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Ace Combat Assaulting the PSP again

Posted by: Sean Colleli at 1/19/2010 7:32 PM
It's been nearly four years since the PSP saw an Ace Combat title but Namco will be bringing the series back to the handheld this year with Ace Combat Joint Assault. This is the first Ace Combat title to happen in the real world as opposed to the fictional countries and locations that have been the series' mainstay. You'll get to fly cutting edge aircraft in the skies above cities like London, Tokyo and San Francisco. There's also local and online multiplayer in the package. It's great to see publishers still supporting the old-style PSP with new core releases, instead of abandoning the platform for easy-to-make casual fare on the PSPGo.


NAMCO BANDAI GAMES AMERICA ANNOUNCES

ACE COMBAT™ JOINT ASSAULT FOR THE PSP® SYSTEM



The Premiere Flight-Action Series Returns to the PSP® system with Breathtaking Visuals, Unparalleled Dogfighting and a Robust Multiplayer Experience



SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Jan. 12, 2010) – Leading video games publisher and developer, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., announced today that ACE COMBAT™ JOINT ASSAULT will be available for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system this year. Pilot more than 40 fully licensed aircraft and control the skies in the latest flight-action game in the Ace Combat series. ACE COMBAT JOINT ASSAULT goes full throttle with intense, fast-paced dogfights, fantastic new visuals, real-world locations and the most robust multiplayer options seen yet from the world’s number one flight-action series.



Developed by Project Aces, ACE COMBAT JOINT ASSAULT blazes onto the PSP system with edge-of-your-seat action as new aircrafts scream across the sky through multiple real-world locations including Tokyo, San Francisco, and London. An advanced enemy A.I. changes the mission flow dynamically based on decisions made within the campaign, forcing players to strategically plan their attack. A sophisticated dogfighting system, increased sense of speed and photorealistic graphics, make ACE COMBAT JOINT ASSAULT one of the most intense experiences ever on a handheld system.



Take to the skies and reign supreme as a top Ace pilot in a variety of ACE COMBAT JOINT ASSAULT’S action-packed adversarial and team-based multiplayer modes via ad hoc or infrastructure. Team up with three friends to take down the forces of evil in campaign mode, featuring the specially designed Joint Assault Mission System. Players break off into two teams and simultaneously complete objectives on two separate maps. Objectives completed on one map will affect battle conditions on the other. ACE COMBAT JOINT ASSAULT also includes intense eight-player adversarial matches across a variety of locations. Strategic planning and a steady aim will be paramount to your victory as advanced aircrafts screech through the sky with only one objective in mind - taking you out of it.



“The Ace Combat series continues to be the premiere flight-action game across multiple consoles,” said Todd Thorson, director of marketing and public relations for NAMCO BANDAI Games. “ACE COMBAT JOINT ASSAULT takes the series in a new and exciting direction with the inclusion of four-player cooperative campaign mode and eight-player adversarial modes.”



For more information on ACE COMBAT JOINT ASSAULT, please visit www.namcobandaigames.com.



About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™ and Tekken® brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log onto http://www.namcobandaigames.com/.