Nocturne - Emblem
General information
Japanese Nameノクターン
Romaji NameNokutān
Affiliation and military information
AffiliationGlobal Cortex
CraftAC Zine
Real world information
AppearancesArmored Core 3
EncounteredInfiltrate Rehito Lab
Armored Core 3 Arena
"We're both Ravens, just do what comes naturally, and don't think about it."
— Nocturne

Nocturne is a Raven appearing in Armored Core 3. His rank is B-5 in the Arena.


Nocturne was a Mirage hired Raven who had been ordered to defend Rehito Laboratory. While carrying out this responsibility, he came to engage The Raven. The Raven had had been contracted by Union to steal the mainframe's data. While Nocturne very much respected The Raven, he lived for the sake of combat. The two fought within the broken down facility and Nocturne was ultimately defeated.


  • Infiltrate Rehito Lab
    • We’re both Ravens...just do what comes naturally. Don’t think about it.
    • Aaargh!(when defeated)

AC ZineEdit

AC Zine

AC Zine

Zine is a middleweight bipedal AC built for close range combat. It is equipped with an overboost core, solid anti missile extensions, two identical triple rocket launchers on the back, a double-barreled shotgun and the MOONLIGHT laser blade. Due to the unit being equipped with OP-INTENSIFY it can fire blade waves.



Nocturne is encountered in the mission Infiltrate Rehito Lab as an enemy most likely hired by Mirage. He is defeated by The Raven who was in the process of escaping with the Mirage mainframe data.

In-Game InformationEdit

He prefers close range combat and is adept with the blade. A favorite tactic makes use of his core's overboost function to gain ground on an opponent, whereupon his fury is unleashed. He is quick to anger, especially if struck by another's blade.


If you cannot beat him in the Arena it is much easier to defeat him in the mission, once he is defeated in the mission you will attain his rank as he will have died and will be removed from the rankings. The mission itself is very difficult and can be quite frustrating. The easiest way to complete it is to equip weapons with a lot of ammo.

Nocturne is a close range AC done right. It immediately closes any distance between you with its powerful OB and pounds you with his shotgun. If you let him get too close, he will use his Moonlight. Since he's insistent on keeping close, punish him with heavy weapons with high stun, leaving him open for a follow-up from your other weapons.



The name Nocturne refers to a musical composition that is inspired by, or evocative of, the night.