Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Looks Spectacular in New PS4 Campaign Gameplay

Ace Combat 7 is a ton of fun, and now you can take a look at mission 7 "First Contact" played on standard PS4 on a sleek Mitsubishi F-2.

on September 20, 2018 4:02 AM

During a preview event at Bandai Namco Entertainment’s headquarters in Tokyo, DualShockers had a chance to try out Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.

We were allowed to record another mission of the story campaign, more precisely mission 7, “First Contact.”

Tasked with destroying a series of radar sites hidden among giant rock formations, we jumped into a Mitsubishi F-2, and we got to work. As you can see, the game really looks great, and there are plenty of hazards in flying so close to the rocks, even beyond the risk of crashing into them.

The game was played on standard PS4 using expert controls. This is actually a flattering way of saying “normal” since standard controls clamp down your plane’s maneuvering ability so hard that it isn’t even fun anymore. Sure, it’s easier, but I advise against even trying them.

You can watch the video below. If you want to learn more, you read all about the PlayStation VR mode. You can also check out a recent trailer showcasing the VR mode itself, the trailer that revealed the release date, and a previous trailer also focusing on the story. If you prefer gameplay, you can enjoy another recent gameplay video, and one I recorded myself at Gamescom 2018.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will release on January 18th for PS4 and Xbox One, while PC gamers will have to wait a little longer to February 1st for the release via Steam. Incidentally, the game won the highest honor among our Gamescom 2018 Awards.

You can already pre-order the game on Amazon.

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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.