Ace Combat 7 Announcement Set For PlayStation Experience, Report Says

Bandai Namco may reveal a new entry in air combat series this week, if data miners are correct.

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A recent update to free-to-play title Ace Combat Infinity has indicated publisher Bandai Namco intends to announce a new entry in the air combat series later this week.

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The venue for this announcement, data miners on a Japanese Ace Combat fan forum say, will be Sony's PlayStation Experience event. According to the information discovered by these fans, the game will be called Ace Combat 7.

Ace Combat Infinity players will also reportedly be able to unlock Ace Combat 7 emblems to celebrate its announcement.

As of yet, neither Bandai Namco, series developer Project Aces, nor Sony has officially announced the game.

PlayStation Experience will be held December 5-6 in San Francisco at the Moscone Convention Center. Sony has confirmed the initial lineup of developers and publishers attending PlayStation Experience 2015, as well as some of the games that will be playable on the show floor. The list of publishers includes Activision, Electronic Arts, 2K Games, Ubisoft, Square Enix, and Capcom.

Developers going to the show include Naughty Dog (Uncharted), Bungie (Destiny), and Treyarch (Call of Duty). The full list of attending companies is available here.

In addition to getting hands-on time with upcoming games, PlayStation Experience attendees will be able to attend developer panels and a keynote address. Sony has said it will make "major PlayStation announcements" during the event too. Fans should also expect some "patented PlayStation surprises," it added.

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this better not be like assault horizon

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It's gonna be Assault Horizon II, calling it now

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I look forward to it.

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Well, time to get a PS4. =D

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HELL YEAH!! I hope to the gaming god they have learned their lesson! Ace Combat Assualt Horizon was a freaking disgrace to an excellent series and Infinite had potential but just ended up being an idiotically prices, Nostalgia Trip and reusing Assets.

TAKE ME BACK TO STRANGEREAL!

The series is my Number 1 favorite series of all time. Please learn from your mistakes.

I fell in love with Shattered Skies, Squadron Leaders, Belkan War and Fires of Liberation. I want to feel like a legendary fighter ace again! That is loved and feared by everyone!

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Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies - Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War - Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War. They were the best games of the AC series. I hope Ace Combat 7 goes back to the settings and conflicts of those games. Make AC7 exclusive to PS4 (this time) and 60FPS, please.

PlayStationVR support would incredible.

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nobody is expecting a good game. When you decided to go the crappy way, that's where you lost your loyal fanbase. GO back to what Air/Ace Combat once was. I loved 1 2 3 and the Xbox 360 edition.

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Wasn't the last one a huge DLC mess with planes being sold 25$ each or something similar? I remember it turned off a lot of people about the franchise.

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Yes....YEAH!!!! I've been craving for flight combat game way too long. Oh man I still remember how great AC4: Shattered Skies was.

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@cboye18: Agree, Ace Combat 4 was superb.

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@cboye18: ''Oh man I still remember how great AC4: Shattered Skies was.<<

is this a joke???

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VR Ace Combat? I hope so...PLEASE <3

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ace combat assault horizons was awful. Avoid anything like that.

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A game similiar to AC5: Unsung War with VR support would be amazing!

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@Jawehawk-DK: OMG VR would be genius.

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I absolutely love Ace Combat so I'm pretty excited for a new, full game. Infinity was fun to play for a bit but the F2P mechanics were terrible (as is often the case with Namco).

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I hope they go back to basics with it.

1) Lots of missions

2) Lots of aircraft

3) Straightforward - some dogfighting missions, some air to ground missions, some hybrid missions

4) Simple, straightforward story that exists only to facilitate the gameplay, not necessarily for its own sake.

5) Traditional, straightforward controls

6) Behind the plane, cockpit, and HUD only camera views.

That's IT. That's all I need or want in an Ace Combat game. Please, please don't try to reinvent the wheel again. No quick time events, no weird angles, no Helicopter missions that feel and look nothing like Ace Combat, no hodge podge of stuff from previous games wrapped in a F2P model... etc.

Just give me a complete, fun, thorough, satisfying Ace Combat game.

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@anonymous81: Yep give us the straightforward plots of 4,5, and X and the gameplay of 5 but also as important is for them to go back to strangereal. Osea, Belka, Uktobania that world needs to comeback.

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Star Wars Battlefront arial combat is better than anything Ace Combat has to offer

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@gottago42 : you should buy a Delorean, go back in time and go play Air Combat, Ace Combat 2, Ace Combat 3, and Belkan War

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I have not bought an Ace Combat game since 5 on the PS2. I don't know why, but they just didn't seem to appeal to me last generation.

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Bandai Namco should announce a Katamari game for PS4.

The DualShock 4 feels like it was made for a Katamari game to take advantage of it.

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I used to love Ace Combat, but the last two games were shite, I don't expect this to be any good.

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