Ace Combat 7's Release Date Will Be Announced Soon

It's been a long while since the last time you heard of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, but a release date should be coming soon.

By Giuseppe Nelva

June 13, 2018

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown has been hidden from the public eye for eight months, but development is definitely still ongoing, and we’re about to get another look with a trailer to be released on Friday.

One of the elements that we’re still missing is a release date, but according to Producer Kazutoki Kono, we don’t have much longer to wait.

During an interview on Weekly Famitsu, Kono-san mentioned that Bandai Namco will finally be able to announce the release date “soon,” so fans should look forward to it. Yet, apparently that “soon” isn’t with Friday’s trailer. DualShockers saw it behind closed doors at E3, and the release date was not showcased.

On top of that, at the end of the trailer, there is a tease about the fact that the game will appear at Gamescom in August. While we don’t know if the release date will be announced then, it’s quite likely. It certainly fits the definition of “soon.”

That being said, Friday we’re getting a trailer. If you’re curious about what we’ll see, stay tuned, because the rest of the interview described it in some detail, and I’ll post about it as soon as I’m done translating it, alongside plenty of interesting screenshots.

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If you want to see more of the game, you can also watch the latest trailer showing the PlayStation VR feature, and enjoy a video of me playing a demo of the game, alongside more trailers and screenshots. If you want to see even better flying, you can also watch Producer Kazutoki Kono himself play another mission, read my own hands-on preview of the game, and our recent interview with Kono-san.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is set to release in 2018 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Update: the original article said that the trailer would come tomorrow. It’ll come on Friday. Apologies for the mistake. I’m simply so tired due to the E3 workload that I thought tomorrow was Friday.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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.

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