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Ace Combat 7 Details its Characters, Shows Squadron Emblems and More

Bandai Namco showcases some of the characters that will appear in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, and the emblems of the squadron that will fight in the story.

Today Bandai Namco Entertainment Japan released a lot of information and images of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.

First of all, we get info and artwork on a few primary characters.

Rosa Cosette D’Elise is the princess of Erusea. While hers was a family of commoners, her father became the king after the restoration caused by the Continental War.

Mihaly A. Shilage is a legendary ace pilot who killed countless enemies over many battlefields. He is the top test pilot of Erusea’s experimental unit, and pilots a Su-30SM

Dr. Schroeder is an engineer working for the EASA (Erusean Air and Space Administration) at its research base. He is involved in the development of weapons for the Erusean army, and has the typical analytical personality of a scientist.

Avril Mead is an engineer at the Osean penal base. She has an individualist personality, and she is nicknamed “Scrap Queen” for her ability in repairing aircrafts.

We also get to see the personal insignia of the player, nicknamed Trigger, and his “three strikes.” Within the Spare penal unit, the number of strikes on the tail determines the gravity of one’s crimes. Three strikes is means an extremely heinous crime.

Then we get something that will make aviation buffs like yours truly all giddy, in the form of the squadron insignia of many of the units that will appear in thee game. Spare’s emblem is, of course, very simple, as you’d expect from a penal squadron home to criminals used as cannon fodder.

A look at more playable aircraft includes the F-16C Fighting Falcon, the F-14D Super Tomcat, the F-15E Strike Eagle, the F-15C Eagle, the F-104C Starfighter, the Su-33 Flanker-D, the MiG-29A Fulcrum, the YF-23 Black Widow II, the Gripen E, the Su-57, the MiG-21bis Fishbed, the Rafale M, and the F/A-18F Super Hornet.

You can check the gallery out below. If you want to see more, you can also check out the latest story trailer that also revealed the release date, and a previous trailer also focusing on the story. If you prefer gameplay, you can enjoy a recent video, and one I recorded myself at Gamescom 2018.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will launch 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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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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