Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Info
The game was first hinted at by a trademark filing by Namco Bandai in April 2010. It was officially announced along with a gameplay trailer on August 9, 2010. Gameplay appears to have expanded to include the use of helicopters. The trailer showed the player using a AH-64D Apache Longbow gunship, and occupying the gunner's position on the UH-60 Black Hawk while attacking a desert village. Additionally the setting appears to have shifted away from the conflicts between fictional nations from previous games to the 21st century Earth. In the trailer the US Air Force is engaged in dogfighting with Russian Navy fighters (or forces posing as such) over Miami. The player in an F-22 engaging and destroying several enemies before being shot down himself. A man briefly mentions an Ace leading the attack on Miami named Col. Markov who has been nicknamed Akula (Russian for shark) because of the design on the nose of his plane. Another scene showed a US A-10 attacking a fleet of naval ships. The extended trailer had additional scenes of air battles with the player flying an F-35 and an F-16 over Dubai and an attack on a desert oil facility.