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Armored Core 5
There are a few good things that come out of Japan, one of which is Giant Robots. You don't really need to list the other ones, but... yeah.
Armored Core 5 is shaping up quite nicely, and the gameplay restructuring looks promising in comparison to the last two iterations. Namco-bandai will be distributing the game in the NTSC and PAL regions in the first quarter of 2012. I'll probably be one of the only people on this forum buying the game, seeing as it is a niche market game. I am convinced that this focus on the smaller size of the ACs and more detailed environments will prove to be far more interesting than the past two lackluster games.
The online multiplayer will be a persistent-style game, involving 6 major factions vying for control of the world. Chromehounds had 3 major factions, and AC5's online model is going to be based off of the Chromehounds system, most likely. It is also likely that this thread will get buried alongside all the other niche market game threads.