New Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Screenshots and Info Revealed

on June 20, 2011 12:44 AM

Namco Bandai just released new information on the flight assists available in the upcoming title by Project Aces: The player will be able to set his flight preferences between Standard Operation and Original Operation. The Standard mode caters to novice pilots, limiting pitch and roll in order to prevent loss of orientation and control. On the other hand veteran pilots will feel right at home with the Original mode, that allows full horizontal and vertical rotation, including barrel rolls, loops and similar advanced maneuvers.

There will also be an optional Flight Assist mode that will automatically force planes that are about to crash against terrain or buildings to pull up, allowing a further degree of accessibility to novices.

A new batch of spectacular action screenshots has also been released. You can check them in the gallery below together with a further surprise: while Assault Horizon will abandon the original Ace Combat world and will move to the real world, Project Aces isn’t forgetting it’s roots, and will still release a futuristic fighter as a DLC dubbed “F-X”. ┬áThe additional warplane, the blueprint of which is at the top of the gallery, has a juicy peculiarity. It’s been designed by no one else than Shoji Kawamori, legendary mecha designer and director of many anime series including the all time classic Macross and it’s sequels.

 /  Executive News Editor
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.