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  • SlyCooperFan1
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    ''Ace Combat 7'' has been confirmed.
    19:44, December 5, 2015
    ACE COMBAT 20th Anniversary Infinity Emblem

    Use this thread to discuss the 20-year anniversary of Ace Combat on June 30, 2015.

    Replies related to anything else will be deleted. If you're looking for discussion on Ace Combat Infinity's 1-year anniversary, click here.

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    • That emblem sparks my interest. You can see Garm on the left and what appears to be a dog on the right (referencing Wardog Squadron). Can you spot any more hidden references?

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    • Yep. Two scythes at the bottom are likely referencing Reaper, and there's also the Neucom emblem below them.

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    • I noticed infinity-symbol emblem on the very center, pretty much likely Mobius. 

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    • A bird under the left "X". Either Crow team or Garuda team. Somwthing that looks like a bird's wings on fire under the right "X". Phoenix.

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    • There is always The Coca Cola! XD jokes apart, something big will come that day, I'm sure, I look forward!!

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    • Somehow the pattern similar with the ones prior to Infinity reveal. 

      FIrst, a new picture is posted. Infinity's case : new image about Project Aces logo is posted.

      Second, it involves a bottle of softdrink pictured together with image related with the teased upcoming Ace Combat game. Infinity's case : bottle of softdrink pictured alongside Bone Arrow Squadron emblem.

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    • SlyCooperFan1 wrote:
      Yep. Two scythes at the bottom are likely referencing Reaper, and there's also the Neucom emblem below them.

      The pair of scythes made me curious. The first one references Reaper, as what you said. The second one would indirectly refer to Mobius One due to the nickname the Erusians used to call him.

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    • 114.124.37.207 wrote:
      A bird under the left "X". Either Crow team or Garuda team. Somwthing that looks like a bird's wings on fire under the right "X". Phoenix.

      Looks like Gryphus and Falco to me.

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    • Picture aside, what do you guys think they'll do for the Anniversary?

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    • Demons of Hræsvelgr wrote:
      Picture aside, what do you guys think they'll do for the Anniversary?

      Perhaps one of these :

      1. Remaster of Ace Combat 04, 5,and Zero.

      2. Port of Ace Combat 6.

      3. Ace Combat with new storylines. (takes place before Zero, perhaps ?)

      4. Anthology of some of the most memorable missions of Ace Combat series, but redone with Assault Horizon / Infinity engine or the more upgraded version of it. I would called this "Ace Combat : Chronicles"

      5. HD version of X series ? Skies of Deception and/or Joint Assault, perhaps ? (notice the XX in the picture, eventhough that actually means the anniversary of Ace Combat itself).

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    • Okay, we're officially allowed to hype now? Good. Because i'm pretty excited.

      Something tells me we'll get something from each game. I'm placing my bets on

      a) A continued ACI game

      b) HD remaster of some of the games, most likely 4, 5 and/or Zero

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    • It. Is. Going down for real. Are you ready aces?

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    • Wildfire 1 wrote:
      Okay, we're officially allowed to hype now? Good. Because i'm pretty excited.

      Something tells me we'll get something from each game. I'm placing my bets on

      a) A continued ACI game

      b) HD remaster of some of the games, most likely 4, 5 and/or Zero

      Somehow the picture kinda hints for HD remaster of PS2 trilogy.

      If you look at the picture from left to right and picked the emblems at the most left outer edge, the most center, and the most right outer edge, it follows Strangereal timeline in chronological order: 1995 (Galm),  2004-2006 (Mobius), and 2010 (Wardog). 

      But, still, it may hints many other possibilites. 

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    • Or maybe a brand new game in Strangereal......

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    • What do you do with an HD collection, when there may be a completely new one?

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    • If they make an Antology , i'm hoping for AC6 to be included as well , graphic and gameplay-wise , it has the biggest eye-candy for me , but unfortunally i never had a Xbox 360 so i could'nt play.

      But i'm hoping for a new AC game , this time they need to make us able to perform advanced manouvers at will (like HAWX).

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    • 628612 wrote:
      If they make an Antology , i'm hoping for AC6 to be included as well , graphic and gameplay-wise , it has the biggest eye-candy for me , but unfortunally i never had a Xbox 360 so i could'nt play.

      But i'm hoping for a new AC game , this time they need to make us able to perform advanced manouvers at will (like HAWX).

      Well, if advanced maneouvers are to be included for next game, perhaps bringing back the High-G Turn from AC6 should do.

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    • Hmm, Maybe with all the clues that it's given around here, maybe this game will be either:

      The extended console version of Infinity.

      A compilation of the top AC games.

      A remake of Joint Assault.

      But this must be applied to all of them: GIVE THEM A WII U VERSION!

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    • This "Simulation" game is only for PS4/X1/PC

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    • Shayanomer wrote:
      This "Simulation" game is only for PS4/X1/PC

      STILL!!! WII U DESERVES A CHANCE!

      Also, did you noticed the ship that looks like Spiridus on the right side of the picture?

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    • I'm not sure if that's the Spiridus... there's a Super Hornet clearly visible further up, and I'm assuming that the reflection of light on another Super Hornet's wings is what's making it look like it's the Spiridus.

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    • I'm pretty sure its the Spiridus. Could this be a HD remake of Joint Assault?

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    • I'm not so sure...

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    • Yes! That's definitely a Spiridus. See the stars above the two X's. There are 12 stars divided into five groups. 4, 1, 2, 2, 3. Remind me again, how many Ace Combat games are there?

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    • 15. 16 if you count Assault Horizon Legacy + as another game.

      That is definitely NOT the Spiridus. The Spiridus has a vertical stabilizer-like structure at the ends of its wings, and the aircraft in the image does not have that. It has to be a Super Hornet. If not, fine, but it is NOT the Spiridus.

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    • I see a small Uroboros near the scythes and what seems to be a four-leaves clover. Referencing Shamrock of Garuda team. About the stars, it could mean something to the better known games. The grouping seems to be linked to the consoles or naming similarity. 4 stars : AC1, AC22, AC2, and AC3. The four old titles. One star is the only title to be released in X360 and created many outrages, AC6. 2 stars : ACX and ACX2. 2 stars : ACAH and ACAHL. Both are naming similarities and the same PSP console for ACX and X2. Three last stars are the PS2 titles : AC04, AC5, ACZ. The lone big star above them is of course the ongoing title, Infinity. The title that brings together many memories from the past.

