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ACE COMBAT® ASSAULT HORIZON PREPARES TO TEAR THE HEAVENS APART
NAMCO BANDAI Games Presents Explosive Combat Like You’ve Never Seen Before
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Aug. 10, 2010) – NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced ACE COMBAT® ASSAULT HORIZON for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Never before has combat been so fast and in-your-face. It’s time to set the sky on fire! Developed by Project Aces, 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.
The Project Aces development team, renowned for their uncompromising-standards and continual dedication to excellence, shatters the mold with breakneck combat and intense destruction. 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 features new technology that places players in the heart of the combat like no action game has done before.
“For us, this is a rebirth of our premiere franchise, ACE COMBAT. It’s a chance for us to take the player in a completely new direction,” said Kazutoki Kono, Producer and Executive Director of Project Aces at NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. “I’m confident that we’re creating a new type of intense and visceral action shooting experience with ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON. We’re utilizing all of our collective vision and skills to deliver a phenomenal game. Players will be closer than ever to the combat, experiencing the impact of each shot fired.”
ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is scheduled to release in 2011.
PLATFORM: Xbox 360 / PS3
GENRE: Action Shooting
DEVELOPER: NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
PLAYERS: 1 (Offline) / TBD (Online)
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.
- 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