Ace Combat Goes Free-to-Play

It looks like another big franchise will dip its toe into the free-to-play waters on Sony's PlayStation Network. Namco Bandai Games announced today that the newest game in its ultra popular Ace Combat series is Ace Combat Infinity for PS3. Scheduled for release in late 2013 exclusively as a download on PSN, Ace Combat Infinity promises a brand new story campaign and team co-op multiplayer in a free-to-play setting.

"The Ace Combat franchise has set the gold standard in both graphics and dog-fighting dynamics for flight combat video games throughout its long running history," said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. "The Project Aces team has crafted a Free-to-Play experience within Ace Combat Infinity that will allow gamers to enjoy high flying aerial warfare like never before."

The game will offer air combat in a near future world setting using super-weapons, realistic visuals, a Story Campaign mode offering solo missions, and an online multiplayer mode where two teams of up to four players can tackle a common enemy together.

Namco Bandai did not detail what free-to-play elements might be in the game like additional content that can be purchased. We will have more on this game as further details are released.

More details on the game and the first video are available on Namco Bandai's Facebook page.


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