If you were worried that Ace Combat: Infinity was going to drop its silly storyline like a nuclear bomb, then breathe a big sigh of relief: the title is still utterly ridiculous. The free-to-play PlayStation 3 exclusive occurs after an asteroid cluster has collided with the Earth, bringing an end to world order.

You play as a mercenary pilot working for the United Nations, and the chaos of the planet is to your benefit. The better you perform during missions, the more you get paid – presumably allowing you to unlock pimped out aircrafts as you progress. According to earlier reports, the title will boast a full single-player campaign, in addition to a co-operative multiplayer mode. It takes flight this year on the PS3.

[via polygon.com]