Ace Combat 6 confirmed for Xbox 360

Namco Bandai to set Fires of Liberation loose on Microsoft's system worldwide later this year; game will introduce online play to series.

Rumors surfaced last week that Namco Bandai Games was embracing the Xbox 360 in a big way with versions of Katamari Damacy, Ace Combat, and Warhammer: Mark of Chaos for the console. The publisher partially confirmed those rumors today, as it announced it will bring Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation to Microsoft's console later this year.

Fires of Liberation will incorporate an "allied support system" whereby players can issue commands to friendly land, sea, and air forces to coordinate attacks. Furthermore, it will mark the first time an Ace Combat has featured online multiplayer action, with deathmatch, team deathmatch, and co-op modes to complement global online leaderboards.

This is the first time the series will appear on a non-Sony console, although a version was made for Nintendo's portable Game Boy Advance. In conjunction with the announcement, a pair of themes and a picture pack for Fires of Liberation were released on the Xbox Live Marketplace today.

Namco Bandai is planning a worldwide launch for Fires of Liberation later this year but has specified that the European release date has not yet been determined.

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Timstuff
Timstuff

Well, looks like as fate would have it, the Hori AC6 Flight Stick sucks, and the multiplat Tom Clancy's HAWX is shaping up to be a fine alternative for Playstation owners who got stiffed by Namco on this one. I will not miss it that much.

d3v1l534n
d3v1l534n

i dont think this will stick to the 360 only. there is just no way namco can do that. i personally am glad this is coming to 360, but i am very very sure there will be a ps3 version too. ace combat belongs to the playstation, it has evolved and grown on the playstation. there is no way namco wont release a ps3 version of this game.

d3v1l534n
d3v1l534n

i dont think this will stick to the 360 only. there is just no way namco can do that. i personally am glad this is coming to 360, but i am very very sure there will be a ps3 version too. ace combat belongs to the playstation, it has evolved and grown on the playstation. there is no way namco wont release a ps3 version of this game.

Hawk0323
Hawk0323

Gah im soo pissed....This is messed up. At least do both consoles. Where is the harm in that! If its income your after (Im sure Gates reached deep into his pocket), then at least do both platforms. Stay loyal to your dag gone fans...be a leader not a follower! Dont jump the xbox360 bandwagon....

Hawk0323
Hawk0323

Thats kind of (male reproductive organ) of them. They have had Ace Combat on Playstation for as long as I can remember, and I own all of them. They better not make this game exclusive to only XBOX 360...The PS3 is perfectly capable of supporting greatly detailed games. I dont understand why they would make this switch now...its FUBAR (for those of us that have seen Saving Private Ryan...which is probably everyone). Namco Bandai, I hope Blue Ray wins the Next Generation DVD battle or what not....not to mention xbox fans probably dont know a whole lot about the Ace Combat series, cause I doubt most of them gave a hoot about it when it was out on Playstation...I hope this decision fails miserably!!!!

PipeBigboss
PipeBigboss

We need a PS3 version too, I don't now but I don't like this new Microsoft it's getting all, please this game was one of the "aces" of Sony it is necessary a PS3 version or Sony is going to lose more places against the famous XBOX360.

dolljack
dolljack

i hope the PS3 version will be much more better than the 360 version, like exclusive levels and better graphics.

rwnummelin
rwnummelin

heh they can't fit FF or MGS on a DVD. Look at Heavenly Sword it takes almost a full BD. I guess we'll se a PS3 version soon too.

Quack39
Quack39

From the looks of the video theres ANOTHER superweapon. Eh...Ace Combat is a great game but maybe they should diversify the story every sequal. And I bet there's another "fly inside the building" level...

agent_sloppy
agent_sloppy

i really wish that AC 6 would have a ps3 version (damn you microsoft) hehehe

LivingMachine
LivingMachine

Who all some this coming....and another leaves the dark side to come to the light. If only msg series and FF series can come aboard, then the 360 will be very popular.

jasonwei
jasonwei

May this game on PS3 ver next year? Bcos the new didnt no said only in X360 so maybe the x360 is not good and he coming ps3 ver....

jasonwei
jasonwei

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CaaP
CaaP

well accutally ps3 already have lose sales 100.000 of them its what they sale i think it was something like thta the point its that if the realeased to ps3 they WILL ha loses just cuz a few ppl get the ps3 why so few? ..........................price...........so yeah it was a smart move to put it in the 360.

tomo90
tomo90

I hope they bring it to the ps3 not that i own one but because if they don't then the die hard sony fans wont get it and they will lose sales and then there will be a chance the franchise may die and ace combat pwns all.

zhevox
zhevox

no, elder scrolls, GTA doesn't bear the "only for XBOX 360" so far, the only "only on xbox 360" games that has defected is i think saints row....so, if this game bear the 360 only sign, i doubt it will come on PS3, time will tell

starjet_dragon
starjet_dragon

in due time, i`m sure that this new ace combat will come to playstation console, if not, their gonna lose a lot of fans

Gater29
Gater29

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StealthOpsX
StealthOpsX

Well if anyone remembers correctly Metal Gear Solid 2 : Sons of Liberty Substance was ported over to the Microsoft XBOX with the new tweaks and playable Snake before Sony was able to have it.

budboarder
budboarder

Itll come to PS3, I am not worried at all.

currere
currere

It'd better launch for the Ps3 as well, when Namco first sold their soul to Microsoft they might as well go all the way and launch on all consoles. Thank god for that exclusive today only means that they will launch on the 360 first, then... we'll see...