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    • I'm intrigued! <3

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    • Don't know why anyone has pointed it out yet, but both Galm's and Wardog's Dog reference Varcolar squadron's emblem (although they're facing each other and not away)

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    • You know what? I'm pretty sure they will announce a new Ace Combat , 1-2 years of infinity was enough to finance a new game i'm sure. Also i would'nt be surprised if it is a full game based on the infinity , where the plot  is to destroy the OLDS and destroy the USEA Federation , also , i would'nt find it weird if they mantain the leveling system of the infinity and give the game the treatment that GTA V received , a whole same game with different mechanics but the same gameplay , and allow for transfer of your infinity progress to the game , and with any luck NO SORTIE FUEL SYSTEM , with more options of customization (add more than one emblem anywhere you want , paint your aircraft , unlock missile smoke and so on) Tourneys based on skill not money and the whole arsenal of original aircraft (from the XFA-27 to the CFA-44 and hand-held planes aswell)

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    • To the above comments: Which planes you're arguing whether it is Spiridus or Super Hornet ? The one on the right (which is totally the Super Hornet)or the one near the center-bottom that is near-completely blocked by the emblem ? I see what might be a part of the right horizontal stabilizer of a plane while the rest of its body is completely obscured by the emblem. But somewhat I think of two things:

      1. If that obscured object is closer than the Super Hornet on the right, I think it might be the other Super Hornet viewed from the same angle and banking at the same position.

      2. If it's actually a distant object, miles away, in front of the Super Hornet on the right, it looks like Aigaion. Maybe an Aigaion-class heavy-command cruiser  ?

      Either way, perhaps the more it draws closer to the 20th anniversary, the clearer view of the whole image we might get.

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    • More discovery. There are actually four birds up there under the two X. Clockwise from the Garmr, it's Garuda's emblem, with its wings swept backward, facing the right. Left of Wardog is Falco's emblem. Both wings swept forward, you can also see a Falcon head. Underneath Falco is Phoenix's emblem. Curved wings, facing the left. To the left is Gryphus' emblem, facing the right side. A wing swept forward, and a bunch of neck feather belonging to the Vultur Gryphus bird. You can also find a Scorpion stinger on the left side on top of the Möbius strip, partially blocked by the Gryphus wing and 20th text.

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    • I wonder what does the "Confidential" label on the picture do. I'm thinking it may be either just a label or a special action button that shows something if clicked on it. 

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    • I'm starting to think that this emblem will be in Ace Combat Infinity.

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    • I don't think this emblem is specifically tied to any future project, just a promotional piece created as an homage to the full gamut of past games in recognition of the anniversary. I mean, there is just no conceivable way you could cram all of those aces into a single game wihtout completely trashing the story. It's fun spotting all the easter eggs in that emblem, but I don't think it means anything specifc about the future of the franchise - just a celebration of the past.

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    • DRosencraft wrote:
      I don't think this emblem is specifically tied to any future project, just a promotional piece created as an homage to the full gamut of past games in recognition of the anniversary. I mean, there is just no conceivable way you could cram all of those aces into a single game wihtout completely trashing the story. It's fun spotting all the easter eggs in that emblem, but I don't think it means anything specifc about the future of the franchise - just a celebration of the past.

      What a shame, for me it was an excellent choice since it is an emblem to celebrate the whole series. Now I would like to take a look at the can of cola in the photo, do you think that has anything to do with Ace Combat? it may be that they will launch, for a limited period, the cans of Coca Cola with Ace Combat themed emblems on it, very similar to the collaboration event between Lemon Soda and Naruto. You know what I mean?

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    • It's clear now that the emblem represents the entire series, as it should. But you know what, this emblem is merely celebrating the 20 years of the series, nothing beyond that. I think we are not looking at the point of this picture, which is the covered part (the new games's cover or a segment of a new trailer, i don't know). Not saying we won't get a HD remaster of the previous or games or whatever but there's more on that than just this emblem. 

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    • An HD remastered would be a bad idea :( in addition the administrator said that It's not in progress.

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    • It's not an emblem, guys, it's a celebratory crest they designed to signify the series as a whole. Try fitting this in that small square the emblems have in Infinity; it wouldn't work.

      @Phoenix melody 93: The can of Coca-Cola has nothing to do with anything. There's an idea that it's blocking something in the image, but obviously we can't see it so we can't say that for sure.

      Also, I never said that an HD collection of the previous games is not in progress. What I said was, we don't know if it is.

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    • SlyCooperFan1 wrote:
      It's not an emblem, guys, it's a celebratory crest they designed to signify the series as a whole. Try fitting this in that small square the emblems have in Infinity; it wouldn't work.

      @Phoenix melody 93: The can of Coca-Cola has nothing to do with anything. There's an idea that it's blocking something in the image, but obviously we can't see it so we can't say that for sure.

      Also, I never said that an HD collection of the previous games is not in progress. What I said was, we don't know if it is.

      I agree. Just like the way last year's Infinity has a bottle of Club Soda blocking the Bone Arrow Squadron. As with the case with the 20th anniv. image, I guess it can be either the planned Ace Combat game (remaster, port, new, something else) or, if it's indeed gonna be a new Ace Combat game, emblem for important characters. Or perhaps the icons of the gaming platforms that are to be supported by the game. 

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    • SlyCooperFan1 wrote:
      It's not an emblem, guys, it's a celebratory crest they designed to signify the series as a whole. Try fitting this in that small square the emblems have in Infinity; it wouldn't work.

      @Phoenix melody 93: The can of Coca-Cola has nothing to do with anything. There's an idea that it's blocking something in the image, but obviously we can't see it so we can't say that for sure.

      Also, I never said that an HD collection of the previous games is not in progress. What I said was, we don't know if it is.

      Good to hear from the good man.

      Also, what do you think what the trailer would look like. Maybe it will include the fan-favorite music pieces of all of Ace Combat including:

      The opening song of Air Combat

      If The Sky Is Burnin Out! (Air Combat 22)

      Fire Youngman (Ace Combat 2)

      Engage (Ace Combat 3)

      Comona (Ace Combat 4)

      First Flight (Ace Combat 5)

      Zero (Ace Combat Zero)

      Alect Squadron,Armada,Operation X (Ace Combat X)

      A rock remix of The Liberation of Gracemeria (Ace Combat 6)

      In The Zone (Ace Combat X2

      Gotta Stay Fly (Ace Combat Assault Horizon)

      And it all ends with Like a Phoenix Rising (Ace Combat 3D Cross Rumble).

