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'Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War' Goes Gold

by Judy on Oct. 12, 2004 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today its highly anticipated premier aerial combat game, 'Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War', has gone gold and will ship to North American retail outlets in late October.

“The ACE COMBAT series has long been considered the benchmark for the air combat genre, and ACE COMBAT 5 raises the bar with no exceptions,” said Garry Cole, Executive Vice President at Namco Hometek Inc. “Fans of the franchise, and new players alike, will be pleased with all this game has to offer when it arrives at retail this fall.”

ACE COMBAT 5 offers unparalleled action for players, engaging them in unforgettable dog fighting missions and intense squadron command, to deliver the most power-packed experience to date in the renowned ACE COMBAT franchise. Players will find themselves at the heart of an unrivaled aerial experience to accomplish more than 30 diverse missions ranging from air-to-air combat, air-to-ground fighting, air-to-sea assaults, rescue, recon and more. Stunning graphics created with satellite imagery and 3D models heighten the action in ACE COMBAT 5 as players soar over breathtaking environments inspired by familiar real-world landscapes in more than 50 authentic licensed planes.

With the addition of Wingman Command, players can issue mid-mission directives to three wingmen and carry out coordinated group attacks. In addition, ACE COMBAT 5 players can experience the game’s addictive Arcade Mode, which puts reflexes to the test through fast-paced missions measuring speed and accuracy. Additionally, in-game radio communications add additional depth, strategy and realism to the game’s dynamic battle sequences.

Developed by Namco Ltd. in Japan, ACE COMBAT 5 marks the latest addition to the million-unit selling ACE COMBAT franchise and will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 2.

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