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Ace Combat 7 Top Gun: Maverick Teaser Trailer Shows the Hornet


Pete “Maverick” Mitchell’s F/A-18E Super Hornet from Top Gun: Maverick will appear in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. After announcing the collaboration DLC in late April 2022, Bandai Namco and Project Aces published a new teaser trailer showing the aircraft with a unique livery on YouTube. The teaser trailer shows the specially designed Super Hornet being placed in Ace Combat 7‘s story cutscenes, such as taking off from a carrier and leading a squadron.

The above trailer only showed Maverick’s new Hornet. But when Project Aces teased more aircraft coming in the same DLC set on Twitter, it also included an F-14A Tomcat containing the names of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell and Nick “Goose” Bradshaw from the original 1986 Top Gun movie. The same Twitter account also shared a new smartphone wallpaper pairing Maverick’s Hornet with an F/A-18F Super Hornet belonging to “Trigger,” the protagonist of Ace Combat 7.

This DLC set will newly add the F/A-18E Super Hornet and F-14A Tomcat to Ace Combat 7. The game’s original roster only included the F/A-18F and F-14D Super Tomcat variants. In November 2021, Project Aces released the Cutting-edge Aircraft Series DLC set that added the improved F/A-18F Super Hornet Block III.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It has surpassed three million units sold as of August 2021. The Top Gun: Maverick aircraft set DLC will appear on May 26, 2022—the day before the movie releases in theaters on May 27, 2022.

Kite Stenbuck
An avid gamer who learned the Japanese language mostly by playing Japanese games. Especially enjoys Dynasty Warriors, Ace Combat, and Gundam a lot.