Ace Combat 6 lands October 23

Namco Bandai's flight-combat shooter touches down on Xbox 360 later this year alongside Hori's Ace-Edge Flightstick.

For fans of flight combat, Namco Bandai's Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation marks more than just a new set of unfriendly skies. It also signifies the debut of Hori's Ace-Edge Flightstick, the Xbox 360's first flight sim accessory. Namco Bandai today sends word that Ace Combat 6 will taxi onto store shelves with the Ace-Edge in its hold come October 23.

Ace Combat 6 introduces several new gameplay features to the long-running flight combat series. By way of Xbox Live, players can now dogfight online in cooperative and competitive matches. Also new is the "allied support system," forcing players to make strategic decisions on whether to bring in allied vehicles such as fighter planes, tanks, heavy bombers, and naval fleets to aid them in battle.

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation is available exclusively on the Xbox 360 and retails for $59.99. The Ace-Edge Flightstick bundle, which includes the game, the Ace-Edge Flightstick, and a custom Xbox 360 faceplate, will sell for $149.99. It has not yet been rated.

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164 comments
awol90
awol90

it will be realised a few month later for the ps3 chill out

Afro_Samurai
Afro_Samurai

How the hell did this game end up being XBox exclusive in the first place ?!

predator1006
predator1006

i just can't fukkin believe that it's on the xbox 360 exclusively man, i feel like punching namco in the face hard for doing this man, do u realize what you sorry asses have done, gosh man, first air combat was on the first playstation, then ace combat 2 on playstation, and ace combat 3 electrosphere, those three games were exclusively on the playstation family only, then ace combat 4, 5, and then ace combat zero was exclusively to the ps2 only, then ace combat x for psp only, on the playstation family and now this for 360 man, come on man why did u do this, if you guys would 've put it on ps3, i would've been shocked, and i was counting on you guys for making it on ps3, and now you fukked it up now man, if that's how you guys like it, then i will buy an xbox 360 and get that game, just for the game.

Liondog
Liondog

I can't believe its not being released on the PS3. Sony consumers were the ones to make this game popular, and succeed by buying the games in the franchise and what do we get for it? How bout a big stab in the back. Thanks Namco. Oh well, have fun 360 owners.

dipset_27
dipset_27

Man this game is gonna get me hyped up when playing it. Music + Air Combat = FUN. I've Played The demo on the marketplace And WOW Itz soooooo fun. It feels very realistic. And itz cool pulling off Barrel Rolls while shooting sumbody out the air :) Boy oh boy I'm definitely gonna have 1000 achievement points for this game

The-Longshot
The-Longshot

Awesome, that flight stick rocks. Online play is also going to rock. I cant wait!!! See you in the skies.

Desode
Desode

Lets face it I left playstation for one reason and one reason only , ONLINE PLAY ! Sony cut their own throat by not being smart enough to step up their online play.. They are now playing catch up and they never will catch up. XboxLive is the best there is for online multiplay. They have been doing it for along time now and its getting better and better. Thats why ace combat 6 is going to be on xbox. Sorry sony you let all of us PS2 online gampley fans down and now you you get what you deserve !!!

Montavious2004
Montavious2004

Wine PS3 fanboys wine, another exclusive bites the dust. Are you beginning to see yet that you made the wrong purchase? Or you gonna wait until GTAIV looks like crap on the ps3 cause it was built on a 360!!

Twinturbo120
Twinturbo120

namco...disappointment to me man...im still gonna buy it but not for 360 o well...cant always get wat u want rite?

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

Finally an AC game that's online, I have been waiting for awhile now. Both co-op and Deathmatch, sweet.

DoctorFu
DoctorFu

This game will rock with Xbox Live! I can't wait to play it.

Dark_Nexus3367
Dark_Nexus3367

It's pretty simple as to why Namco has leaned more towards the 360.The key factor for that is the install base.If you wanted to make money on a game would you market to the console with 10 million sold or a console with 3 million sold,it's simply a business move.They might bring it to ps3 to add to the sales but most likely it will be out on 360 first.Developers always prioritize the console with the most units sold,just look at the ps2 and ps1 back then.They sold more than the N64 and xbox so developers naturally made a majority of the games for the ps2.Either way this game will rock,especially with xbox live features.

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

wow it is a 360 exclusive. oh well i guess I will get it for the 360 then. why is it an exclusive anyway? tey have such a market built already with sony customers it seems a bit weird. at least they are still making it for the psp.

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

I'd prefer it if it came out for the PS3 but if its coming out for the 360 only then I will get it for the 360. seems a silly time to make it an exclusive though when they have just made one for the PSP... anyway how do we know that it is an exclusive? I will just check if its coming for the ps3 or not...

xtremeimport
xtremeimport

donuttrooper: im not sure if you realize this, but its a 360 exclusive.=|

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

Why is everyone suprised that it's not exclusive? Namco Bandai is Japanese and has made several games for the PS2 exclusively. Sorry for all the 360 fanboys but....called it Still not touching the PS3 version though, 360 flightstick for me.

Twinturbo120
Twinturbo120

NOOOOOOOOOOO NAMCO WHY? WHY DID U GIV TO 360?? WHYYYYYYYYY I FREAKEN HATE U WHEN IT COMES OUT FOR PS3 I AINT GETIN IT...