Seoman_aridan
Seoman_aridan

I don't have either next-gen system. *Sigh* I guess this'll be the game that'll make me grab up an X360.

migeru1305
migeru1305

Namco is making a good decision. Who wants to make games on such a overpriced console like the PS3?

matchpenalty11
matchpenalty11

It'll end up on the PS3. Look what happened to series such as The Elder Scrolls and GTA. Exclusive on one console then ported to the other out of the blue. Mercs 2 was a sony exclusive for the longest time and then it was announced it would be on PS2,PS3,360, and PC.

UltimateGamer64
UltimateGamer64

You guys are all stupid. I doubt the makers of ace combat are trying to hurt sony. For whatever reason they have they're going with the 360.

LtHolt
LtHolt

#$@* it ace combat you were one of the good ones and now youve gone over to the dark side!!! whats next Metal gear and Socom!!!! this is a kick right in the groin!!!!!

John_Razic
John_Razic

Drats I bought a PS3 all for nothing, oh well i guess i'll have to save up for an Xbox now.

The_Houston_Kid
The_Houston_Kid

I love Ace Combat... I heard it would have multiplayer this time... that will totally rock.

stewiegriffin20
stewiegriffin20

the only thing that would make this game better if microsoft relesed drivers so i could hook up my joystick via usb and fly around, i cant wait anyway, thinking about joining the Air Force so this will come in handy

scootz360
scootz360

My thumbs hurt just thinking about it.Just don't have them(wingmen) ask you question's as your flying!F-16XL please.

skuggan25
skuggan25

Was this the series that could to airstunts with smoke and stuff aswell. Played a game many years ago but i can seem to remember the name of it.. or console any takers?

Shawn20
Shawn20

This is why I love the 360. Great support. XBOX FTW

tidyspidey
tidyspidey

jogunther "No offense to 360 owners, but I only have a PS3 and don't plan on getting a 360. I'm a fanatic when it comes to Ace Combat. This news is painful." Why is it painful? Are you THAT sad, that it bothers you that someone with a different games console to you can play the same games? That is the SADDEST thing I have ever heard!!! GROW UP!!! Multi platform is always a good thing, especially if it's a good game that deserves to be seen by more people. Just because a few people earn a bit less than you and couldn't afford a PS3.... oh dear. how sad. they paid less than you and can still play the same. GOOD. Hope it hurts. sad git

jogunther
jogunther

No offense to 360 owners, but I only have a PS3 and don't plan on getting a 360. I'm a fanatic when it comes to Ace Combat. This news is painful. Chalk another 1 for the billionare.(My PS3 was a birthday gift)

The-Techspert
The-Techspert

I hope itll have some more customization options. Finally, another game to buzz about

yousufalim
yousufalim

Ace Combat 6 should include JF-17/FC-1 Thunder/Super Seven aircraft manufactured jointly by China & Pakistan. Viqar Ahmed Karachi, Pakistan

aflight
aflight

yeah this will be pimp iv played belkan war an unsung war thos where the **** and i hope this will have the cutscenes like unsung war that really put u in the life of the game any of yall have any video of the game could u send them to me thanks

woodramus
woodramus

as a AC fan i didn't waste my money on a 360 after playing on all the PS2 AC games. With Games Halo 3, Armoured Core 4, GRAW 2, Lost Planet and Now Ace Combat 6. The PS3 looks to be blown out of the water already

F1racerjb
F1racerjb

X360 Ridge Racer 6.... PS3 Ridge Racer 7 X360 Ace Combat 6... PS3 Take A Wild Guess

darkpresence
darkpresence

all i got to say is YUM!, this is definitely convincing me to buy a Xbox 360.

komradandre
komradandre

The ground modeling has always been ace combat's weakness. I hope they work on that. AC2 really started the greatness! Can't wait to check this one out!!

chaquil214
chaquil214

I can wait to play online with this new ace combat on my Xbox,last time I played ace combat zero it was perfect.I think namco is #1 in jet games,ooooooooooooooooooooh its gonna be on like dunky-kong!!!

tomo90
tomo90

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY TAKE THT SONY........ STICK THT IN UR HARDRIVE

SethStrummer
SethStrummer

WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111oneone

GrimBee
GrimBee

oooh I havent played an ace combat game since ace combat 2 (woah!!).. it was a great game. That and afterburner 2 (arcade version) are my favourite flying games... oh and wing arms for the saturn wasn't TOO bad... Warhawk, original ps1 version (not ps3 version) was alright, but completely oldy crappy now... didnt stand the test of time at all, but it was cool to fly through big ships... But - anyways - ace combat, king of air combat. I hope that there will be famous monuments to fly through, and fly low through cities, big fun!

00kike
00kike

Sony, you messed up, you're losing ground big time. This (and many others) is yet ANOTHER reason to chose 360 over PS3. I have, and more and more people will. Better performance, better graphics (incredibly), online play, i mean, what are you PS freaks thinking buying this overpriced inferior system? We have the same games (and better) already, so......? Anyway, I'm happy.

GibboViper
GibboViper

Seen some screen shots of it, looks awesome !