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Ace Combat Assault Horizon: the release date

by: Nathaniel -
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Namco Bandai Games has announced today that their upcoming air-combat game, Ace Combat Assault Horizon, will be released on October 11th in North America and October 14 in Europe for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

The newest iteration of the venerable franchise looks to shake things up this round by adding in-air acrobatics, counter-maneuvers, and new destruction effects on building and airplanes. It also features a story written by New York Times' bestselling military author, Jim DeFelice, author of such man-fiction titles as Leopards Kill and Threat Level Black (Co-written by Micheal Scott perhaps? - editor's note: no).  The story revolves around a top gun pilot in an international task force and will take the player to such exotic locales as Dubai and Russia, and will also incorporate new types of aircraft like super-sonic jets (those are new?) and the introduction of attack helicopters, door gunners, and more.

Ace Combat Assault Horizon will also introduce a close-range assault system to make dogfights more exciting.  Hopefully that means they've found a way to change the combat so that EVERY ENEMY ISN'T SHOOTING AT ME WHILE I'M DOGFIGHTING, AND I DON'T HAVE TO BREAK OFF FROM DOGFIGHTING 15 TIMES A SECOND TO SHAKE NEVER ENDING MISSILE LOCKS!!!!!!!!

Also on the "hopefully" front, the new story writer means we air combat fans will never ever again be forced to listen to the phrase "go dance with the angles." 

For more information on Ace Combat Assault Horizon visit it on the web, and on Facebook.

NAMCO BANDAI Games Announces Release Date for
the Rebirth of the Acclaimed ACE COMBAT Franchise

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (May 11, 2011) – NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced that ACE COMBAT® ASSAULT HORIZON™ for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system will be released on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 in North America and in Europe on October 14, 2011. The game invigorates the franchise and brings intense action into the fore, with in-air acrobatics, counter-maneuvers and new destructive effects that show buildings shattering and aircrafts getting shredded to pieces.

Featuring a story written by New York Times’ bestselling military author, Jim DeFelice, writer of Leopards Kill and Threat Level Black, ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON puts players in the shoes of a top gun pilot in an international task force. The engaging war drama will span real-world locations, such as Dubai and Russia, and incorporate new categories of aircrafts, including super-sonic jets and the introduction of the attack helicopter, door gunner and more.

“ACE COMBAT is a beloved franchise and we’re excited to take the series into a whole new direction with more visceral and fast-paced action,” said Kazutoki Kono, Producer and Executive Director at NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. “Players around the world will find an adventure that will keep them glued to the edge of their seat. They’ll feel their adrenaline pumping with every bullet, every explosion and every near-miss escape.”

The ACE COMBAT development team, renowned for their uncompromising-standards and continual dedication to excellence, have reinvented the ACE COMBAT series, and with it, the action shooting genre. ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON introduces a revolutionary close-range assault system that delivers high-speed acrobatics and one-on-one encounters to make dogfights more tense and exciting. 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 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is scheduled to release October 11, 2011 in North America and October 14 in Europe.

For more information on ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON, please visit www.acecombat-assaulthorizon.com or Facebook.com/acecombat. To keep up with news on the game, please visit Twitter @PROJECT_ACES.