Nintendo 3DS taking to the skies with Ace Combat

by: Sean Cahill -
Namco Bandai is making up for some lost time with the Ace Combat series.

With Assault Horizon coming up in just a few weeks, you would think that they would be making fans of the series happy enough to keep them occupied.  However, Namco Bandai is stepping it up beyond consoles by giving us the first real taste of 3D flight simulation with Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy.  This is not the first Ace Combat title to grace handhelds, though the PSP had the best one thus far with Skies of Deception.  While 3D gaming is something of a niche market for the time being, I'm excited to see how well the Ace Combat series does in a 3D handheld environment.  The 3DS needs a more diverse range of titles, and Ace Combat is going to help that.
SAN JOSE, Calif., (Sep. 15, 2011) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced that ACE COMBAT® ASSAULT HORIZON LEGACY will go on sale for Nintendo 3DS™ on November 15, 2011 in North America.  ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON LEGACY delivers a supersonic flying experience with exciting dogfights and high-altitude acrobatics, all in 3D for the first-time in the history of the legendary aerial combat franchise.
 
ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON LEGACY introduces touch screen targeting and added control mechanics, allowing players to take full command of every intense skirmish to enable split-second counter-maneuvers, dynamic dogfight action and satisfying enemy takedowns.
 
Fans of the award-winning ACE COMBAT franchise can look forward to a wide variety of real-world aircrafts to pilot, and a diverse range of missions to take on.
 
“The three dimensional screen of the Nintendo 3DS really captures the immediate and visceral thrills of aerial combat and ACE COMBAT ASSAUL HORIZON LEGACY is the perfect showcase for that,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America. “Every barrel roll, fiery explosion and heat-seeking missile will bring players closer to the action than ever before.”
 
ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON LEGACY for Nintendo 3DS is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and is scheduled to release on November 15, 2011.
 
For more information on ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON LEGACY, please visit www.acecombat-assaulthorizon.com or www.namcobandaigames.com.
 
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