      Each music plays while the main aces (Phoenix, Nemo, Mobius 1, Blaze, Cipher, Gryphus 1, Talisman, Falco 1, Antares and William Bishop) fight against their enemy aces (Z.O.E, Dision, Yellow 13, Ashley Bernitz, Solo Wing Pixy, Alect 1 in the Fenrir, Ilya Pasternak, Milosz Sulejmani and Andrei Markov) and the trailer ends with all the aces flying to the sunset, sounds cool right?

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    • SlyCooperFan1 wrote:
      It's not an emblem, guys, it's a celebratory crest they designed to signify the series as a whole. Try fitting this in that small square the emblems have in Infinity; it wouldn't work.

      @Phoenix melody 93: The can of Coca-Cola has nothing to do with anything. There's an idea that it's blocking something in the image, but obviously we can't see it so we can't say that for sure.

      Also, I never said that an HD collection of the previous games is not in progress. What I said was, we don't know if it is.


      Sorry, perhaps I confused with another person who said this. However I am sure that they are making a completely new game! ^^

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    • We'll probably get a teaser or something of a new project they are working on. Similar to the teaser campaign they did with Infinity. I mean, I wouldn't expect to be playing the new game/ HD re-renders until early-mid next year.

      I see the Spiridus too whenever I look at that... well, what ever it is. It has the right shape, the vertical fin that connects the bi-wing, as well as having the right main body shape. Either that, or a good editing trick.

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    • And If, instead, you are confusing the spiridus with X-49 Night raven or Geopelia?

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    • Phoenix melody 93 wrote:
      And If, instead, you are confusing the spiridus with X-49 Night raven or Geopelia?

      You're right, I was mistaken. I just looked at the Spiridus again, and, I was way off. Looks like it's about time to dust off the PSP again :P

      Out of the 2, It looks more like the X-49 Night Raven, as it has straighter edges, rather than curved edges like the Geopelia. 

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    • Demons of Hræsvelgr wrote:
      Phoenix melody 93 wrote:
      And If, instead, you are confusing the spiridus with X-49 Night raven or Geopelia?
      You're right, I was mistaken. I just looked at the Spiridus again, and, I was way off. Looks like it's about time to dust off the PSP again :P

      Out of the 2, It looks more like the X-49 Night Raven, as it has straighter edges, rather than curved edges like the Geopelia. 

      Have to agree with you there. It isn't the Spiridus because of the lack of upward wing tips

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    • Shayanomer wrote:

      Demons of Hræsvelgr wrote:
      Phoenix melody 93 wrote:
      And If, instead, you are confusing the spiridus with X-49 Night raven or Geopelia?
      You're right, I was mistaken. I just looked at the Spiridus again, and, I was way off. Looks like it's about time to dust off the PSP again :P

      Out of the 2, It looks more like the X-49 Night Raven, as it has straighter edges, rather than curved edges like the Geopelia. 

      Have to agree with you there. It isn't the Spiridus because of the lack of upward wing tips

      Yeah! I was right, this is not the Spiridus! X)
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    • Shayanomer wrote:
      Demons of Hræsvelgr wrote:
      Phoenix melody 93 wrote:
      And If, instead, you are confusing the spiridus with X-49 Night raven or Geopelia?
      You're right, I was mistaken. I just looked at the Spiridus again, and, I was way off. Looks like it's about time to dust off the PSP again :P

      Out of the 2, It looks more like the X-49 Night Raven, as it has straighter edges, rather than curved edges like the Geopelia. 

      Have to agree with you there. It isn't the Spiridus because of the lack of upward wing tips

      Is just a blurry image Shayan, we are not sure what airbourne fortress is yet. On the other hand, what do you think of the trailer suggestion I said?

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    • If you zoom in you can clearly see the Night Raven. Also, it's not confirmed if the game at E3 will be another AC. Who knows? It could be another brand new IP.

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    • I wonder if this is or is not a Concept Art for a New game (except emblem).

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    • Shayanomer wrote:
      If you zoom in you can clearly see the Night Raven. Also, it's not confirmed if the game at E3 will be another AC. Who knows? It could be another brand new IP.

      Well, if the "new IP" is a spin-off game with style similar to Ace Combat, I'll still look forward to it. Perhaps Area 88 ? Yukikaze ? or the unconfirmed Galaxian Heroes game, which is more unlikely since the image doesn't have anything to do with space combat ?

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    • Galaxian Heroes is ruled out because it doesn't classify as a "simulation" game.

      Although this is speculation, this article shows a "Flight Games" section which does not include Bamco.

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    • Shayanomer wrote:
      Galaxian Heroes is ruled out because it doesn't classify as a "simulation" game.

      Although this is speculation, this article shows a "Flight Games" section which does not include Bamco.

      Mysteries everywhere for the next Ace Combat! What a world... WHAT A WORLD...

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    • Shayanomer wrote:
      Galaxian Heroes is ruled out because it doesn't classify as a "simulation" game.

      Although this is speculation, this article shows a "Flight Games" section which does not include Bamco.

      But it also says that it is a POSSIBLE list. There are no simulation games section either (wich the E3 site has)

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    • 628612 wrote:
      Shayanomer wrote:
      Galaxian Heroes is ruled out because it doesn't classify as a "simulation" game.

      Although this is speculation, this article shows a "Flight Games" section which does not include Bamco.

      But it also says that it is a POSSIBLE list. There are no simulation games section either (wich the E3 site has)

      Another thing to note, I think the genres are taken from each publishers' official website. In Bamco's website there's no Flight genre. The closest thing is Action and Simulation. For instance: Ace Combat 6 is categorized as Simulation and Joint Assault as Action.

      https://www.bandainamcoent.eu/product/ace-combat-6-fires-of-liberation/xbox-360

      https://www.bandainamcoent.eu/product/ace-combat-joint-assault/psp

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    • You guys cannot possibly be this blind. Go look at what the X-49 Night Raven and XR-900 Geopelia look like, and compare that to the image in the first post here, and just dare to even think that either aircraft in that picture is a Night Raven or Geopelia. If you're blind, that's your own fault and please go see your nearest optician for an eye exam, but stop claiming that it's an X-49 or XR-900 or Spiridus. It's not even close to any of them. It's a damn Super Hornet, just compare it to the Super Hornet above it. Now please stop making stupid claims.

