Bandai Namco released a new GamesCom trailer for Ace Comba 7 called “Erusea Strikes Back”. It’s a two minute trailer that gives you a decent amount of gameplay and cinematics in order to get hooked into the weird alternate universe that the game takes place in.
The trailer was recently uploaded by Izuniy, and you can check it out below.
The trailer starts with two fighter planes dogfighting, with one of the planes sporting an orange livery. The orange and black fighter is featured throughout the trailer periodically, which means it’s likely going to be one of the main hero/villain planes.
We then get all the political psychobabble from the princess of Erusia, as she attempts to get some fighters to stop the space elevator from doing whatever it’s supposed to do.
This is basically like the Metal Gear of flight simulators. For gamers, they see it as a game designed for real men.
No arguments here. It’s about time we get some games that hearken back to the concept of respecting virtual war, and appreciating the hard built steel designed to destroy and demolish.
It’s been said before but it bears repeating once more: visually Ace Combat 7 looks outstanding.
I’m glad some developers have been utilizing the Unreal Engine 4’s more natural looking material lighting instead of just slapping some bloom and overexposed specular maps into the render pipeline and calling it a day. A game like Ace Combat 7 easily could have fallen victim to the trappings of past games designed in the Unreal Engine 4, but the developers really took their time creating a believable looking universe with real-to-life graphics for the planes and lighting.
You can look for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown to launch for PC, PS4 and Xbox One at some point in 2018. There’s also going to be a PlayStation VR version of the game made available too.
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