Namco Bandai announced that several DLCs will be available for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon after launch.
The first batch of Downloadable Contents will include the Tokyo Multiplayer map and several planes, including the Su-37 Terminator, the Tornado Gr.4, the AV-8B Harrier II Plus, the YF-23 Black Widow II and the F-15STOL/Mtd. One helicopter is also incoming: the Russian Ka-50 Hokum.
Two fictional aicrafts will also be made available: the CFA-44 Nosferatu will make a comeback from Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation and the ASF-X Shinden II will appear. This last one is particularly interesting for the manga and anime fans out there, as it’s been designed by an exceptional guest artist: Shoji Kawamori, father of the Macross series. Too bad that it doesn’t transform.
Finally, the new “Death Rider” paint job for the F-15C that won the skin design contest held by Project Aces, will be made available for free. Since this was specified only for this rather artistic skin, we can pretty much assume (even if it wasn’t explicitly clarified) that the rest of the DLCs won’t be free at all.
Considering the fact that they are already showing them before launch, this irks me a little bit, but in any case you can head past the cut and enjoy a trailer of the Tokyo Map (and despite all the changes in setting and gameplay, it’s lovely to see that certain musical themes didn’t change) and several screenshots of the DLC planes (Pictures courtesy of Famitsu.com).