      Also the article that Shayanomer linked is incorrect. They did not include Bandai Namco's simulation title, which means that Gaming Bolt has an incomplete list there.

      Guys, I need everyone to take a breather. There's no hidden message here yet. It's a celebratory crest containing elements from the entire series with two F/A-18Fs flying next to it and a can of Coca-Cola. If anything comes out, like a trailer prior to E3, then it'll be all over the place. If nothing comes out until E3, then we've got a month to wait.

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    • wow, ok sly.

      it is clearly a super hornet,

      but i would indeed chill :S

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    • I'm still a bit curious as to why there are two Super Hornets along all the other stuff, though. I mean, it could've been anything - a FALKEN, a Morgan, a Wyvern - so why the F/A-18? 

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    • i expect they wanted to show a basic aircraft for a dimmed background... so as to avoid speculation on it being anything fancy.

      IMHO the background its clearly not in any way important

      our focus and interest is meant to be on the crest.

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    • Yep, those are som Super Hornets indeed. You can notice because of the position of the vertical stabilizers (tail fins I think)

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    • That's not a plane emblem... that's a grand royal house style emblem... my god I want that as my background.

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    • Ooooooo!! You are referring to THAT F/A-18!! I thought you were talking about that aircraft below!

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    • Wildfire 1 wrote:
      I'm still a bit curious as to why there are two Super Hornets along all the other stuff, though. I mean, it could've been anything - a FALKEN, a Morgan, a Wyvern - so why the F/A-18? 

      Because they are basic, and you are taking this a bit too far man. if that's a game cover or something promotional for the next game then it's 100% understandable that they are using F/A-18F, just like past games cover art, not to mention that it's not fully revealed. 

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    • Zaptroxix wrote:

      Wildfire 1 wrote:
      I'm still a bit curious as to why there are two Super Hornets along all the other stuff, though. I mean, it could've been anything - a FALKEN, a Morgan, a Wyvern - so why the F/A-18? 

      Because they are basic, and you are taking this a bit too far man. if that's a game cover or something promotional for the next game then it's 100% understandable that they are using F/A-18F, just like past games cover art, not to mention that it's not fully revealed. 

      IIRC has the F/A-18 Hornet has never been the protagonist cannon aircraft? Prop the new "cannon" aircraft if this is a new Ace Combat. Which I'm quite excited for if it is.

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    • It's the dark part that extends past the wing that make it look like a bi-wing aircraft of it's own entity.

      But, anyway, an F/A-18 flying protagonist does sound cool, compared to the continuous F-22A slog we've had for a long while.

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    • That would be christmas in July for me, well, almost in july

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    • @Super-Hornet-Fan, the game will be about you! :P

      There's so many possibilities of what it could be I'm gonna keep my "hype" contained until more is known. I mean, it must be big if they're gonna tease almost 2 months out, right?

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    • I want to be able to play the PS2 trilogy again, HD or not. Just add them to PSN as PS2 classics. Heck, add 1 through Zero to PSN to celebrate 20 years of course.

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    • Shayanomer wrote:
      I want to be able to play the PS2 trilogy again, HD or not. Just add them to PSN as PS2 classics. Heck, add 1 through Zero to PSN to celebrate 20 years of course.

      How about an HD version of Skies Of Deception and Joint Assault?

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    • Oh, and by the way. So far we've found emblems from 3, 04, 5, Z, X and possibly X2/Infinity. But have we found anything from AC2 or even Air Combat? It wouldn't surprise me if there was a Phoenix emblem hidden in there.

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    • @Loconator3000: We do not need an HD version of ACX or Joint Assault. They were good as they were. Joint Assault, in fact, is already available on the PlayStation Store (either really cheap or really expensive depending on your territory). What they need to do is add ACX to the Store as well. I would pay for that to be able to play it on my Vita.

      @Wildfire 1: Someone already said that Phoenix is there somewhere, although I don't really see it myself.

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    • @SlyCooperFan1: ACX was indeed superb.

      but i personaly if i wanted any of them remade it would have to be AC 3, i think it has the most to gain from any sort of remaster.

      the even the masively cut and underwelming letdown of the pal eddtion had so much content that has just not been explored.

      it was a exprement that was never folowed up. and most likely never will be :(

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    • I think, for the 20th Anniversary of Ace Combat, they should release a game that incorporates major missions from each game (at least 3 from each) showing the chaotic battles and massive comebacks that the armies we've fought with have been able to achieve through the unparalleled aces of war. This, coupled with a more refined Infinity graphics and physics engine, would be one of the definitive titles for any Ace Combat fan, further displaying the beauty and distruction we know and love over our beloved Strangereal. That's what I'd like to see.

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    • Infinity has served that purpose of reliving old memories. We don't need another Infinity, they just need to update the game for that. They must make a new and fresh game. Preferably using AC6's superior graphics.

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    • By missions, I don't just mean by the name and their objective, I also mean their dialogue, their personality and the atmosphere it created. Sure, the remakes are nice on infinity, (and, really, this wouldn't just be another infinity, let's be frank) but, they only resemble the missions by name and overall objective. None of them personally feel anything like the original missions because of what they've had to place in to mix all the games together into (so far) 8 missions. A format, like I've posted above, will take multiple missions form multiple Ace Combat games, remaster them, whilst keeping each individual mission feel like as if you were playing the original mission but with better graphics and a currently familiar physics engine.

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    • The problem with AC fans is that they cannot move on. They always ask something that comes from the past. We cannot stay in 2004 forever. Even though the graphics are updated, it lacks the thrill of playing a new game. We know that we've been there before and what would come to us. Even though I also support an HD remaster, I don't want Ace Combat to resemble fighting games (basically keep releasing the same sh*t over and over again with different cover arts)

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    • I want AC to explore pre-1990s. Heck, how about a game comprised entirely of WW-era aircraft? Maybe add in a predecessor to the superfighters we love today.

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    • Maybe an AC on Belkan reunification. It'll be fun to play as a Belkan pilot.

