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New Ace Combat Title Revealed


Over this past week a new trailer was released by Bandai/Namco and the fine folks at Project Aces for their latest title to bear the Ace Combat brand: Ace Combat: Assault Horizon.

This title is notable because it will be the first time in four years that an Ace Combat title has been on Sony’s flagship console; the last installment, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, having skipped the PS3 and becoming an Xbox 360 exclusive much to the consternation of longtime followers of the series on the PS2-generation titles. Also, according to the footage in the trailer, the title will also feature for the first time in the series full-fledged helicopter combat as a playable aircraft where in previous titles helicopters were merely unfortunate flying targets.

You can see the reveal trailer down below.

Personally, I’m freaking stoked about this. I missed out on the last title due to having purchased a PS3, and I’m waiting for a return to a game whose narrative is driven by characters in as much as it is the high-octane fighter combat that’s been the brand staple for over a decade. Some veteran players might notice the fact that this and Project Aces other latest Ace Combat title, Joint Assault, both have taken the series into real-world locations as opposed to the fictional but photorealistic world setting used in previous games. No word on why this is the case, nor to what advantage for the creative team this is.

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