It looks like once again the Xbox Live "Bringing it Home" program has been a success as they key demo from program (Ace Combat 6
) has been downloaded over 500,000 times in the first week of release. Last year the big demo was the E3 demo of Lost Planet
and it also went over very well.
I finally had the chance to play the demo this week and it's not bad. It's a little more "arcadey" than I thought it would be but the graphics are fairly stunning (as long as you don't get too close to the ground). I'm not sure that I'm completely sold on the game but if you like flying shooters you do owe it to yourself to at least check out the demo.
ACE COMBAT 6: FIRES OF LIBERATION’S DEMO WAS THE #1 MOST DOWNLOADED PIECE OF XBOX LIVE CONTENT DURING E3 WITH OVER HALF MILLION DOWNLOADS IN FIRST WEEK
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation’s first action-packed online demo ruled the E3 Skies as the #1 most downloaded demo the week of Microsoft’s “E3: Bringing it Home” Campaign
Santa Clara, Calif., (July 26, 2007) – Leading video games developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. proudly announced today that the highly-anticipated Ace Combat® 6: Fires of Liberation™ online demo debuted as the #1 downloadable demo on Xbox LIVE® during Microsoft’s “E3: Bringing it Home” Experience. With over half a million downloads in its first week, the first playable demo was a high-flying success for the upcoming flight-action game which will launch on October 23, 2007 for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
From its breathtaking graphics to intense and dynamic gameplay, the newest chapter in the beloved Ace Combat franchise made a huge impression at E3 with fans and gaming press alike. After showing off an updated playable to press at the business summit, gaming press shared their excitement for the title with highly positive feedback in their updated previews. Online gaming site, GameSpot.com, had nothing but good things to say about the game, including the bold statement, "This game looks amazing", and 1up.com followed that up with, “Everything is looking very sharp, and visuals really make a difference in a genre reliant on complete immersion."
The game is set to continue to “wow” fans and press everywhere as the Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation Xbox LIVE demo is available now for free to download.
About Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation takes flight action to a new level in gaming on the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Two of the game's essential new features, the Allied Support System and Dynamic Operation System give Ace players a whole new level of control over how the enemy forces are destroyed and the way missions are completed. Also boasting crystal clear graphics, a vast “living battlefield” that will raise the intensity of the game up a notch, and a new massive online multiplayer feature that will allow up to 16 players to show off their ace skills online and around the world, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation will be sure to blow away the competition when it hits store shelves this Holiday season.
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation ships exclusively for the Xbox 360 on October 23, 2007 for an estimated retail price of $59.99. Launching on the same day, the exclusive limited edition Ace Combat® 6 ACE-EDGE™ Flightstick Bundle has an estimated retail price of $149.99.
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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 www.namcobandaigames.com.
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