Project Aces is bringing Ace Combat back to PSPs with Ace Combat Joint Assault. Expect dogfights over Tokyo, London, San Francisco, and other real-world locations in their upcoming game. Players will have a campaign to tackle with adaptive missions. The strategic AI system changes the flow of the mission depending on the player’s choices.
One of the key features in Ace Combat Joint Assault is a four player, cooperative campaign mode a la Monster Hunter Freedom. Want to shoot your friends out of the sky? Ace Combat Joint Assault also has a versus mode for up to eight players.
Namco Bandai Games Europe announced Ace Combat Joint Assault and has it slated this summer.
Update: Namco Bandai Games America sent a different and more informative press release. Ace Combat Joint Assault has 40+ licensed jets, ad-hoc, and infrastructure (read: online) support. The co-op missions put four PSP pilots into two player teams and on maps with different goals. Mission objectives change depending on how each side completes their goals. The only thing the North American announcement doesn’t give us is a time frame beyond sometime this year.