Tag: Ace Combat
News Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Reaches New Heights with 4 Million Copies Sold
Ace Combat fans rejoice: the latest entry is doing very well indeed. The latest entry in Bandai Namco's jet fighter action series, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, has been a big success. Not only did it receive a very warm reception from both critics and fans, it's the best selling game of the franchise. The publisher will be even...
News Top Gun: Maverick DLC Flies into Ace Combat 7 on 26th May on PS4
Just as the film hits theatres
Fighter jets are about to become cool again, as Tom Cruise takes off in Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to the 36-year-old original. The thing is, the team at Project ACES knows the real truth: fighter jets are cool all the time, and that's why they keep making Ace Combat games. The latest, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown,...
News Ace Combat 7 Squads Up with Top Gun: Maverick for Crossover DLC on PS4
It's because both of them are about planes
One game that flies under the radar, funnily enough, is Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, a great instalment in the series that deserves a bit more love. The dogfighting action game focuses on fragging bogeys while piloting kickass fighter jets, as well as telling a story that's as cheesy as they come. It seems...
News Development Takes Off on a New Ace Combat Game
Bandai Namco and ILCA join forces
Ace Combat is a series that's just been quietly brilliant for years. Like any franchise, it's had its ups and downs, but the core games are largely great. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown on PlayStation 4 was the last entry, and it's a fun, cheesy aerial action game that's well worth your time, especially if you have...
News Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Is Now the Best-Selling Game in the Series
The Ace Combat series is one that remains fairly niche despite having been around for more than two decades. These arcadey fighter jet action games are beloved by fans for their cheesy stories and fun dogfight gameplay, and the latest iteration is no exception. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown released for PlayStation 4 (with some great...
News Bandai Namco Details Three New Planes Coming to Ace Combat 7 via DLC
It feels like Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown got a little lost in the midst of all the other big releases of the last few months, but it's a return to form for the series and well worth checking out. If you've played the game and have conquered its massive unlock tree, Bandai Namco has just unveiled the three extra fighter jets flying...
News Ace Combat 7 Season Pass Content Teased with Obscure Trailer
"Ten million relief plan"
If you asked us what the teaser trailer for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown's season pass would look like, we'd probably say a minute or so of footage showing dogfighting, explosions, and a sprinkling of story hints. What we actually have is the above, a rather unusual video that doesn't really have any of that. Okay, so it...
News There's a Sad Story Behind Ace Combat 7's Beloved 'JPEG Dog'
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown released last week, and like clockwork, it wasn't long before the internet discovered something it could turn into a meme. During one or two cutscenes in Bandai Namco's arcadey flight action game, a dog makes an appearance, but look closely and you'll notice it's simply a 2D photograph embedded into the scene...
News Ace Combat 7 Devs Discuss Bringing the Series Into Virtual Reality with PSVR
Reach for the sky
On the brink of releasing Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown on PS4, Bandai Namco has posted yet another video on the fighter jet action game. The topic this time is the PlayStation VR support included in the new title which, for some, is the real draw. Flying a supersonic plane, shooting bogeys out of the sky, and performing sweet air...
News You'll Rack Up a Lot of Air Miles Getting All the Trophies in Ace Combat 7 on PS4
We're now just a few days away from the release of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown on PS4, and it's about the right time to start thinking about its trophy offering. The list has found its way online, and Bandai Namco seems to have sky high expectations of players. You'll nab almost half of the trophies simply by playing through the...
News Ace Combat 7 Launch Trailer Prepares for Takeoff on PS4
We're now just days away from the release of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown on PS4, and the obligatory launch trailer has arrived to mark the occasion. Bandai Namco has been busy with AC7 trailers recently, posting several new videos on the game in the last couple of weeks. This new one shouldn't surprise, then -- it's full of...
News Ace Combat 7 Multiplayer Shown Off in New Trailer
It's nearly time for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, and it feels like Bandai Namco is putting out a new trailer pretty much every day in the run up to launch. The latest video on the arcadey flight action game focuses on multiplayer. We already know a bit about the game's online offerings, but it's neat to see it in motion too. The online...
News Another Ace Combat 7 PS4 Trailer Focuses on the Action
Fight and flight
Earlier today, we shared the recently uploaded opening cinematic for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, which obviously makes a start on setting up the story for the arcade flight game. Now, another new trailer has appeared, and this time, the focus is squarely on the lightning speed dogfights and explosion heavy action. It's shaping up...
News Ace Combat 7 Opening Movie Has All the Cheesy Dialogue You Could Hope For
Ready for take-off
We've said it before, but Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown not only needs to nail the frenetic arcade dogfighting action, but it also needs to match the unbelievably corny storylines the series is known for. From all that we've seen so far, it's looking promising on all counts. Bandai Namco has just released the opening cutscene for...