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    • Belkan reunification? I thought Belka never got reunified. South Belka remains as North Osea. The attempts for reunifications in Circum Pacific War was thwarted by Razgriz. An ace combat game in propeller era of Strangereal would be welcomed. The Zero can finally truly shine in its own era. I suppose Akutan Zero doesn't exist in Strangereal, so it would stay in the throne for much longer. Now I wonder which country in Strangereal would be producing Imperial Japanese aircraft. USAAF planes are most likely built by Osea, German planes by Belka, Soviet planes by Yuktobania, and British aircraft by USEA.

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    • 114.121.165.219 wrote:
      Belkan reunification? I thought Belka never got reunified. South Belka remains as North Osea. The attempts for reunifications in Circum Pacific War was thwarted by Razgriz. An ace combat game in propeller era of Strangereal would be welcomed. The Zero can finally truly shine in its own era. I suppose Akutan Zero doesn't exist in Strangereal, so it would stay in the throne for much longer. Now I wonder which country in Strangereal would be producing Imperial Japanese aircraft. USAAF planes are most likely built by Osea, German planes by Belka, Soviet planes by Yuktobania, and British aircraft by USEA.

      Maybe Anea. Oh, and maybe we can control pilots from many countries like we did in Assault Horizon, pilots maybe from Osea, Yuktobania, Sapin and Recta.

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    • 114.121.165.219 wrote:
      The problem with AC fans is that they cannot move on. They always ask something that comes from the past. We cannot stay in 2004 forever. Even though the graphics are updated, it lacks the thrill of playing a new game. We know that we've been there before and what would come to us. Even though I also support an HD remaster, I don't want Ace Combat to resemble fighting games (basically keep releasing the same sh*t over and over again with different cover arts)

      You. I like you.

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    • PA never failed to thrill us with a good story-telling , so i won't worry about that.

      I was thinking on a manouver system that would give us freedom of movement but also making it harder to fly: Basically you have a Flight Control Dynamic System (i'll use the same name of the part because of reasons) that you can turn on/off by pressing the left stick. When on , you basically fly as always with a hybrid of AC6 and AH/inf high-g control , if you press both the throttle and brakes you will perform a mid-level high-g turn that will improve in about 30% of your turning while also keeping a good speed. If you perform a high-g without the throttle , you will turn for about 60% more while losing a lot of speed. When you turn off your FCDS your aircraft will not maintain stable flight nor speed, meaning you will have a hard time flying it in this state but also making your plane be able to perform advanced and enhanced manouvers. If off , when you perform a high-g with throttle , you will perform air-drifts , making you turn 140% more and keeping a lot of speed but it is very hard to maintain control and if you press keep this up for more than 2 seconds you will enter in a high-g lock (similar to the nosferatu) making you lose control of the drifts and thrust most likely crashing if doing so in a low altitude. When you brake with no throttle , you can do cobra and kulbit manouvers , as you will not gain altitude if you pitch up however , if your plane has no thrust vectoring or a very-high stability , your aircraft will lose control and enter in a hard stall state.

      Also you will not be able to turn the FCDS when not at level flight, meaning that you can't abuse of high mobility and control in PvP.

      I think this would be a game changer for the series and refresh it. Easy to learn and hard to master , so the true aces will rule the skies.

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    • Or, ACI manages to stay alive till the end of June and gives us freebies on the day of the 20th anniversary

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    • So basically the FCDS is an improved copy of HAWX's Assistance On mode right? Turning it of will make it an improved copy of Assistance OFF mode. More movement, but making it nearly impossible to attack ground target (or any target, really) because of the awkward camera.

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    • Yeah , but for the camera part , it should stay the same but a bit zoomed out , enough to see your whole aircraft on the center of the screen. I never got the point of that camera in hawx , that makes the game a airshow simulator.

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    • No matter what happens, I'll be sad because it will undoubtedly come out for PS4.

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    • I think you should put aside money. ;)

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    • F-4E -20th Anniversary- confirmed. There's likely some more surprises waiting for us.

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    • SlyCooperFan1 wrote:
      F-4E -20th Anniversary- confirmed. There's likely some more surprises waiting for us.

      Nice, we haven't had a Special F-4E before.

      I guess we'll get a lot of emblems and stuff, in what way i'm not certain. Probably other stuff too - 20th Anniversary nickname wouldn't surprise me.

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    • SlyCooperFan1 wrote:
      F-4E -20th Anniversary- confirmed. There's likely some more surprises waiting for us.


      20th Anniversary? should not be 1st Anniversary?

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    • Phoenix melody 93 wrote:
      SlyCooperFan1 wrote:
      F-4E -20th Anniversary- confirmed. There's likely some more surprises waiting for us.

      20th Anniversary? should not be 1st Anniversary?

      The F-4E has been the starting aircraft for every game its been in except Legacy. It's fitting.

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    • Shayanomer wrote:
      Phoenix melody 93 wrote:
      SlyCooperFan1 wrote:
      F-4E -20th Anniversary- confirmed. There's likely some more surprises waiting for us.

      20th Anniversary? should not be 1st Anniversary?
      The F-4E has been the starting aircraft for every game its been in except Legacy. It's fitting.

      As well as Assault Horizon, although that doesn't count since it was a pre-order bonus.

      Now with a 20th Anniversary SP aircraft confirmed, I hope we'll get a 1st anniversary aircraft as well to go along with the emblem.

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    • 3,5,zero and 6 haven't it as the first plane too, but it is useless to talk about this.

      Someone knows the other items that will be given to us for the first anniversary, except the emblem and F-4?

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    • We'll find out tomorrow.

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    • Can't wait. X)

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    • Again, please keep this thread on the topic of Ace Combat's 20th anniversary. Of course it will overlap with Infinity, but please do not discuss Infinity's 1st anniversary here.

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    • By the way, the E3 2015 will began on June 16, perhaps we will know what will happen for the 20th Anniversary.

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    • Ace of Aces mission maybe?

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    • Silverhawk7 wrote:
      Ace of Aces mission maybe?

      What are you talking about?

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    • I wonder if the background image featuring the Super Hornet flying behind the 20th anniversary crest is traditionally / digitally handdrawn artwork or render from an Ace Combat game.

      Also, I never stop wondering the surprise within the 'Confidential' label (or button ?).   

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    • Has it occurred to you all that perhaps the Cola can is strategically place to hide the right hand corner of the screen?

