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ACE COMBAT® 6: FIRES OF LIBERATION™ FOR XBOX 360™
Next-Generation Debut for Best Selling Flight-Action Series Lands on Store Shelves
Santa Clara, Calif., (October 23, 2007) – Leading video games developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that Ace Combat® 6: Fires of Liberation™ has shipped to North American retailers for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Ace Combat 6 re-ignites the flight-action genre with a hangar full of photorealistic licensed aircraft, all-new gameplay mechanics that deliver an adrenaline-soaked combat experience and four captivating online multiplayer modes.
Thrusting players into massive living battlefields, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation gives players all-new freedom and flexibility in completing each of the game’s 15 single-player missions. Using the new Allied Support and Dynamic Operations Systems, players can call for land, sea and air reinforcements to tackle different objectives across far-flung locales as they take on screaming enemy fighter jets, ground-based anti-air emplacements and hulking naval vessels. Players will be able to purchase real-world aircraft and weaponry as they advance through the game including the F-15E Strike Eagle multipurpose aircraft, F-22A Raptor air superiority fighter and A-10A Thunderbolt “flying tank.”
For the first time in the history of the franchise, Ace Combat 6 lets players engage in massive adversarial and team-based dogfights via Xbox LIVE®. Up to 16 players can fight high above cities, deep within canyons and through the clouds as they take part in fast-paced strategic battles across four unique online game modes. Go for a high score in the winner-take-all Battle Royale Mode, assemble an online team to dominate the skies in Team Battle Mode, take turns protecting and assaulting strategic land, sea and air targets in Siege Battle Mode and team up with up to three wingmen to compete against the computer in Cooperative Mode. Players can track their progress through a series of online leaderboards and also acquire special one of a kind titles by achieving special ranking milestones.
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and carries a suggested retail price of $59.99. The limited edition Ace Combat® 6 Flightstick Bundle includes HORI’s exclusive ACE-EDGE™ flightstick and a custom Ace Combat 6 Xbox 360 faceplate for a suggested retail price of $149.99. For more information about Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, please visit www.acecombatsix.com.