studio's game director, Mark Pacini offer new insight on the characters and the world of ReCore.

The interview reveals that the protagonist of the game is named Jewel and her companion is Mack.

Jewel is in a world with few humans and is all alone. She finds Mack at the beginning of the game and they start a lasting friendship.

“Mack is a part of a faction trying to help you bring back humanity to the planet and there is another faction of robots who don't want that to happen.” - Pacini

In ReCore you will have to navigate through a desert wasteland after a sandstorm hits. Inafune stated that the sandstorm will affect navigation and gameplay. Throughout the game, players will also meet other companions aside from Mack. Players will also encounter a wide variety of enemies as well.

The main theme of the game is Jewel's survival.

Pacini adds, "The relationship between the friendly robots in the game and the enemy robots in the game, they get more volatile and deadlier as you go underground and find these areas. That's where all the good stuff is, and that's what you're trying to explore."

Gamplay and Cores

Much of the gameplay of ReCore revolves around cores, which are a robot's consciousness, and the ability to transfer cores from one robot body to another as seen in the trailer when Mack sacrifices himself to save Jewel.

Pacini also explained that players will be collecting cores from robots, and it is up to the player what they would like to do with it, whether they want to put it in another robot character or use it to upgrade other cores.

According to Inafune, "This is a very epic story full of mystery and adventure. As I said, robots play a very important role in this adventure, and there will be many more robots that will lead to a rich experience. There will also be many other companion robots you can partner with, and each of the different robots will lead to unique adventures."

Certainly we can expect more news on ReCore in the coming months, but what are your thoughts so far? Let us know in the comments.

5 All-New IPs from E3 2015 Everyone Should Know About Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:29:12 -0400 Bryan C. Tan


Arguably the biggest surprise at EA's E3 press conference, Unravel is a physics-based puzzle platformer from Swedish developer Coldwood. The small team of 14 people has created a story not told through words, but through its tiny main character, Yarny.


Yarny is made from a single thread of yarn that slowly unravels as he moves through levels based on lush, natural environments from Northern Scandinavia. The thread can be used to swing across a tree gap, attach to a flying kite, and even row a boat.


Vastly unique from any other EA game, Unravel is about reconnecting the memories of a long lost family, and soon on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, we'll able to tie everything together as the lovable Yarny.

For Honor

After some development material was leaked last month, Ubisoft's newest IP was finally revealed at their E3 press conference as For Honor, an action game apparently in a genre of its own.


Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, For Honor pits The Legions (Knights), The Warborn (Vikings), and The Chosen (Samurai) against each other in all-out medieval warfare. Skill, strategy, and team play are mixed together with visceral melee combat for a fast-paced competitive experience.


Players play as customizable warriors with distinct skills and weapons to capture control points and slaughter enemies using For Honor's innovative control system, the Art of Battle, which allows players to adapt to any fighter with a fast action-reaction technique.


Ubisoft's undertaking of an all-new genre is certainly refreshing, but only time will tell if their innovation is a success when it releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in the near future.


Not to be outdone, Microsoft's E3 press conference had its own robot game up its sleeve: ReCore, an action-adventure game where robotic foes control the planet and robot companions are mankind's only hope at survival. 


Developed by creator Keiji Inafune of Mega-Man and Dead Rising fame alongside the makers of Metroid Prime at Armature Studio, ReCore puts players in the shoes of one of the last remaining humans on the planet, where players progress by forging friendships with and utilizing the unique abilities and powers of a group of charming robot companions. 


In ReCore, robots are on both sides of good and evil, and us humans can use that to our advantage in the Xbox One exclusive as early as Spring 2016.

Horizon: Zero Dawn

First announced at Sony's E3 press conference, Horizon: Zero Dawn is a brand-new third-person action-RPG set in a post-apocalyptic open world. Robot dinosaurs are back to rule the roost on Earth, while mankind has gone back to its tribal roots.


As female protagonist Aloy, players can use stealth, melee, or ranged combat to take down the machines. Players may also craft weapons, ammunition, traps, and tools using natural materials and machine parts.


Beautiful environments present a breathtaking new take on a world where civilization is in ruins. Developer Guerilla Games, creators of Killzone, is on its way to striking gold with its first-ever RPG.


PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn is scheduled for a 2016 release.


Although it was first seen at E3 2014Cuphead had another go at the spotlight at Microsoft's E3 2015 press conference, and it is safe to say it took a lot of it. The popularity of Cuphead has skyrocketed despite its very short appearance in Microsoft's Xbox montage, and understandably so.


Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game with a focus on boss battles. Players can acquire new weapons, gain powers, and discover hidden secrets as they traverse the world in single-player or co-op mode. Fast action shoot 'em up stages with blazing fighter planes are also included.


The two main characters, brothers Cuphead and Mugman, as well as everything else in Cuphead, are hand-drawn and hand-inked using traditional cel animation and watercolor backgrounds by developer Studio MDHR. Add in the original jazz recordings, and we quite literally have a masterpiece on our hands.


Apart from being a complete nostalgic throwback to fond childhood memories, Cuphead is also an intense and challenging action game that will definitely kick ass when it hits Xbox One and Steam in 2016.


It's the end of the week, and another E3 is finally in the books.


Big games such as Dishonored 2Gears of War 4, and Final Fantasy VII Remake were announced at E3 2015, making millions of people drool with all the excitement.


But while these well-established franchises are getting long-anticipated updates, there are those that want something new, fresh, and never-before-seen.


These five all-new IPs managed to fulfill that desire, as they surprised us all at E3, and may be making us more excited than any sequel, prequel, or spin-off.