      The space it blocks is just enough to block out a small group of words...

      You know, like...

      THE TITLE OF A VIDEOGAME.

      A NEW ONE.

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    • SuperJaws100 wrote:
      Has it occurred to you all that perhaps the Cola can is strategically place to hide the right hand corner of the screen?

      The space it blocks is just enough to block out a small group of words...

      You know, like...

      THE TITLE OF A VIDEOGAME.

      A NEW ONE.

      I didn't think of that until I read your post and saw the picture.

      Otherwise, the cola can woundn't hide anything unusual, just the picture of the 20th anniversary emblem.

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    • Phoenix melody 93 wrote:
      Silverhawk7 wrote:
      Ace of Aces mission maybe?
      What are you talking about?

      A special mission where you battle EVERY single ace since the first game. Mainley SP mission like the gauntlet in ACZ

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    • Silverhawk7 wrote:

      Phoenix melody 93 wrote:
      Silverhawk7 wrote:
      Ace of Aces mission maybe?
      What are you talking about?

      A special mission where you battle EVERY single ace since the first game. Mainley SP mission like the gauntlet in ACZ

      Nice! I remember that one of Joint Assault.
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    • Silverhawk7 wrote:

      A special mission where you battle EVERY single ace since the first game. Mainley SP mission like the gauntlet in ACZ

      I thought you're talking about putting harder difficulty on campaign missions like AC6's Ace of Aces. Gauntlet missions can work as well.

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    • SuperJaws100 wrote:
      Has it occurred to you all that perhaps the Cola can is strategically place to hide the right hand corner of the screen?

      The space it blocks is just enough to block out a small group of words...

      You know, like...

      THE TITLE OF A VIDEOGAME.

      A NEW ONE.

      Or maybe it hides the logo of Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. 

      Or maybe the official tagline of the upcoming Ace Combat project.

      Still, kinda disappointed when I was seeing on the internet that there are still fanboys who hates the idea of non-Playstation console getting an Ace Combat game (yes, I know it all started as Playstation exclusive titles).

      I hope we can see the blocked Super Hornet on the 20th anniversary picture in a more clearer and detailed view eventually. Who knows it might wear an eyecatching paint-scheme. 

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    • 120.164.46.209 wrote:

      I hope we can see the blocked Super Hornet on the 20th anniversary picture in a more clearer and detailed view eventually. Who knows it might wear an eyecatching paint-scheme. 

      You can see blue light emanating from the corner that the can has blocked, it has to be something we haven't seen before.

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    • Guys, sorry to interrupt your delicate speech, but I wanted to know if on the day of the 20th anniversary, there will be a special event or some promotion in Infinity.

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    • I highly doubt there won't, since an F-4E -20th Anniversary- has been leaked. I'm expecting more than that, though.

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    • Shayanomer wrote:
      120.164.46.209 wrote:

      I hope we can see the blocked Super Hornet on the 20th anniversary picture in a more clearer and detailed view eventually. Who knows it might wear an eyecatching paint-scheme. 

      You can see blue light emanating from the corner that the can has blocked, it has to be something we haven't seen before.

      I presume the image shown on the screen it's only about a quarter or half of the entire image itself.

      Maybe during E3 they'll tease it with that image and then the image will maximize revealing the hidden portion of it.

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    • Meanwhile Bamco have begun to show teaser trailers for two of their upcoming games. I wonder if there'll be light at the end of the very long tunnel flight.

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    • I guess there's a possibility that they'll show teaser trailer video during E3 either in form of live-action teaser or pre-alpha gameplay footage (or perhaps concept gameplay footage) like they did with the early version of ACAH or Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Siege and its cancelled counterpart, Rainbow Six Patriots.  

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    • I think the coke can does hide something behind it, it is just too conveniently placed to not be and on a side note who takes a picture showing off a background and leaves a can of pop in the photo? It must hint towards the next ace combat, I mean how could they not do somhing for their 20th anniversary? Please let it be Ace Combat 7. And maybe the F-18E/F in the picture will the cover aircraft and mascot of the next game... just a thought.

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    • Just a few more days until E3. Let's hope something will be announced for the 20th anniversary.

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    • I doubt that they will announce something before the 20th anniversary.

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    • Phoenix melody 93 wrote:
      I doubt that they will announce something before the 20th anniversary.

      Yeah, I agree with that. But I'm still wondering that whether Mr. Kazutoki Kono's latest twitter photo post showing glimpse of Oculus Rift has something to do with it. An Ace Combat with Oculus, perhaps possible, but highly unlikely because of the potential motion-sickness issues. Or perhaps there's gonna be an Oculus Rift-supported games by Bandai Namco shown at E3, maybe other than Ace Combat ?  

      And as for the picture featuring the 20th anniversary crest like shown at the start of this thread, I wonder if he's gonna show it during E3, maybe as a whole complete picture, with no can of Cola blocking the unseen part.

      Well, best case that if it's not on E3, perhaps at the end of this month we might see something.

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    • 120.164.41.3 wrote:

      Phoenix melody 93 wrote:
      I doubt that they will announce something before the 20th anniversary.

      Yeah, I agree with that. But I'm still wondering that whether Mr. Kazutoki Kono's latest twitter photo post showing glimpse of Oculus Rift has something to do with it. An Ace Combat with Oculus, perhaps possible, but highly unlikely because of the potential motion-sickness issues. Or perhaps there's gonna be an Oculus Rift-supported games by Bandai Namco shown at E3, maybe other than Ace Combat ?  

      And as for hy crest like shown at the start of this thread, I wonder if he's gonna show it during E3, maybe as a whole complete picture, with no can of Cola blocking the unseen part.

      Well, best case that if it's not on E3, perhaps at the end of this month we might see something.

      Something new will be definitely announced for June 30, i'm sure, but i don't understand why that can of Coca-Cola covers the angle at the bottom right, maybe they will take it away, and the rainbow appears. :D
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    • Oculus Rift for Ace Combat is not happening, they've stated that before. 

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    • As for the Oculus Rift, if it has been stated that its not for Ace Combat, then perhaps it can be presumed that it for demonstrating other games by Bandai Namco, maybe in the racing genre, can't it ?

      20th anniversary picture related, as stated in a reply very above this post, maybe the "Confidential" label is a button that can do stuffs...like playing a short video clip...or enlarging the teaser image to reveal the remaining part of it, perhaps ?

