Unless you've been hiding under a rock (or on holiday) for the past week, you'll have realised that the Gamescom event is currently running in Cologne. Namco Bandai's latest instalment in their dog-fighting franchise, Ace Combat Assault Horizon
is yet another game to have made an appearance at the conference. Their new Full-Blown Assault trailer
showcased scenes from the upcoming campaign mode, and included a new tune from the game's soundtrack.
Alongside the trailer came 106 screenshots. Yes, you read that correctly... 106. To save you straining your eyes, I've only provided a selection of those screenshots below, but the full collection can be viewed on the game's official Facebook page
if you so wish. Firstly, we have a selection of cutscene screenshots, some of which appeared in the trailer.
Next up we have a demonstration of the vehicle customisation options; both an MI-24 helicopter and an A-10A jet get the before-and-after treatment:MI-24A-10A
Then we move onto the multiplayer modes. Capital Conquest is a brand new mode where two competing teams of up to eight pilots attempt to blow up the base of the opposing team. More details on this mode can be found in our previous coverage
from July.MenuAttack HelicopterAir Strike ModeBomber ModeDog Fight ModeFriendly Assist System
Next up we have the return of the Deathmatch mode. We have screenshots from two of the multiplayer maps available in this mode.Oil FieldDubai
Finally we have the Domination mode returning. Again, we have screenshots from two of the multiplayer maps available in this mode.AfricaMiami
Those of you who are really looking forward to this game may want to check out details of the Limited Edition
. Select retailers are automatically upgrading pre-orders to this edition. Since that article was published, it appears that the F-4E Phantom II is available worldwide as the exclusive DLC. The Limited Edition has still not been confirmed for North America; however, GameStop
is offering the Phantom as a pre-order bonus. The game costs $59.99 from this retailer.Ace Combat Assault Horizon
is due to be released on October 11th in North America, October 13th in Australia and Japan, and October 14th in Europe.