Ace Combat Assault Horizon Stage Screenshots

By Rebecca Smith, 7 years ago
Namco Bandai's latest instalment in the dog-fighting franchise, Ace Combat Assault Horizon, is a break from the usual mold. Whereas previous games have taken place in fictional cities, this upcoming game will set the campaign and multiplayer modes across real cities and landscapes. Some of the previous screenshots and gameplay videos have given sneak peaks at some of these places, but here are a series of screenshots giving you a less distracting look at three of the locations:

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The game includes a total of 31 aircraft for players to use. Over four previews, we've been able to take a good look at 20 of these. Part 1 included the F-117A Nighthawk, F-22A, F-35B Lightning II and the PAK-FA. This was followed by part 2, which had the MiG-21 bis, MiG-29A Fulcrum, Su-34 Fullback and Su-47 Berkut. Part 3 gave us the AC-130U Spooky, AH-64D Apache Longbow, B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit, MH-60 Blackhawk and Mi-24 Hind. The last preview brought the A-10A Thunderbolt II, F-14D Super Tomcat, F-15C Eagle, F-16C Fighting Falcon and the Su-35 Flanker-E. Finally, the F-4E Phantom II got both a trailer and screenshots when it was confirmed as the bonus aircraft in the Limited Edition.

Here are the screenshots for the latest five aircraft:

F2-A - Attack plane
A battle support attack aircraft deployed by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. It emulates the F-16C in airframe shape, but it is equipped with the latest electronic equipment while having the same easy handling and a complete upgrade of maneuvering performance. In order to be prepared for threats from the sea, its anti-warship battle ability is given special consideration. The airframe was remodeled and developed jointly by Japan and the United States, and it is also called the "Viper Zero."
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Gripen-C - Multi-role aircraft
A true multi-role fighter employed by five countries, including the Swedish Air Force. Features include a small airframe size, short-range takeoff ability, and the potential to equip a diverse array of weapons. With these capabilities, it can use a highway to make a sortie from a hangar dug into a mountain, and it can easily handle a variety of missions by capitalizing on its effortless maneuverability.
Its formal name is "JAS-39C." JAS stands for Jakt (fighter), Attack, and Spaning (reconnaissance) because the aircraft is able to perform all these roles, and to switch between all three roles in the air. Its nickname is "Gripen (griffin)."
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Mirage 2000-5 - Multi-role aircraft
Developed as an advanced air force aircraft, this tailless delta style, small combat aircraft is in service in several countries including the French Air Force. Its light weight results in excellent acceleration performance. The most recent model, the Mirage 2000-5, has improved multiple targeting capabilities from its RDY radar, and it is also furnished with such features as a modernized cockpit gauge, all of which rapidly elevate its combat potential. Its nickname is "Mirage."
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Rafale-M - Multi-role aircraft
This high performance, omnirole, carrier-based aircraft is the pride of the French Navy. Possessing high level acceleration and turning performance, and equipped with a large quantity of arms including multi lock-on, air-to-air missiles, and long-range dispenser weapons, this craft plays a large role in any kind of air-to-ground or air-to-air mission. Called by the name "Rafale (squall)," its elegant delta and canard wings, and superb aerodynamically shaped air-intake, are distinguishing characteristics.
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Typhoon - Fighter plane
A state-of-the-art, superior fighter that was developed through a collaboration between Great Britain, Germany, Spain, and Italy. Excellent maneuverability and multi lock-on weaponry make dogfights against numerous opponents its specialty. The combination of the canard wing, called a close-coupled delta, and the delta wing give it great aerodynamics and agility befitting the name "Typhoon."
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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. Check out the details of the Limited Edition. The UK pre-order bonuses can be found here. The F-4E Phantom is the pre-order bonus at select North American retailers, but pre-order bonuses for other regions are yet to be confirmed. Those wanting to try the game before making a purchase may want to check out the demo.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.