Operation Arcadia is the final battle of the Circum-Pacific War.
Following the Battle of Sudentor, the control systems of the Strategic Orbital Linear Gun were destroyed. However, what the joint Osean-Yuktobanian forces didn't know was that the SOLG was pre-programmed to descend into the planet & strike the Osean capital of Oured in the case that the connection with its control cores was ever severed.
Thus, 24 hours after Sudentor, Osean High Command revealed that the SOLG was en-route to the lower atmosphere.
The Unsung War
At 06:00 AM, the Razgriz Air Command Squadron took off from a express highway (as an improvised runway) in Oured, en-route to their final mission.
The SOLG's descent point was at the northwest of Oured, planetfall ETA 5 minutes. On their way to the descent area, the Razgriz were intercepted by a 8-craft joint Grabacr-Ofnir squadron, who were ready to defend the SOLG, at the cost of their very lives. The final battle between the Belkan aggressors & the Ghosts of Razgriz took place, however the Demons surpassed their enemies and ended out victorious.
The harbingers of the Circum-Pacific War dead, the Razgriz proceeded towards the descent point. After a short while, the SOLG finally descended to the lower atmosphere, thus leaving it wide open for attack. Razgriz proceeded to damage and destroy the panels, sending the panels flying away. Soon the Razgriz damaged the SOLG.
Shortly after the interception, the SOLG detonated over the ocean, the fragments of the machine lighting up the skies of Oured, waking up the citizens of Oured.
- [Depending on how much time is left until SOLG reentry when Grabacr and Ofnir are defeated, all, some, or none of the following dialogue will take place]
- Nagase: I see light to the east... morning's coming.
- Grimm: Our night flight is over. I can't wait to see it, the most beautiful sunrise ever!
- Snow: And the sun will continue to rise, now and forever.
- Grimm: I just remembered...my birthday's coming up next week.
- Snow: See? Aren't you glad you're still alive?
- Grimm: I bet my mom will be glad to see my brother come back home from Yuktobania.
- Snow: You ought to go make her happy too. We're almost done here.
- Snow: .Captain, I want to thank you.
- Grimm: ...Captain Snow?
- Snow: Flying as a wingman again, I now know how my men felt.
- Nagase: I vowed to myself that I would never lose another flight lead.
- Nagase: And that's what kept me flying up until now. So please...
- Nagase: Please Blaze... let me fly as your wingman just a little longer.
- After the Grabacr/Ofnir encounter, a MiG-1.44 MFI, callsign "Replicator", will enter the airspace from the south of Oured, if one minute or more remains on the SOLG counter.
- If the player does not destroy the SOLG before the mission timer runs out, a short cutscene will show the SOLG smashing into Oured, before the standard "Mission Failed" message appears.
- The title of the piano tune that begins when Grabacr and Ofnir are defeated and plays until the SOLG descends into the combat airspace is "15 Years Ago".