Looks like our suspicions are correct as what was shown in this trailer is what was speculated last time. The trailer begins with Rex Tremendae, the song that introduces Megalith in Ace Combat 04. What follows is quick shots of several jets flying, craters in the cities caused by meteors, and a direct reference to AC04 superweapon, Stonehenge, by name. Speaking of radio chatter, one of the pilots in the beginning mentions to his surprise that meteor fragments are still falling from the skies 20 years after, from what I’m guessing, the Ulysses meteor. Though this takes place in the real world, Iyuli, the location in Russia that is shown in the briefing graphic, is fictional. Same goes for AC6’s flying fortress, Aigaion, which we see more of.
And so after a week of teasing ally radio chatter, the trailer for Ace Combat Infinity has finally released. The trailer is short, and seems to tell us nothing. However there are a few things here and there that some fans may recognize. So watch the trailer above first. Then when you’re done, hit the jump and we’ll take a close look at some of the things that flashed by.
What was once “sky fell, the,” is now a full sentence. “That day our sky fell, the heavens split to create new skies.” In the back of my mind, I’m still thinking, “nah, it’s… probably another game from Project Aces, like Sky Crawlers or something.” But with talk of skies falling and the heavens and it splitting, I can’t help but think that this is definitely a new Ace Combat game.
Here we go again! Two weeks ago, Namco Bandai teased the Ace Combat crowd with an imaged emblazoned with the Project Aces logo. Now, we have a very up-close shot of what appears to be dialogue from this new game, posted on Namco’s own Ace Combat fanpage. While it’s partially shown, we can assume that the first word is “sky.” So, “sky fell, the”. What could this be alluding to?
Over the weekend, the official Ace Combat fan page (which is run by Namco) updated its facebook page with images of what looks to be a new Ace Combat game. Project Aces is the dev team at Namco responsible for the Ace Combat games. The Facebook page’s primary promotion was for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, with the last update related to that game posted on January 31 of this year.
I finally got a chance to play the demo of Ace Combat Assault Horizon on Wednesday. Long story short, regardless of my reservations of how I feel about where the series is going (it’s really just the story that concerns me), I came away satisfied with what I played that day. The demo offered two missions to play: one fighter jet, one helicopter. One played a bit differently from the previous entries, and the other is an all-new experience for the Ace Combat series. After the break, I’ll start with the tried-and-true fighter jet gameplay.