It seems like people really dig the demo for Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
as Namco Bandai announced that the demo has been downloaded 1 million times off of Xbox Live. That's pretty impressive for a demo but the real test is next week when the game comes out and we'll find out how many people actually plunk down money for the game.
ACE COMBAT® 6: FIRES OF LIBERATION™ DEMO SOARS PAST ONE MILLION DOWNLOADS ON XBOX LIVE®
Mission Accomplished: Newest Installment in Leading Flight-Action Series Passes
Xbox Live Marketplace Milestone
Santa Clara, Calif., (October 17, 2007) – Leading video games developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., announced today that the downloadable demo for Ace Combat® 6: Fires of Liberation™ has surpassed one million downloads worldwide on the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network. Exclusively for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Ace Combat 6 propels the flight-action genre into the stratosphere with standard-setting graphics, a full selection of online multiplayer modes and new gameplay features that provide players with more ways to rule the skies than ever before.
“We are proud that gamers have responded so positively to the demo for Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, and urge anyone who has not yet tried this groundbreaking flight action experience to download it from Xbox LIVE Marketplace,” said Makoto Iwai, Executive Vice President and COO at NAMCO BANDAI GAMES America Inc. “The demo provides a brief glimpse at the game’s incredible flight action gameplay, and we hope gamers will continue to dominate the skies when Ace Combat 6 ships to stores nationwide on October 23.”
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation introduces massive “living battlefields” that players must manage to turn the tide of a war that is tearing the country of Emmeria apart. With the new Dynamic Operations System, players can battle across multiple fronts and tackle different objectives as they strategically engage enemies in the land, sea and air. Players can now unleash their full military might upon the opposition with the new Allied Support System, calling in for reinforcements to assist in battle. Across the game’s single player campaign, players will be able to purchase and upgrade a hangar full of licensed aircraft, choosing from the world’s most advanced and fearsome fighter jets to accomplish air-to-air and ground support missions. A first for the series, Ace Combat 6 introduces online dogfights via Xbox Live, letting up to 16 players earn their wings in competitive or cooperative game types.
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation ships exclusively for the Xbox 360 on October 23, 2007 for a suggested retail price of $59.99. Launching on the same day, the limited edition Ace Combat 6 ACE-EDGE™ Flightstick Bundle carries a retail price of $149.99.