Although the Ace Combat series from Namco is longstanding, Namco Bandai announced a rebirth of their premiere franchise with Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
in development by none other than the Project Aces team. The announcement comes with mention of the upcoming iteration to utilize a currently undisclosed “new technology” that is said to have players experiencing the combat in a wholly new way.
You can expect the game to release for the 360 and PS3 systems in an undetermined time in 2011. You can also expect a slew of new information as the launch year approaches. For now, you can check out their video on the official website
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Aug. 10, 2010) – NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced ACE COMBAT® ASSAULT HORIZON for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Never before has combat been so fast and in-your-face. It’s time to set the sky on fire! Developed by Project Aces, ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON intensifies the franchise, escalating combat to the next level with aircraft that are literally torn apart, spewing oil and debris across the sky.
The Project Aces development team, renowned for their uncompromising-standards and continual dedication to excellence, shatters the mold with breakneck combat and intense destruction. Players will engage in combat across the globe, dodging skyscrapers, and turning their enemies into fiery supersonic debris in both single player and online multiplayer.
ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON features new technology that places players in the heart of the combat like no action game has done before.
“For us, this is a rebirth of our premiere franchise, ACE COMBAT. It’s a chance for us to take the player in a completely new direction,” said Kazutoki Kono, Producer and Executive Director of Project Aces at NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. “I’m confident that we’re creating a new type of intense and visceral action shooting experience with ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON. We’re utilizing all of our collective vision and skills to deliver a phenomenal game. Players will be closer than ever to the combat, experiencing the impact of each shot fired.”
ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is scheduled to release in 2011.
For more information on ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON, please visit www.acecombat-assaulthorizon.com or www.namcobandaigames.com.