Armoured Core 4 - stunning new screens

Next-gen shots of the mech action shooter for PS3 and Xbox 360

Check these screens out - if the game looks anything like this when it finally launches in spring next year, we'll be impressed.

Armored Core 4 (yes, Armored without the 'u') is the latest in the series of mech-based shooters developed by FromSoftware - the guys responsible for ChromeHounds on Xbox 360.

From the looks of it, the game will let players battle their spectacularly large fighting robots in an icy arctic-like setting, a futuristic city full of skyscrapers, and even over the open sea.

ChromeHounds looked nice, but its slow-moving robots lacked excitement. Hopefully, these jet-powered mechs in AC4 will provide more of a thrill.