• SlyCooperFan1

    June 30, 2020 was the 25th anniversary of the Ace Combat franchise! While Ace Combat has its roots in the two arcade games, Air Combat and Air Combat 22, the franchise officially began on June 30, 1995 with the Japanese release of the first Ace Combat game on the PlayStation.

    A few official announcements and a big teaser took place over the past couple of days to commemorate the anniversary. Let's go through them!

    Translation by User:TaskForce23

    Unfortunately, the has changed the world this year, and a lot of what Project Aces wanted to do was simply impossible, canceled, or postponed in the wake of this global crisis. Other than the LINE stickers and the AC7 update earlier in the year, this is all they could do.

    Personally, I didn't expect anything at…

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  • SlyCooperFan1

    This year is the 25th anniversary of the Ace Combat franchise! Last year, Brand Director Kazutoki Kono and Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Producer Manabu Shimomoto revealed that there would be some surprises in store for the fans to celebrate the franchise's 25th anniversary, which takes place on June 30, the date of Air Combats release in 1995.

    A free update to Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will arrive on April 2nd! This update will add a bunch of new skins and emblems to the game for all players on all platforms!

    The free new skins are as follows:

    • F-15C Strider 2 (Count)
    • F-16C Mage 1 (Clown)
    • F/A-18F Spare 6 (Full Band)
    • MiG-29A Spare 8 (Champ)
    • Mirage 2000-5 Spare 11 (Tabloid)
    • Rafale M Alicorn (SACS)
    • Su-47 Mimic 01 (Rage)
    • Su-47 Mimic 02 (Scream)
    • Su-33 Spare 2 (Co…

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  • SlyCooperFan1

    AC7 DLC Info Dump

    September 12, 2019 by SlyCooperFan1

    Everyone, meet the Alicorn, a nuclear submarine that we will get to know very well in the DLC missions of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. We've gotten quite a lot of nuggets of lore in the trailers we've seen thus far, so here's what we know about what we're getting!

    First off, the DLC missions themselves. All three missions take place between "Bunker Buster" and "Cape Rainy Assault" in the main campaign. You can access the DLC missions through the new "SP MISSION" section in the menu.

    1. "Unexpected Visitor"
      • Release Date: September 25, 2019
      • Operation Date: September 4, 2019
      • Location: Artiglio Port
      • Objective: Shoot down the Erusean fighters trying to defend the Alicorn. Erusea is supported by ECM aircraft that will block our radar. We will be supported by …

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  • SlyCooperFan1

    Welcome to the first Acepedia Update after the full release of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown on all three platforms! We're over a month after the console releases, and almost three weeks after the Steam release! Early indications are looking really good. AC7's sales figures appear to be far surpassing both AC6 and Assault Horizon, and reviews are fairly consistent and mostly positive: tight gameplay, deep (if at times complicated) story, and incredible visuals.

    As you would expect, Acepedia has been hard at work over these last few weeks, gathering as much data and info as possible. Aces At War: A History 2019 having accessible English and Chinese versions in addition to Japanese is an incredible help in this aspect.

    So let's go over what the past mon…

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  • Qbicle

    In Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, the Clear Rank for campaign mode's and VR mode's missions are graded by a combination of both Time Bonus and Destruction Score. In other words, players need to be quick and take down a sufficient number of enemy targets to earn the S ranks. This requirement is the same regardless of the mission's difficulty.

    When looking at the results after a mission, a few things need to be taken into account:

    • Total time to complete a mission
    • Time Bonus
    • Destruction Score

    Let's start with the Destruction Score, which is relatively straightforward. All enemy targets you have destroyed in a mission are summed up in this score. Enemy targets destroyed by allied forces do not count, nor do targets that cannot be destroyed in the miss…

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  • Qbicle

    "Welcome back to Strangereal!" Masato Kanno tweeted from Project Aces' official Twitter account on December 6, 2015, shortly after the newest Ace Combat game's teaser trailer. Fans rejoiced upon the news. After all, the last numbered Ace Combat title before then, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, released way back in 2007.

    Strangereal is the name of the alternate universe where most of the Ace Combat games take place. As brand director Kazutoki Kono has mentioned in interviews, the name "Strangereal" was first coined as "Strange Real World" to refer to the reality within Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies (aka Ace Combat: Distant Thunder in Europe) when the developer was constructing the said game's lore, albeit a grammatically wrong term. The name "Str…

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  • SlyCooperFan1

    Another Acepedia Update, less than a month since the last one? Yep, it's definitely the run-up to a new game :D

    I've got three important things to bring to everyone's attention: new featured blog posts, our new spoiler policy, and our new mission article layout! Plus, an extra surprise: a new German wiki!

    If you check out our Main Page (revamped in the Dark Blue update) you'll notice a new Featured Blog Posts section in the right sidebar! Over the years, Acepedia has hosted sporadic blog posts from users who have wanted to talk about a popular theory, ideas for the next game, and more. We'd like to start encouraging users to write more blog posts like these!

    I've already got the ball rolling with two of my own blog posts that were previously …

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  • SlyCooperFan1

    Greetings, fellow aces! It's been one hell of a summer. From E3 to Gamescom to Tokyo Game Show, the days of our news droughts are finally over and we're counting down the days to the release of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown! What a fitting celebration for Acepedia's 12th anniversary this past August :D

    I've said in the past that Acepedia would have to get ready for a flood of information when the game releases, and a large part of those preparations is now complete. I want to run through a few things that have changed on the wiki in the past few days.

    Myself, User:Qbicle, and User:MyNamesFurii have spent the past couple of hours figuring out a few updates to our colors and the images we use for our logos.

    First, the artists out there will quickl…

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  • SlyCooperFan1
    This article was previously published at FANDOM on April 5, 2016.

    The Ace Combat series is a varied one, with many enjoyable mechanics and some not-as-enjoyable issues. There's still a notable lack of information on the upcoming Ace Combat 7 but its developers have a history of over 15 prior games to improve upon. What can – and should – this next installment learn from the previous games in the series?

    As obvious as it may seem to suggest fixing bugs, some Ace Combat games have had the same consistent, annoying bugs. One of the most popular bugs plaguing all of the games is the AI's ability to fly through the ground. Even Ace Combat Infinity, the latest console game in the series, has this problem. Some fans joke that this shouldn't ever be fixed,…

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  • SlyCooperFan1
    This article was previously published at FANDOM on March 13, 2016.

    Fans were overjoyed to learn that Ace Combat 7 would be one of many Ace Combat games to take place in a fictional world known as "Strangereal". Strangereal's Earth is completely different from our own; the landmasses, countries, and history are completely unique. Most Ace Combat games that take place in this fictional world are highly reviewed, and fans have been asking for a new game to take place in Strangereal for years.

    The most recent releases in the Ace Combat series – Ace Combat: Assault Horizon and Ace Combat Infinity – instead took place on our real Earth. Sure, fictional events took place with fictional characters, but they involved the United States, Russia, Japan, Duba…

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