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"This... This is no remnant resistance. This war's not over yet."
― PJ

The Final Overture is the 14th campaign mission in Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War. Similar to Juggernaut and Merlon, the player can choose one of three operations to take part in.

Briefing

We've received a report that remaining Belkan troops are converging on Belka's northeast coast of Anfang. The enemy is deploying land, sea and air strike teams. These troops refuse to accept the Belkan interim government's official capitulation, and are adamantly resisting. In light of the current political situation, this mission will be a top-secret operation carried out entirely by mercenaries. The mission will be called Operation Broom, and will be divided into three separate areas. The Mars strike team will attack enemy naval vessels and surface troops along the coast. The Mercury strike team will engage land units and enemy fighters that are using a tunnel as a makeshift air base. The Jupiter strike team will be responsible for maintaining air superiority after the Mars and Mercury teams have completed their missions. This operation will begin at 1600, when the capitulation ceremony takes place in Lumen. Mars team will strike first, followed by Mercury and then Jupiter. Choose carefully which team you wish to join. That is all.

Mission Descriptions

Mars

Objectives

Mars is an anti-surface mission, combining ground targets on the coastline and enemy ships west of the coast. A small group of Gripens also defend the area after the player destroys some of the enemies.

The player will complete the mission upon destroying all TGTs.

Enemy Lists

The following enemy lists are taken from the Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War Perfect Guide Book.[1]

Standard Units
Unit Points Count Difficulty Notes
Icon-AirEnemy.svg AH-64 300 1
Icon-AirEnemy.svg GRIPEN C 520 2 [note 1]
Icon-GroundTGT.svg
Icon-GroundTGT.svg
AEGIS
SAM
1300
120
1
2
[note 2]
Icon-GroundTGT.svg
Icon-GroundTGT.svg
Icon-GroundTGT.svg
CRUISER
SAM
AA GUN
1000
120
100
2
2
2
[note 2]
Icon-GroundTGT.svg SAM 120 7
Icon-GroundTGT.svg AA GUN 100 3
Icon-GroundEnemy.svg APC 100 3
Icon-GroundEnemy.svg TANK 150 6
Icon-GroundEnemy.svg MSSL.BOAT 120 6
Icon-GroundNeutral.svg CONT.SHIP 300 5
Icon-GroundNeutral.svg HOUSE 200 7
Icon-GroundNeutral.svg TENT S 150 3
Special Units
AR # Unit Points Campaign
Completed
Minimum
Difficulty
Ace Style Notes
Icon-AirEnemy.svg 117 TND-GR.4 "Weihe" 1040 Very Easy [note 3]
Icon-AirEnemy.svg 118 Gripen C "Messer 1" 1150 Hard [note 4]
Icon-AirEnemy.svg 119 Gripen C "Messer 2" 1150 Hard [note 4]
Icon-AirEnemy.svg 120 Rafale M "Kranich" 1460 Ace [note 5]

S Rank

Earning an S rank on Mars requires completing the mission in 8 minutes or less.[1]

Debriefing

Thanks to your help, the operation was a success. The ceremony was also conducted without any trouble. We are still investigating why so many enemy forces were converging together, but have succeeded in cutting off the remaining resistance forces from the rest of the Belkan army.

Mercury

Objectives

Mercury is a combined air-to-air/air-to-ground mission. The player must destroy some ground facilities, but some Belkan aircraft marked as TGTs will spawn out of nearby tunnels. There are also many neutral ground targets that the player may wish to destroy on a Mercenary Ace Style.

The player will complete the mission upon destroying all TGTs.

Enemy Lists

The following enemy lists are taken from the Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War Perfect Guide Book.[2]

Standard Units
Unit Points Count Difficulty Notes
Icon-AirTGT.svg F-14D (A) 500 2 Hard (or below) [note 6]
630 2 Expert/Ace
Icon-AirTGT.svg F-14D (B) 500 3 Hard (or below) [note 7]
630 3 Expert/Ace
Icon-AirTGT.svg GRIPEN C 520 2 [note 8]
Icon-AirTGT.svg GRIPEN C 520 1 [note 9]
Icon-AirTGT.svg GRIPEN C 520 1 [note 10]
Icon-AirTGT.svg GRIPEN C 520 1 [note 11]
Icon-AirTGT.svg GRIPEN C 520 1 [note 12]
Icon-AirTGT.svg GRIPEN C 520 1 [note 13]
Icon-AirTGT.svg GRIPEN C 520 1 [note 14]
Icon-AirEnemy.svg F-14D 500 2
Icon-AirEnemy.svg F-14D 500 2 [note 15]
Icon-AirEnemy.svg AH-64 300 4
Icon-GroundTGT.svg SAM 120 5 [note 16]
Icon-GroundTGT.svg AA GUN 100 10 [note 16]
Icon-GroundNeutral.svg FUEL TANK 200 2
Icon-GroundNeutral.svg FACILITY 400 3
Icon-GroundNeutral.svg TENT M 200 3
Icon-GroundNeutral.svg HOUSE 200 2
Special Units
AR # Unit Points Campaign
Completed
Minimum
Difficulty
Ace Style Notes
Icon-AirEnemy.svg 121 F-4E "Lanze" 800 Very Easy [note 17]
Icon-AirEnemy.svg 122 F-15E "Albatros" 1250 Hard [note 18]
Icon-AirEnemy.svg 123 F/A-22A "Adler" 1640 Ace

S Rank

Earning an S rank on Mercury requires completing the mission in 8 minutes or less.[2]

Debriefing

Thanks to your help, the operation was a success. The ceremony was also conducted without any trouble. The various governments will meet to decide upon what happens to Belka now, in accordance with the war-end agreement.

