Bandai Namco and Project Aces continue their official lore explanation for the Ace Combat series with Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War. Following the first video for Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies, the series mascot Nugget returns to explain the story summary of the franchise’s second PS2 entry.
Ace Combat 5 was the first title to reveal the complete map of the Strangereal world outside of the Usean continent. The Circum-Pacific War covered multiple continents as a war between two of the world’s largest nations, the Osean Federation and the Union of Yuktobanian Republics. However, the war also had a background where a number of Belkans infiltrated both nations and pitted them against each other to avenge the loss of the Belkan Federation in a previous war.
The Japanese video, which also has English closed captions, explained how the protagonists formed the legendary Razgriz squadron to rescue the pacifist leaders of both nations and unravel the conspiracy, bringing an end to the war.
With the publication of Ace Combat 5‘s lore video, Project Aces has established a schedule based on the games’ chronological release order starting from the PS2-era games. Nugget will cover the lore of Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War in the next episode.
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War originally appeared on the PlayStation 2 in 2004. The game is also available on PlayStation 4 through a time-limited bonus for early purchases of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown on the platform in early 2019.