Namco Makes Ace Combat for PSP Official
Last week we let you know that Famitsu was reporting that Ace Combat was coming to the PSP. We then followed that up with a boatload of screenshots from the game. Well, Namco has finally decided to make things official, announcing that Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception (Working Title) is indeed in the works for the PSP. No exact release date has been given, but the game is currently scheduled for a Fall release.
“Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception will take full advantage of what the PSP system has to offer with brilliant graphics, intense high-flying portable game play, and for the first time, wireless Multiplayer functionality, all lending itself to a thrilling aerial combat experience, anytime, anywhere,” Yoshi Niki, Namco Bandai Product Group Director said. “We are thrilled to bring to the fans the level of excellence the series is known for on such a high quality portable system.”
Ace Combat X features an all-new storyline set in a new universe apart from the Ace Combat series on the PlayStation 2. The player will take on the role of an ace pilot trying to liberate their home country of Aurelia from its neighbor, Leasath. A country filled with secretive motives veiled behind long-internal conflicts, Leasath, has invaded and taken over Aurelia. Defending the invaded country, the player’s mission will take them to the battle-filled skies in order to take down the enemy and restore freedom and peace to their homeland.
The game will support wireless multiplayer gameplay via PSP's Ad-Hoc feature. Licensed aircraft such as the F-14D and Tornado F3 will be included, and you'll be able to tune your jets with parts unlocked in the game's campaign mode.
4/19/2006 Aaron Thomas