Quantcast
Ace Combat Assault Horizon isn't Ace Combat 7, says video - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Ace Combat Assault Horizon isn't Ace Combat 7, says video


5:40 PM on 09.14.2010
Ace Combat Assault Horizon isn't Ace Combat 7, says video photo



Hey, you know Ace Combat: Assault Horizon for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360? Sure you do! It had that awesome trailer, after all.

Make no mistake, though. This game is not, I repeat, is not Ace Combat 7. Said director Kazutoki Kono in a new dev diary video (check it out below), it's not Ace Combat 7, because it's a "rebirth" of the Ace Combat system, which in 15 years hasn't really changed from the familiar "turn-and-burn" mechanics that characterize so many flight combat titles.

In fact, he's gone so far as to call it an "action shooting" game rather than a "flight sim", now based on a system they call "Close Range Assault". He didn't go much into detail about the mechanics, but from the footage and his words, it partly means "ooh, pretty explosions!"

Other choice quotes from Kono include "...it's like the player is communicating with the enemy using guns and missiles." I imagine most of the messages read "Explode and die, please."

What do you think of Ace Combat's future? Personally, I'm not too bummed about dropping turn-and-burn gameplay. I just hope they don't also drop all my beloved melodramatic storytelling and silly sci-fi fantasy. At some point I want to hear a teary insight about the nature of war/freedom/angels, and then shoot down some kind of gigantic flying fortress.

[Via CVG]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.








Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Developer stuff

4:15 PM on 07.16.2014
Developers sound off with their favorite games of the generation

Now this is neat. Game Informer has rounded up 35 developers' picks for best games of the Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 generation. There's a fair bit of commonality between the lists, with quite a few selections for BioSh...more



5:15 PM on 07.14.2014
Payday 2 director leaves Overkill Software

Payday 2 game director David Goldfarb, formerly of DICE, has left Overkill Software to start a studio of his own, reports Polygon. It's here he'll be able to escape big-team, AAA development at long last. "It doesn't matter w...more



4:30 PM on 07.14.2014
Reports of the Japanese gaming market's decline are exaggerated

A popular rumor in gaming nowadays is the decline of the Japanese gaming industry. This seems to be espoused by news outlets, financial reporters, and even Japanese developers themselves. Through various interpretations of th...more



View all Developer stuff






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more