The deluxe edition of FromSoftware's best action game of 2023 is on sale for less than $36

The legendary developer FromSoftware Inc. has created a wealth of tough but satisfying videogames over the past few decades, beloved for their superb art direction and brutal difficulty. One such title is Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon, the long-awaited 6th entry in FromSoftware's Armored Core series that went on to become one of the best games of 2023.

This game fetches a high MSRP at most online retailers, but CDKeys is offering a special deal for the Deluxe Edition of Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon at a reduced MSRP from $74.89 to $35.59.

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Deluxe Edition (PC via Steam) | was $74.89 now $35.59 at CDKeys

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Deluxe Edition (PC via Steam) | was $74.89 now $35.59 at CDKeys

FromSoftware Inc. has brought back its Armored Core series to challenge the skills of a generation of games with Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon. The Deluxe Edition includes the base game, a digital artbook, and an original soundtrack

Also see: Xbox version $55.89 at CDKeys

Perfect for: Fans of action games with insanely high difficulty, in-depth character-build customization, and giant mechas. 

Avoid if: You're not a fan of giant robots or if you prefer easier, casual-friendly games that won't cause you to stress out quickly.

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If you dig giant mecha games, you'll love Armored Core VI

FromSoftware Inc. is primarily known for creating dark fantasy action-RPGs like Dark Souls and Elden Ring. However, it is also famous for creating Armored Core, a relatively underground series of action games where players were contracted to pilot mecha and fight in dark, grim wars in order to survive.

The series went on hiatus in 2012 after the release of Armored Core V until a decade later when FromSoftware revived the franchise with its latest entry, Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon, to the rejoicing of fans and newcomers.

This game features a stellar, mission-based single-player campaign with plenty of side-missions and an intriguing war story packed with shocking twists and compelling characters. It also contains a fast-paced combat system that emphasizes aerial mobility and in-depth character-build customization that encourages experimentation to create multiple load-outs for your mecha using all kinds of weapons, armor, and components obtained throughout the game.

And you're going to need all the upgrades you can get as Armored Core VI features a gallery of tough-as-nails bosses that are terrifying to behold and will destroy you in the blink of an eye if you're unprepared. By mastering your mecha's energy management, weapon systems, and aerial capabilities, and coming in prepared with the right character-build, you will be able to overcome the odds and experience immense levels of satisfaction for your efforts.

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is usually sold at a high MSRP at most online retailers. However, CDKeys is selling the PC version (via Steam) of Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Deluxe Edition at a massive 52% discount, reducing the MSRP from $74.89 to $35.59. Through this deal, you will be able to acquire Armored Core VI, a digital artbook containing concept art for the game, and the game's original soundtrack in one package while saving yourself $39.27 in the process. 

So, if you are a fan of FromSoftware's Armored Core series or action games involving giant mechas, then don't pass up on this 52% discount deal for one of the best PC games and best Xbox games, as it won't last forever.

If you wish to learn more about what makes Armored Core VI so much fun in greater detail, check out our review Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon, done by our own Brendan Lowry.

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