Jupiter

Objectives

Jupiter is solely an anti-air mission. The player must shoot down almost every hostile aircraft in the area. However, while the player may be fooled by a single EA-6B Prowler jamming the airspace, many more will spawn and cover a large area in jamming. More aircraft will also spawn out of nearby tunnels as reinforcements.

The player will complete the mission upon destroying all TGTs.

Enemy Lists

The following enemy lists are taken from the Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War Perfect Guide Book.[3]

Standard Units
Unit Points Count Difficulty Notes
Icon-AirTGT.svg F-14D 500 2
Icon-AirTGT.svg MiG-31 440 3 Hard (or below)
550 3 Expert/Ace
Icon-AirTGT.svg EA-6B 330 1 Very Easy/Easy Radar jamming
440 1 Normal/Hard
550 1 Expert/Ace
Icon-AirTGT.svg EA-6B 330 4 Very Easy/Easy Radar jamming[note 19]
440 4 Normal/Hard
550 4 Expert/Ace
Icon-AirTGT.svg F-15C 460 2 [note 19]
Icon-AirTGT.svg F-15C 460 2 Hard (or below) [note 20]
580 2 Expert/Ace
Icon-AirTGT.svg AH-64 300 1 [note 19]
Icon-AirTGT.svg GRIPEN C 520 6 [note 20]
Icon-AirEnemy.svg E-767 1000 1
Icon-AirNeutral.svg C-130 800 1 [note 19]
Icon-AirNeutral.svg C-130 800 1 [note 20]
Special Units
AR # Unit Points Campaign
Completed
Minimum
Difficulty
Ace Style Notes
Icon-AirEnemy.svg 124 MiG-21bis "Eisente" 780 Very Easy [note 21]
Icon-AirEnemy.svg 125 Su-32 "Feinheit" 1400 Hard
Icon-AirEnemy.svg 126 YF-23A "Lilie" 1610 Ace

S Rank

Earning an S rank on Jupiter requires completing the mission in 8 minutes or less.[3]

Debriefing

Thanks to your help, the operation was a success. The ceremony was also conducted without any trouble. The various governments will meet to discuss how to deal with the mercenary forces, in accordance with the war-end agreement.

Trivia

  • The strike teams are named after real-world planets, which are in turn named after gods in Roman mythology.

Footnotes

  1. These Gripen Cs spawn after the player destroys any 10 non-yellow surface units. On Hard and Expert difficulties, the player must shoot down "Messer 1" and "Messer 2" first. On Ace difficulty, the player must shoot down "Kranich" first, then "Messer 1" and "Messer 2".
  2. 2.0 2.1 If the player destroys this ship's weapons first, the ship will become neutralized and the player will only receive points for the weapons. If the player destroys the ship body itself, the entire ship will be destroyed and the player will receive points for both the ship and its weapons.
  3. "Weihe" spawns after the player neutralizes or destroys two TGT ships.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Messer 1" and "Messer 2" spawn after the player destroys any 10 non-yellow surface units. On Ace difficulty, the player must shoot down "Kranich" first.
  5. "Kranich" spawns after the player destroys any 10 non-yellow surface units.
  6. The F-14Ds in Group A spawn once the player completes one of the following conditions:
    • Approacing the eastern group of ground targets before approaching the western group.
    • Shooting down the F-14Ds in Group B.
  7. The F-14Ds in Group B spawn once the player completes one of the following conditions:
    • Approaching the western group of ground targets before approaching the eastern group.
    • Shooting down the F-14Ds in Group A.
    • Destroying 22 or more TGTs.
  8. These Gripen Cs spawn at both tunnels, one at each tunnel, at the start of the mission.
  9. This Gripen C spawns in the eastern tunnel after the player destroys five ground TGTs.
  10. This Gripen C spawns in the eastern tunnel after the player shoots down three air TGTs.
  11. This Gripen C spawns in the eastern tunnel once the player completes one of the following conditions:
    • Destroying six ground TGTs and shooting down four aerial TGTs (only counting the Gripen Cs that spawn in the eastern tunnel and the F-14Ds in Group A)
    • Destroying six ground TGTs and shooting down any nine aircraft
  12. This Gripen C spawns in the western tunnel once the player destroys four ground TGTs or shoots down nine air TGTs.
  13. This Gripen C spawns in the western tunnel once the player destroys four ground TGTs or shoots down seven air TGTs.
  14. This Gripen C spawns in the western tunnel once the player completes one of the following conditions:
    • Destroying four ground TGTs and shooting down four aerial TGTs (only counting the Gripen Cs that spawn in the western tunnel and the F-14Ds in Group B)
    • Destroying three ground TGTs and shooting down nine aerial TGTs
  15. These F-14Ds spawn once the player shoots down 10 aerial TGTs with at least nine TGTs still remaining on the ground.
  16. 16.0 16.1 The AA GUNs and SAMs on the Mercury strike team fire less often on Very Easy and Easy difficulties.
  17. "Lanze" spawns only if the player shoots down any Gripen C before it takes off from the runways outside the tunnels.
  18. "Albatros" spawns if the player destroys all of the ground TGTs before destroying all of the air TGTs. Unlocks the F-15E's Special color.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 These aircraft spawn after the player shoots down any two TGTs.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 These aircraft spawn after the player shoots down any 10 TGTs.
  21. "Eisente" spawns if the player shoots down at least one EA-6B and at least four other aircraft in the first 75 seconds of the mission. "Eisente" will not spawn until the 75 seconds have elapsed.

References

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