Many flight aficionados have been awaiting the return of the critically acclaimed Ace Combat franchise. Well, it's back…but you'll need a PSP.
Namco Bandai has announced Ace Combat: Joint Assault for the PSP, which is scheduled to hit store shelves some time this summer. The press release says this new entry in the long-running series will boast "accessible and exhilarating gameplay, incredible new benchmark visuals, an engrossing single-player campaign and comprehensive online multiplayer options." The Project Aces design team is behind this particular project and it'll be the first Ace Combat on Sony's handheld unit since Ace Combat X back in 2006. You will take the battle to the skies over Tokyo, London, San Francisco and other locations, all the while utilizing the brand new "Enhanced Combat View," described as follows:
"The new 'Enhanced Combat View' makes the intense combat more dynamic and believable to the player, making full use of the vast aerial environments to produce an incredible high-speed sensation and let players feel the raw exhilaration of delivering ace shots at supersonic speeds."
There are plenty of reasons to own the PSP by this time, what with plenty of top software now available. And it always helps to have some diversity in your library, so you might want to give Ace Combat: Joint Assault a shot. It's all the more likely you'll enjoy it if you've had fun with past iterations…now all we need is another entry specifically designed for the PlayStation 3.
Related Game(s): Ace Combat; Joint Assault