Ace Combat Lands On iPhone



Project Aces’ Ace Combat spin-off for the iPhone and iPod touch is out today on the app store. As you’d expect, in Ace Combat Xi (not XI), you maneuver your aircrafts with the iPhone’s tilt-controls. It appears that the environments in the game were designed based on real satellite images provided to Namco by the Japan Space Imaging Corporation.


Although they have haven’t provided any details yet, Namco have already confirmed that they’ll be following up the initial release with DLC. You can watch a trailer here and a hands-on preview here. The game costs $.4.99 in North America and €3.99 in Europe.


Thanks to Chris Taran and Galiane for confirming the U.S. and European prices respectively!

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.