Namco Bandai officially announced Ace Combat Infinity, and with the unveiling of the game we get a few scarce tidbits of information. Unfortunately not all of them will please the fans.
Despite the hints that seemed to tease a return to the old dear fictional world of Strangereal, the new game is still set in the real world, even if slightly shifted in the future, to be precise after a meteor storm devastates the planet in 2019. We also learn that it’ll be a pS3 exclusive.
Environments will be still created with the use of satellite images provided by GeoEye and the Japan Space Imaging Corporation.
Veteran fans of the series might find some solace in the fact that the game will feature some elements lifted from the fictional chapters of the series, like the Aigaion/Kottos Airships from Ace Combat 6 and Stonehenge from Ace Combat 4.
There’s also a little mystery case, as the site initially went live with the PS Vita logo in addition to the PS3 one, but that has since been removed. Mistake or future reveal? Probably a mistake, but we’ll see.
We can only hope that, while the game is set in the real world, it will recover some of the flavor of the older installments of the franchise thanks to the post apocalyptic themes and the fictional and futuristic elements. In the meanwhile you can check out the teaser trailer below.