News Ace Combat 7 Could Last You Up to 50 Hours on PS4
If you want to find everything
Hey, would you look at that? It's January 2019, and suddenly, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is on the verge of release. In just a couple of weeks or so, the arcade flight combat game will be taking off on PS4 with some PSVR support, and we're pretty excited. One thing we didn't know, however, is that the game sounds like...
News Ace Combat 7 Has a Battle Royale Mode, But It's Not What You Think
Bandai Namco details multiplayer
Publisher Bandai Namco has been steadily releasing new trailers and details regarding its upcoming arcade flight sim, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. Taking flight on PS4 in just over a month's time, we're pretty excited about the return of this lovable series, and it seems the single player story won't be the only way...
News Ace Combat 7's New Trailer Makes It Look Like the Cheesiest Game on PS4
And we love cheese
Part of the appeal of the Ace Combat series is, of course, the arcade dog fighting action, with its slick gameplay and large scale battles. However, the franchise is also known for its over the top stories and some of the cheesiest writing around, which entertains as much as the explosions. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown looks to be...
News New Ace Combat 7 Trailer Homes in on Aircraft Customisation
Looking good, Ace
Bandai Namco appears to be heading in the right direction with Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. It's been looking great in trailers, and we rather liked it when we went hands on at EGX. Everyone is hopeful for a return to form, and while it's looking promising, the developer hasn't been afraid to throw in some more recent features too...
News Fly Through Two Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Missions
To be honest, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is shaping up to be exactly what you’d expect it to be – but that’s a very good thing. These two new gameplay videos – showcasing Missions 6 and 7 respectively – confirm as much, as dodgy dialogue and cheesy music accompanies some good old fashioned arcade dogfighting. We got to play the...
News Ace Combat 7 Collector's Edition Includes a Ludicrously Large Figurine
Strange, but real
Bandai Namco has announced a collector's edition of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown for Europe, and it's a pretty odd package. Called the Strangereal Edition, it's a mostly by-the-numbers jumble of collectable tat, but it's notable for a couple of reasons. As well as a copy of the game, a pin badge, some embroidered patches, and an art...
Hands On Ace Combat 7's Unknown Skies Are Reassuringly Familiar
You can always rely on Ace Combat to bring a dose of melodrama to the war-torn skies of fictional states. Except it’s been four long years since the last instalment in the series – and even that was a shoddy free-to-play version for the PlayStation 3. No, you have to go back as far as 2011 for the last Ace Combat proper: the divisive...
TGS 2018 New Ace Combat 7 Gameplay Brings the Thunder on PS4
We're loving the look of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown here at Push Square Towers. From all that we've seen, the upcoming sequel appears to be a return to the sharp gameplay and cheesy dialogue fans know and love. This is on full display in this new footage, which comes courtesy of DualShockers. In mission 7, the player must destroy...
News Pre-Orders for Ace Combat 7 on PS4 Throw In Ace Combat 5 for Free
Twice as nice
Bandai Namco has substantially sweetened the deal if you pre-order Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown on PS4. The game is looking excellent, as evidenced by the above new trailer, but in case that wasn't quite enough for you, the publisher has announced that pre-ordered copies will also include Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (or Squadron...
News Ace Combat 7 Looks As Intense As You'd Expect with PSVR
Sick buckets sold separately
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will, as promised, sport a full PlayStation VR campaign – and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the series looks like it was made for virtual reality. This brand new trailer debuted during Sony’s LineUp Tour livestream earlier today doesn’t really show anything new, but it’s clear that the...
Gamescom 2018 Fly Away with 11 Minutes of Ace Combat 7 Gameplay
Oh, yes – this is just what the doctor ordered. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown looks every inch the cheesy arcade dogfighter we’ve been waiting all generation for. This 11 minute gameplay demo shows a pretty experienced player laying waste to a series of enemy strongholds, all to the sound of inane babble from characters named ‘Tabloid’...
Gamescom 2018 Ace Combat 7 Flies to PS4, PSVR on 18th January
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will ham up the PlayStation 4 from 18th January, publisher Bandai Namco has finally confirmed. The game, which has been subject to a series of delays, will be accompanied by new Thrustmaster and Hori flightsticks – both of which will deploy in time for the take-off of the long awaited sequel. According to a...
E3 2018 A New Gameplay Trailer for Ace Combat 7 Has Landed
Bandai Namco recently revealed a few screenshots for its upcoming arcade flight sim, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, and that's just been followed up by a brand new gameplay trailer. Check it out above. The dialogue is wonderfully cheesy as we've come to expect from the series, and the game itself is looking great. The weather conditions...
E3 2018 New Ace Combat 7 Screenshots and Details Nosedive into View
Bandai Namco has released a whole bunch of new screenshots from Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, along with some new details about the story and gameplay. 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...
News An Ace Combat PS4 Collection May Be Flying Our Way
Going by a recent job listing, Bandai Namco may have a remastered collection of Ace Combat games in development. The Japanese listing -- as translated by Gematsu -- asks for "someone with deep knowledge of the PS2 titles Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War, and Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War." Yeah, seems...
