Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Has No Number Because It’s A Rebirth Of The Series

By Spencer . October 4, 2010 . 2:52pm

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Namco Bandai is looking at Ace Combat: Assault Horizon somewhat like a reboot of the Ace Combat franchise. Impress Watch reports this the game is not a numbered title because the Ace Combat series will be reborn as a new series with Ace Combat: Assault Horizon.

 

Following in the footsteps of Ace Combat: Joint Assault, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon takes place in the real world. The story begins in Africa.

 

The theme of the game is "an agonizing death by blazing wings." Namco Bandai promises plenty of destruction and high-speed dogfights, like the one shown in these screenshots.

 

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  • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

    Reboots and rebirths are awesome in this day and age, no need to keep naming numbered entries for this continuing legacy series.

    Oh and 600comments, baby!!, YAY ME!…

    • Code

      rar, hooray congratulations >w<' Also your avatar has always been win in my books!

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      Man, you are quite the Siliconera-fanatic. I’m so use to seeing your avatar in articles they almost seem incomplete without it. :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/AllenSmithee Samuel Smithee Bateman

    Man, I like my Ace Comby.

    This’ll be rock.

  • NeoTechni

    Uh oh. It begins in Africa. They better not have any black enemy pilots or rights groups will flip out.

    • puchinri

      I thought of RE5 right when I saw that. As long as they don’t do something outlandish like they did or at least own up to it, I don’t think there’ll be a problem.

      I’m wondering what part of Africa though. I almost assume North Africa, and that they’ll use some of the recent problems around that area as premise or something.

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      That statement is quite insensitive.

      While you have every right not to agree with the complaints, those groups you speak of have every right to feel the way they do about a touchy subject.

      • NeoTechni

        And I also have every right to be offended by the way they acted.

        Capcom was not trying to be racist by having RE5 take place in Africa no more than they were having RE4 take place in a spanish location. They wanted a place with lots of sun that wasnt a desert, and RE canon already had an incident in Africa so it was the logical choice. And given Africa has a high population of black people…

        No one complained the african olympic ads ONLY had black cartoon characters. They didnt complain that NBA games have mostly black people. It’s JUST as racist.

        It was also, just a joke.

        • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

          I never said you don’t have a right to be offended. It’s how you voiced your dissenting opinion as a jab.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6ZW7WOPHHL7FBXV3NITCF2433E Greg

            I think he should have thrown a right hook and then a falcon punch.It’s a shame that gaming is still subject to the the whims of groups who are suprisingly uninformed about what they’re so concerned over.The whole Mass Effect scandal was one thing but it’s another when the companies involved bend at the knees to appease these groups (I’m looking at you EA).Oh,as a black guy I didn’t find RE5 racist and I thought the inclusion of Sheva so Capcom could say “look,black people shooting black people so it isn’t racist anymore” was kinda silly.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6ZW7WOPHHL7FBXV3NITCF2433E Greg

    It’s one of the few reboots not handed of to a western developer as such I am positively ecstatic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Cameron/100001055122940 Aaron Cameron

    noooo go bck to the fictional world u created i want more Osea and Yuktobania

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HN7KE57BFNVQ7PVY7EHXGP43YE Martin

      Same here, I’ll be missing the Strangereal World.
      This game should be called Ace Burnout: Fires of Revenge

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      Seriously. Having a fictional world is more escapist makes suspension of disbelief easier. When it’s in the real world, I can’t avoid seeing political commentary and find portrayals of certain countries laughable.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6ZW7WOPHHL7FBXV3NITCF2433E Greg

      You mean the United States and Russia?There isn’t much of a difference.

  • Guest

    Nice. Only played a bit of Ace Combat games. Might as well jump in with a reboot.

    • http://twitter.com/Gunstar_BlueNeo KayJay N.

      Same here, I’m on board with this reboot, now I just need a pair of aviator sunglasses! :)

  • Guest

    Awesome looking forward to it this is my long dream to play a controllable Afterburner type sim/arcade mix

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    Visceral is an overused word, but this game and it’s theme sure look appropriately… yea.

    I never thought of Ace Combat as an in-your-face type of game, but the new floaty chase-cam coupled with super-close-range combat looks like an absolute blast to play. I hope they didn’t neglect the story though; that has always been the high point of Ace Combat for me.

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