Back in February, The Project Aces development team at Namco Bandai detailed their Close Range Assault system
that will enable players to create steel carnage in the sky in Ace Combat Assault Horizon
. Apparently though, they don't want to give the impression that the game is just about "engaging enemies in supersonic dog fights, and shredding them to pieces", so now they have released details about their Air Strike system. This will allow players to unleash "a hail storm of uninhibited destruction upon enemy ground forces" by flying in at low altitude, and taking out the enemy with "a torrent of explosive firepower".
Players trigger an Air Strike by selecting from any Air Strike point on the battlefield.
"The line connects target groups you may hit during the Air Strike. Note that the optional nature of Air Strike ensures that it's up to the player to decide when to use Air Strike, and when to attack individual ground targets."
Players can use all of the weapons while engaged in an Air Strike.
The Air strike system is engaged by pressing both shoulder buttons simultaneously. "Each mission includes many Air strike routes".
It's not only ground targets that can be taken out during Air Strikes.
"During Air Strikes, zoom, slow motion and the ACAH proprietary dynamic camera system ensure the player is dramatically immersed in the explosive firestorm and debris while remaining in control."
At the start of March, Namco Bandai also released a trailer
showcasing some of the aircraft that players can use in their mission to take down "Akula" Markov
, arch enemy of the 108th Task Force and the focus of the nightmares suffered by the game's protagonist Lt. Colonel William Bishop. Now, we have screenshots showcasing three more planes that players will be flying.
They've also provided a couple of screenshots showing the type of aircraft that Markov's men will be using.Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
is due to be released on October 11th in North America, and October 14th in Europe. A release date is yet to be confirmed for Australia.