It sounds like weather is going to play a major role in dogfights this time around. "Risky maneuvers like rushing through thunderclouds to wipe out enemy aircrafts or avoid hostile missiles are part of strategic action in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. Players will need to predict and deal with different meteorological events. Lightning strikes or icing may cause system problems and restricted visibility. The game also includes details such as water droplets on the canopy."
As for the story, it's all pretty typical for an Ace Combat game: "Set on the same Usean continent as in Ace Combat 3 and Ace Combat 4, the story revolves around the Second Usean Continental War which takes place in the year 2019. Players will join the Osean Air Defense Force and get involved in conflicts that cannot simply be divided into good against evil. The humanity of the characters and the fight of manned vs unmanned aircrafts on the battlefield are part of the overarching storyline."
We're very much looking forward to this over the top flight sim, and these new snippets aren't making the wait any easier. You can see more on Bandai Namco's website. Are you excited for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown? Carpet bomb the comments section below.