Ace Combat: Assault Horizon confirmed for PC

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 is out now for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The PC version is due in early 2013.

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Release Date: 28/11/2012