"I also asked why Ace Combat 3 was so different in the West than it was in Japan. As his translator explained my question, Kono laughed and facepalmed. He explained that at the time the Project Aces team was quite small and localisation was difficult so it was made simpler for that reason.
I then asked if they would ever consider a re-release with the original story. They reckon it would be more difficult to pull off than the PS2 games HD Collection, if it ever did happen."