Ace Combat is an arcade style Flight Action video game series published by the Japanese company Namco Bandai Games. Emphasizing action and dramatic plots over complete reality, the series has established itself in Japan, and the world as a prime example of the pseudo realistic flight action genre.
Ace Combat 6 covers the war between the Republic of Emmeria and the Federal Republic of Estovakia on the Anean continent, north of Yuktobania. It begins with the invasion of the Emmerian capital, Gracemeria, by the Estovakian Air Force on August 30th, 2015. Players take on the role of an Emmerian pilot and squadron leader Garuda 1 who has the callsign "Talisman". The player's wingman is Garuda 2 who goes by the callsign "Shamrock", and will fight along side Talisman throughout the entire game. Both characters are assigned to the Garuda team of the Emmerian Air Force's 28th Tactical Fighter Squadron.