Gamescom 2017 Ace Combat 7 Brings All of the Melodrama You Can Take
Who doesn’t love a bit of international beef? Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown has it by the bucketload, after the construction of the Osean Federation’s space elevator forces Princess Rosa Cossette D’Elise of the Kingdom of Erusea to incite some kind of response from her people. Cue crazy arcade dogfighting action. In case you missed the...
E3 2017 Take Off with 10 Minutes of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Is this our first, unedited look at Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown? We reckon it is. Hot off the E3 2017 show floor, this gameplay shows off some impressive presentational improvements, including the canopy freezing at high altitude and the volumetric clouds. More importantly, though, the gameplay looks rock solid and the soundtrack is killer.
E3 2017 Ace Combat 7 Looks Dumb in the Best Way
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown looks to be returning to the series’ roots with a ridiculous plot about princesses and pilots – and we can’t wait. Bandai Namco has released the E3 2017 trailer for the anticipated title, which is currently scheduled to release in 2018. And while it’s clearly completely over the top, this has us hyped as...
News Ace Combat 7 Returns to the Skies Until 2018 on PS4
Anticipated arcade dogfighting sequel Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will be staying above cloud cover until 2018, as the title has been delayed. The game was originally scheduled to release later this year, but Bandai Namco’s decided to push the release back in order to “optimise the latest chapter” in the popular saga. Here’s what...
News Ace Combat 7 Scores Skies Unknown Subtitle, Extended Trailer
Ace Combat 7 looks every inch the cheesy dogfighting successor that you've been dreaming of, and now it's bagged an equally camp Skies Unknown subtitle. The game – which will release later this year with PlayStation VR features – was announced at PlayStation Experience a while back, and now has received an extended trailer...
News Ace Combat 7's Looking Top Gun on PlayStation VR
Turn and burn
Judging by the PSX 2016 trailer, Ace Combat 7 is going to be, well, ace – but it's nice to finally get a glimpse at the impending sequel's PlayStation VR mode. Unfortunately, this is separate to the main campaign, and will have its own standalone side-story and missions – but it's looking really good in this six or so minute...
Interview Flying High with Kazutoki Kono and Ace Combat 7 on PS4
The sky's the limit
One of the coolest uses that we've seen for PlayStation VR yet is the experience of Ace Combat 7. The series has always been about high-octane, sky high dogfights, and now it's taken to a whole new level by placing you inside the cockpit for the first time. We recently got to sit down and have a chat with Kazutoki Kono to talk a...
PSX 2016 Ace Combat 7 Takes to The Skies With New Trailer
We haven't heard much about Bamco's sky-high flight series in some time. After being announced at last year's PSX, details were scarce until Ace Combat 7 appeared on the list of playable games at Sony's end-of-year bash. Unfortunately while this trailer confirmed that Ace Combat 7 still exists, we didn't much past that. Barely a minute of...
News Ace Combat 7's Going to Look, Er, Ace on PS4
The power of the cloud
Remember the CG trailer for Ace Combat 7 that was shown at PlayStation Experience 2015? That wasn't CG, soldier – it was rendered in real-time on a PlayStation 4. Phwoar, right? According to new information obtained by Gematsu, the title's using some fancy cloud rendering technology, which means that they're objects floating...
PSX 2015 Ace Combat 7 May Finally Sell You on PlayStation VR
It's also exclusive to PS4
While PlayStation VR is certainly an interesting idea, we've yet to see a game that really sells the concept. Luckily, during today's PlayStation Experience Keynote, Bandai Namco revealed that a new title in the Ace Combat series – Ace Combat 7, to be precise – will be coming exclusively to PlayStation 4, and will
Rumour Ace Combat 7 May Take Off at PlayStation Experience
A virtual reality?
We're rapidly approaching yet another big PlayStation press conference, so the rumour mill has entered overdrive yet again. This tasty little morsel comes courtesy of DualShockers, and pertains to the possibility of an impending Ace Combat 7 announcement. The site cites source code extracted from the latest Ace Combat Infinity...
News Ace Combat: Infinity May Be the Most Intense Free-to-Play Game Yet
Free-to-play may be fraught with peril, but that doesn't mean that there's no fun to be had. Ace Combat: Infinity, the newest entry in the long running flight sim series, sees you taking to the skies on your PlayStation 3 without paying a single cent. In order to give the title a boost, developer Project Aces has released this brand new...
News Rule the Sky in Free PS3 Flight Sim Ace Combat Infinity
Is it a bird, is it a plane?
Namco Bandai’s quest for control of the free-to-play space on the PlayStation 3 will take another step closer to completion today, as the Japanese publisher has launched the open beta for upcoming arcade flight sim Ace Combat Infinity. Available imminently in Europe and North America, the company is looking for your...