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    • The Project Morpheus,Zaptroxix, is still full of issues and imperfections, however, despite this, it's planned to come out next year, isn't strange?

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    • Does anybody knows which day Bamco will show up at E3?

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    • Well, Sony's conference is over, if there was any Ace Combat to be presented it was there, sorry but it was expected. 

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    • Oh, well. Better wait for June 30th, then. At this rate I kinda doubt it if they're gonna announce something Ace Combat-related at E3.

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    • I was personally a bit disapointed, but I was expecting that there won't be an announcement from Project Aces. 

      If there's anything to announce for Ace Combat, it would be from Bandai Namco themselves, or during the PC Gaming Show (Which is unlikely) tomorrow. 

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    • Yeah, we're still two weeks from the anniversary itself. Cross your fingers, everyone!

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    • After seeing this video, I'm beginning to think that the "Simulation" genre listed by Bandai Namco for E3 may not be Ace Combat at all :

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIl2-5f8NTo

      PC Gaming Show is also unlikely to announce it. If I remember it right, Bandai Namco is not on PC Gaming Show's list.

      Yeah, better wait for two more weeks to see if the 20th anniversary picture may gives us surprise. 

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    • Is it BN's turn yet? They've accidentally announced Dark Souls 3 earlier than as scheduled. XD

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    • So...no Ace Combat? Or haven't BN had their go yet?

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    • It's better wait for June 30th, yeah!

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    • At this point, no, no Ace Combat at E3. 

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    • Don't worry Zappy, (it's okay if I call you with this name?) if it wasn't present at E3, doesn't means no Ace Combat forever, just wait for the 20th Anniversary. *Cross finger*

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    • I'm not worried, we already know they are trying to figure out the next game already, but it was too soon to be show at this E3, they are still very early at development. 

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      • Thumbs up* Great! we just have to wait June 30 for news about the series.
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    • Yup, and the simulation game at E3 happens to MotoGP. Looks like no AC at E3, but there's still hope for something related to AC on June 30. Hopefully the 20th anniversary image isn't just a special desktop wallpaper for the anniversary, especially it has the "Confidential" label on it, which I'm sure it has to hide something.

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    • I hope that to celebrate the anniversary, PA is not limited to adding only the F-4 20th Anniversary.

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    • Phoenix melody 93 wrote:
      I hope that to celebrate the anniversary, PA is not limited to adding only the F-4 20th Anniversary.

      Of course not, we'll get a notification with an uninteresting emblem too :P

      Jokes aside, I do hope that they do something interesting.

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    • You know what? In any case, I will celebrate the anniversary of my way, perhaps with a cake or a marathon of Ace Combat. ;D

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    • I think that the image in Kono's desktop means something more than the commemorative F-4

      I wish a remake or remaster of the previous games more than a sequel to the series.. I guess they won't show something like AC7 too soon because that would affect the big business that ACI is.

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    • I wish a new sequel game, very good and very long (and very innovative).

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    • As a reminder that the 20th anniversary itself is still about 11 - 12 days away. I think they're trying to fill the void between the present and the upcoming day of the 20th anniversary with tourneys related to classic AC games before a potential something BIG is unveiled. 

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    • Well Rena's X-29 finishes the 29th so.. No problem there

      The CFA drop also finishes with the tournament.

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    • From Facebook:

      Infinity has its own way of celebrating the anniversary - a co-op tournament. Also, its prizes include yet another Raptor, this time from the Reaper himself, and the anniversary emblem, gold in color.

      I'm quite bothered now. Is this the only way they'll celebrate it?

      EDIT:

      It looks like an update-maintenance will follow this particular tournament.

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    • As I thought that was an emblem used for another ranking tournament, but I'm tired of these useless tournaments, need news about the series or a continuation of the campaign mode... this 20th anniversary is an important day,  geez how can be limited to a ranking tournament? -.-

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    • We should be expecting more info about the anniversary within this window: June 29 - July 17. It's just my speculation since July 17 is a day after Infinity is back online from the maintenance, if there's maintenance.

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    • Are you sure that there will be a maintenance after this tournament?

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    • No one is absolutely sure that there will be a maintenance after the tournament, but there are a lot of clues that there will, considering they said there will be 11 special aircraft and 4 tournaments announced after the most recent update. The 20th Anniversary tournament is the 4th tournament after the update, and I'm very certain we already know all of the 11 special aircraft they mentioned. It's only reasonable that they would update the game to add in more special aircraft/data for more tournaments.

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    • Expert Not an wrote:
      No one is absolutely sure that there will be a maintenance after the tournament, but there are a lot of clues that there will, considering they said there will be 11 special aircraft and 4 tournaments announced after the most recent update. The 20th Anniversary tournament is the 4th tournament after the update, and I'm very certain we already know all of the 11 special aircraft they mentioned. It's only reasonable that they would update the game to add in more special aircraft/data for more tournaments.

      I think all the next planes will have that insane cost!

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    • Phoenix melody 93 wrote:
      Are you sure that there will be a maintenance after this tournament?

      Well, we take Tokyo Time as reference for this. Their usual pattern is that maintenance takes place on Tuesday, 2 hours after a tournament has ended. If a tournament doesn't end on that day, no maintenance will take place until the end of the next tournament comes in. Then, check again whether that 2nd tournament ends on Tuesday. If it does, maintenance is likely to kick in. If it doesn't, no maintenance. The whole thing then repeats itself, with a minor deviation in some cases.

      I can't be sure though whether it will certainly happen but it's very likely. I can bet my money on this one.

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    • Sylvered wrote:
      Phoenix melody 93 wrote:
      Are you sure that there will be a maintenance after this tournament?
      Well, we take Tokyo Time as reference for this. Their usual pattern is that maintenance takes place on Tuesday, 2 hours after a tournament has ended. If a tournament doesn't end on that day, no maintenance will take place until the end of the next tournament comes in. Then, check again whether that 2nd tournament ends on Tuesday. If it does, maintenance is likely to kick in. If it doesn't, no maintenance. The whole thing then repeats itself, with a minor deviation in some cases.

      I can't be sure though whether it will certainly happen but it's very likely. I can bet my money on this one.

      They, usually, do an update every 2 months, so maybe you're right...