Ernice
Ernice

to GMCTrucks if thats why you went back to IGN, then why are you still here ?

rockybob
rockybob

GMCTrucks notice how gamespot doesn't even care that it's not coming to PS3. thats the main reason (they seem to always pick the console that will burn your house down over the PS3) that I went back to IGN. " Or, more likely, they didn't comment on it not being for PS3 because, gasp, it's already been on their site. Everyone know's its 360 exclusive when it used to be PS3 exlusive. As for the house burning thing.. pretty sure a Sony console has a pending lawsuit against it for the same thing.

xtremeimport
xtremeimport

damn I want this game. online...i would finally get to own everyone in a dog fight.=)

GMCTrucks
GMCTrucks

notice how gamespot doesn't even care that it's not coming to PS3. thats the main reason (they seem to always pick the console that will burn your house down over the PS3) that I went back to IGN.

zhevox
zhevox

lol i heard this from the creator of Final Fantasy..i dunoo the name..but he sez "I don't like Kutaragi" hahaha

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

that's nice but i prefer to wait for the reviews to see how it turns out

jd7-03
jd7-03

Who cares if its coming to the PS3? This game was supposed to be PS3 exclusive, its not, and the 360 is getting it first. This is really a big hit for PS3 owners. Another one bites the dust!!!!!

kevy619
kevy619

I stand corrected, i didnt know about tekken or time crisis. Neither of those titles appeal to me.

westsidejedi360
westsidejedi360

Anyone know if the sticks will work with Blazing Angels and/or Over G Fighters?

Gumbacharlie12
Gumbacharlie12

Why is Ace Combat 6 for the 360 it should be for the PS3. All the Ace Combats are for PS2

redskinStu
redskinStu

Since the 360 is a non-factor in Japan, I can't see Namco prefering it to the PS3.

Yama
Yama

" the company seems to be avoiding the ps3 altogether." Kind of odd, considering Namco's latest arcade board is based off of the PS3, cell processor and all. Tekken 6 and Time Crisis IV will be exclusive to PS3 (as it stands) and SCIV will be shared. Far from avoiding the console all together. Arguably their most important titles are still on the PS3. Perhaps Katamari is a push to move Japanese X360's, after all the game is much bigger there. Either way, their not avoiding it all together. Not at all.

kevy619
kevy619

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elite_ferns1
elite_ferns1

If Ace combat 6, Halo 3 and mass effect become killer apps, 360 will dominate the '07 holiday season. Can't wait.

elcapitano44
elcapitano44

weird, I'm sure i saw an article somewhere about it going to PS3. It was a legit source too, i thought it was here,, i'll see if i can find it.

kevy619
kevy619

i havent read anything about a ps3 and/or wii version anywhere...

OmegaOrtega
OmegaOrtega

Knowing that Namco has experience with Sony's hardware and that development cost has gone up, Ace Combat 6 won't stay exclusive.

elcapitano44
elcapitano44

yup, used to be an exclusive, but publishers want the most $$ out of games b/c neither next gen plat. has market dominance, so it will be on PS3, only later. And, probably will be the same story too, less lighting effects, and framerate issues which we've seen countless times already with 360 to PS3 ports, so 360 AC6>>>>PS3 AC6,,, i'm calling it...

Afro_Samurai
Afro_Samurai

Ummm. Sorry to burst the bubble Microsoft fans but that game is no longer 360 exclusive. It'll come to the 360 1st but will make its way to PS3 and the Wii as well....Didn't you guys see the latest news reports from Game Informer and IGN ????

Arkdragon
Arkdragon

i don't see the point of this accessory for the ace combat, ace combat is cool . but the physics of the game a far from accurate, ace combat play more like an arcade, it has been like that since the old ones

JBiker51
JBiker51

PS3: "BRIAN PEPPERS, NO!" 360: "LOL EXCLUSIVITY!" Wii: "WE DON'T NEED NO STEEKIN' GRAFFIX!"

metallimoose
metallimoose

Glad to see an Ace Combat on the 360. AC is a great series, and I wouldn't want to miss this latest installment just because I'm passing on Sony's moneysink.

the_jetimaster
the_jetimaster

die ps3 die in hell i got the 3 systems so dont send me to hell but i spent 600$ on this sony crap T_T

wedgejaeger
wedgejaeger

oh, for a minute there I thought the stick alone was 149. I'll probably fly better with the normal controller, but the stick would make it feel cooler.

NWA_31
NWA_31

It sucks that it will be a 360 exclusive. I dont want to get a 360 just for that :(

malmeid2
malmeid2

sounds sweet, looking forward to this. wish my friend who owned a ps3 could experience the newest game in such a sweet series. maybe sony will get number 7. good luck!

Dark_Nexus3367
Dark_Nexus3367

I am very excited for this game,I love AC5 and this one is refining that great game so it's definitely a must buy for me.It might come out for ps3,it might not.If it does, well good for ps3 owners who get to enjoy the awesome game that is AC6.If it doesn't,well I'd say too bad but i have a 360,ps3,and a wii so i have no complaints about exclusive games.I would buy this game no matter what system it's on as long as it has great quality in it.Exclusives are fewer and fewer these days, so having exclusives like AC6,mass effect,bioshock,blue dragon,and lost odyssey is a big deal,i look forward to all of those games as well as FF13 on ps3.Good news that it finally has a release date,sadly close to gta 4,but i'll be getting both regardless,looking forward to this fall-winter season.

Shafer04
Shafer04

I can't wait, this game looks fantastic and I've always loved the AC series. 1 tiny thing to mention: PLEASE SUPPORT AC5 FLIGHTSTICKS! They are usb and have the same button config as these new ones... look better too IMO. I'll even pay M$ points for the option if its just about the money. "Old" 'sticks: http://gear.ign.com/articles/562/562988p1.html