Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

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Posted 8/22/18 , edited 11/8/18


This thread is for any news or discussions regarding Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.

Official AC7 Website (English): http://acecombat.com/
Official AC7 Website (Japanese): https://ace7.acecombat.jp/

Release dates
PS4/XBOX ONE: Jan 17 or Jan 18, 2019 depending on region
STEAM: Feb 1, 2019

Gamescom 2018 trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc2qUPHAlas

Extended gameplay video of Mission 06 with SPOILERS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LXr6iUa1fU

PS4 VR gameplay trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDa2jkaCPGE


Update 9/19/2018
The following Reddit post has a list of the bonuses for platforms and editions.
https://www.reddit.com/r/acecombat/comments/9h8hgy/heres_your_definitive_list_of_every_single_ac7/

A Collector's Edition with limited supply is listed on the Japanese AC7 website.


Update 11/8/2018
Apparently there was a Strangereal Edition that was released for EU sometime in early October.
https://twitter.com/bandainamcoeu/status/1047879072167223296?lang=en

Bandai Namco US has just announced the Aces at War Bundle. No Strangereal Edition for US region.
https://twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS/status/1060547496882200576

Mission 7 F-22 gameplay video with experienced player, post-stall maneuver, and lightning strikes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbbly9fVrZo
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Posted 8/22/18 , edited 8/22/18
Oh snap, it has release dates now? Yay.
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Posted 8/22/18 , edited 8/23/18
Man, I haven't played any Ace Combat games since Assault Horizon and despite the great soundtrack that game left a bad taste in my mouth... AC7 looks good so far, looking forward to it.
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Posted 8/25/18 , edited 8/25/18
Ace Combat has always been a favorite series of mine, since the days of Ace Combat 2 through 6 I've picked up and played them every chance I got. I just picked up Assault Horizon the other day (even though the demo I play long ago kind of sucked), and will be playing that soon.
This announcement, that 7 is actually coming out this gen, makes the want of getting a current gen console almost turn into a need.
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Posted 11/9/18 , edited 11/9/18
I still recall the days when it felt like every Game Stop had a stack of old Ace Combat 4 discs.
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Posted 28 days ago , edited 27 days ago
Just picked up my copy. Enjoying it so far, much better than Assault Horizon.
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Posted 27 days ago , edited 27 days ago
My Aces at War bundle just arrived. Surprised to see that there's no Day-1 patch. Still waiting on Bandai Namco to send out the DLC codes.
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Posted 26 days ago , edited 26 days ago
Just beat the game.

Maybe it's because I haven't played Ace Combat in a while but this was probably the most challenging AC I've played. The dog fighting is so much more intense and my god I've never seen my screen stay red for so damn long from all the missile alerts.

For the plot:


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Posted 26 days ago , edited 26 days ago
It's been a while since I last played any AC game too, and AC7's general difficulty seems to be increased compared to the previous games. The missile spam can be quite frustrating.

The F-15C with PLSL has been pretty fun to use. It can make short work of both ground and air targets with the proper Parts equipped.

I've been practicing the post stall maneuver in free flight and was able to pull it off a few times but I can definitely see the risk in attempting to execute it during a dogfight.
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Posted 26 days ago , edited 25 days ago

MobiusRaptor wrote:

It's been a while since I last played any AC game too, and AC7's general difficulty seems to be increased compared to the previous games. The missile spam can be quite frustrating.

The F-15C with PLSL has been pretty fun to use. It can make short work of both ground and air targets with the proper Parts equipped.

I've been practicing the post stall maneuver in free flight and was able to pull it off a few times but I can definitely see the risk in attempting to execute it during a dogfight.


I decided to go through the Russian aircrafts in my first playthrough and now I’m going through American playing on a harder difficulty.

The thing that was both frustrating and really genius about this game is that it’s not like past AC games where you can use any aircraft with whatever weapon selection and cheese through. Each mission was like a puzzle where you had to figure out what to use. It did feel very rewarding once I figured out how to beat each mission.
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Posted 25 days ago , edited 25 days ago
Have been enjoying it. Not quite done with the campaign, but I should have it finished sometime tommorow.

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Posted 23 days ago , edited 23 days ago
Despite the multiplayer only having free-for-all and team deathmatch (at the moment), my experience has been pretty decent so far. Granted, I've exclusively stuck to rooms with cost<2250 to avoid the QAAM spam.

My current go-to set is F-15C with PLSL. The range is deceptively long when upgraded and it's so satisfying when trying to lead the shots and having them hit the target during a turn.
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Posted 18 days ago , edited 17 days ago
I just won a copy of the game, but I haven't done anything more than download (it's digital which kind of sucks, but it was free), and check out the main menu and options. I was watching another play it and it looked fun as hell. This game was pushed to the front of list of games I have that I need to play.
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Posted 15 days ago , edited 15 days ago
Here's an interview by Ace Combat Fan with AC brand director Kazutoki Kono at PAX South.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwrnCYjPUPs

Some things I thought were important to note from the interview:
- The DLC missions will have Trigger as the protagonist
- The missions will have a story involving Trigger and the "most evil" character in Ace Combat history
- No current plans of expanding the multiplayer aspect outside of the already present battle royale and team deathmatch modes
- The online system/structure of AC7 is different from AC Infinity in such a way that implementing co-op would be difficult
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