Ace Combat Assault Horizon Limited Edition PlayStation 3
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Released on 14-Oct-2011
Ace Combat Assault Horizon Limited Edition on PS3
Ace Combat Assault Horizon Limited Edition on PS3 Includes:
- Ace Combat: Assault Horizon game in exclusive folded box case
- Ace Combat: Assault Horizon notepad signed by the development team
- Ace Combat: Assault Horizon DVD
- Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Soundtrack CD
- Exclusive Aircraft - F4-E Phantom II
Developed by the Project Aces team, 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. 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. Never before has combat been so fast and in-your-face.
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon on PS3 Features:
- Dramatic realistic storyline – Written by New York Times Best Seller and military author Jim DeFelice, players will experience an engaging war drama spanning real-world locations across the globe
- Steel carnage destruction – Incredible detail and visual reaction for every explosive attack (aircrafts are shredded to pieces, enemy troops annihilated, buildings shattered, machines bleed)
- Entirely new aircrafts to pilot – Experience split-second maneuvering and positioning, pinpoint targeting, hovering attacks and other gameplay diversity through the introduction of the Attack Helicopter, Door Gunner and more
- Revolutionary Close-Range Assault system – Delivering high-speed acrobatics, dizzying one-on-one encounters, satisfying visceral low-altitude and high-flying death from above
- ACE COMBAT online reinvented – Take to the skies and engage hostile forces in a variety of modes
Namco Bandai's acclaimed arcade flight sim Ace Combat: Assault Horizon will finally take flight on the PC, the publisher has confirmed. The game will land in UK shops early next year.
Counting arcade cabinets and mobile games, Assault Horizon is the sixteenth entry in the long running series and marks an attempt to please both hardcore shooter fans as well as newcomers to the franchise. With a globetrotting storyline written by best-selling military author Jim DeFelice, the game has been described as an aerial Call of Duty
The console version, released last year, certainly tickled the critics. "Ace Combat Assault Horizon walks that dangerous line many modern franchises are attempting these days: make an old formula more accessible and streamlined without alienating the hardcore fans" said Games Radar's 90% review. Games Master UK gave it 87%, hailing the blend of "gritty realism with an accessible arcade feel". Games TM offered an 8/10 score, praising the "undeniable thrill" that the focus on close quarters dogfighting offered. "A triumphant mix of masculinity and pastiche," read the review, "An excitable exercise in action gaming that moves the genre forward into exciting new territory."
And now, finally, PC players will be able to see what the fuss was about. Ready the landing strip.
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon jets into stores
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon has flown its way into UK stores this week, courtesy of publisher Namco Bandai.
Featuring a story written by New York Times bestselling military author Jim DeFelice, Assault Horizon casts players as a top gun pilot in an international task force, embarking on high-flying missions above Russia, Dubai, Washington DC and other locales.
A wide variety of supersonic jets and attack helicopters are available to control, with a new physics engine allowing aircraft to be shredded as they come under attack.
Developer Project Aces has packed the game with a wide variety of solo, cooperative and online multiplayer modes and is now working on downloadable content that will bring even more high-tech flying machines to the experience.
Kazutoki Kono, producer at Project Aces, said: "This was a chance for us to take the franchise in a completely new direction and that is exactly what we have accomplished."
The game is also available in a limited edition version, including a collector's notepad, soundtrack CD and more.
A blood-hungry lot, us gamers like our FPSs spray-painted in the red stuff. But how do you introduce that red mist to the humble flight sim? Ace Combat: Assault Horizon for the Xbox 360 and PS3 reckons it has the answer machines that bleed, that's right, bleed...
Taking out an enemy fighter splatters its 'blood' (aka oil) all over your POV just like an FPS. Framing this "blood"-letting is a hard-boiled "insurgents armed with a super-duper weapon" narrative that sees you pulling Gs across oodles of danger zones from Africa to Miami. So all very Modern Warfare-in-the-sky then...
You get to fly in some serious military hardware as you hop from continent to continent from a door gunner (think 'copter-mounted bullet spitter; hapless AK47-wielding enemies on the ground') through to a stealth bomber (think 'cool bit from Modern Warfare where you quietly rain down death-from-above on troops thousands of feet below you'), and more.
Making up the main meat of the game though are the fighter plane sections. You can expect the usual hellfire and panicked radio chatter as you zip across the skies and between skyscrapers, trying to direct a missile up a tango's back passage. What lifts the dogfighting out of the norm though is the surprisingly visceral Close-Range Assault system. This lets you get right up to the tailpipes of the enemy's plane and then try and unleash all manner of destruction on their bogey bottoms, as they twist and turn frantically, mere inches from your face.
With full online play too, AC:AH offers a frenetic mix of sim and arcade action. And considering that this is the 12th game in the series, staying so fresh after 16 years is one hell of a (bloody) achievement.
The demo will show gamers the ropes of how to control their high-tech aircraft and introduce them to Markov, the game's villain, as well as the visceral aerial combat that makes up the game.
Once this stage is complete, players can move on to a helicopter mission, in which they will be part of a rescue operation conducted by an elite Delta Force unit.
The full version of Ace Combat: Assault Horizon will be released next month and will feature a blend of dramatic single-player levels and high-octane multiplayer combat.
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