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    • Even so, let's hope. Plus, that Reaper Squadron emblem has gotten me curious. Would there be more to it or is it just a throwback to the guys (from Viper and Omega flights as well as some others who I can't remember, sadly) fighting under Mobius emblem during the assault on Megalith?

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    • about Mobius, do you think that on June 30, we will reveal the mystery of the red emblem that appear at the end of mission 8?

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    • Oh sorry for the spoiler!! I didn't pay attention...

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    • Spoiler?

      Along with the anniversary, they have plenty of days within that window to unveil what the emblem is about. Honestly, I've forgotten about it. The campaign has stayed the same without new stuff for too long. :P

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    • Sylvered wrote:
      Spoiler?

      Along with the anniversary, they have plenty of days within that window to unveil what the emblem is about. Honestly, I've forgotten about it. The campaign has stayed the same without new stuff for too long. :P

      Ah, I thought that you had not finished the campaign (i could not know rightly), but I can assure you that I am not a guy who enjoys writing spoiler everywhere. ^^

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    • Sentence taken from the latest Facebook post :

      "We hope you will continue to support the ACE COMBAT series in the future!"

      Hopefully this sentence might be a good sign that the series doesn't end with Infinity and will still live on.

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    • I highly believe PA will continue with Infinity. They already announced a tourney.

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    • Yeah, I know. They mentioned the word "series". While Infinity still proceeding as usual, there may be something in the future, maybe 2 or 3 years from now.

      I sincerely hope the wallpaper isn't merely just a free HD wallpaper given to the players on the day of the 20th anniversary. 

      And that "red Mobius" emblem...it still puzzles me, even though the original Mobius emblem already made it to Infinity.

      Also, the statement they made in the past about the continuation of the campaign. I hope it'll be true.

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    • 10 days to the Anniversary! who know what awaits us...

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    • Phoenix melody 93 wrote:
      10 days to the Anniversary! who know what awaits us...

      A tournament for whales, an F-4 and an emblem. That's it

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    • Shayanomer wrote:

      Phoenix melody 93 wrote:
      10 days to the Anniversary! who know what awaits us...
      A tournament for whales, an F-4 and an emblem. That's it

      Come on Shayanomer, there won't be other things?

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    • Are you sure it's just a tourney, a special jet, and an emblem, for all the 20 years the series have gone through ??

      So much for a 20 anniversary celebration.  

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    • Well, the world and mainstream gamers have sadly moved on. Ace Combat used to make a lot of money for Namco, but AC6 was the start of the sales downfall. Now Namco sees little potential in AC, as seen with the Infinity rip-off fuel system, unfair tourneys and match frustrations shows that Namco doesn't want to give funds to develop a full-fledged AC game. So yeah, don't expect much, people. This genre is nearly on its last breaths.

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    • Yeah. AC6 felt rushed, it had very little content compared to previous games. ACAH was a failed experiment. Even though AHL was a great game it could not revive the main games.

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    • Well, we can only hope that the Ace Combat series does continue. It might continue, but the gankers and boosters aren't helping.

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    • AC should not dies, I'm sure it still has a lot to offer. It depends on the Namco.

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    • Changes to expect from the photo : 

      - The can of Coca Cola moved out of the view.

      - The "Confidential" label...or button....will actually do stuffs.


      My worst fear for the picture : it'll be only Infinity-related judging by the blue hue/atmosphere to the picture, which apparently share similar traits to Infinity, which has somewhat bluish atmosphere to the in-game graphic style.

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    • 120.176.221.223 wrote:
      Changes to expect from the photo : 

      - The can of Coca Cola moved out of the view.

      - The "Confidential" label...or button....will actually do stuffs.


      My worst fear for the picture : it'll be only Infinity-related judging by the blue hue/atmosphere to the picture, which apparently share similar traits to Infinity, which has somewhat bluish atmosphere to the in-game graphic style.

      As i said before, this emblem appeared as a reward of the next ranking tournament, the rest simply is a wallpaper for celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Ace Combat, It has nothing to do with Infinity; probably we will see more on June 30, but do not expect big things since nothing is planned for the future.

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    • "It will be 20 years to the day soon. I think this calls for a little history lesson."

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    • Almost there , i still have hope for AC7

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    • Your hopes are probably going to be fulfilled, since PA used some new content in a Vine they just posted (and no, that Vine isn't for a tournament) ;)

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    • Yep, here's the link: https://vine.co/v/eJxgVrZ35PP

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    • https://vine.co/v/eJxgVrZ35PP

      "ACES even challenge the true sky."

      By the way, does anyone knows what music that plays in that short video clip ?

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    • As far as we know, it's a new song. They even had the ACES logo in a different background, so either they worked hard on the Anniversary or they're hinting at a new game.

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    • Even ACES logo design is different too. That is some lead out there.

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    • I wonder if "ACES even challenge the true sky" is some sort of new official tagline or teaser tagline, just like they did with Infinity with the "The day our sky fell.." line, or the name of the 20th anniversary event.

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    • 【ACE COMBAT's 20th Anniversary - A message from Kazutoki Kono (Producer)】

      To all Ace pilots,

      Today marks the 20th anniversary of the ACE COMBAT series.

      Last month, I had the opportunity to write a message about ACE COMBAT INFINITY's 1st anniversary.

      However, today is another special day for the ACE COMBAT series and once again on behalf of the PROJECT ACES team,

      I would like to thank you for playing our games and for your continued support of the series. Maintaining a series for 20 years is a major accomplishment. However, this isn't due to the efforts of the team creating games in the series.

      I believe that this accomplishment was achieved through your appreciation and support of the series.

      I am humbled to be able to express my gratitude to all of you via the "community" within "ACE COMBAT INFINITY".

      We will continue to expand the ACE COMBAT series, so your continued support and encouragement will be deeply appreciated.

      Please find an in-game notification and an attached "Lv. Cap Increase Request Form" as a token of our appreciation.

      "We must let time shed light on the future. In the meantime, ACE COMBAT has already begun to head down a new path."

      "And this path shall go on, as long as the players that have supported the series remain by our side."

      ACE COMBAT Series Producer
      Kazutoki Kono

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    • Two things that I've been working on to celebrate the 20th anniversary are finally complete! All related links to the 20th anniversary can be found in this navigation box, including an abridged history of the series and our first fan art contest with PSN credit in prizes:

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      Additionally, Ace Combat Infinity is hosting the following to celebrate:

      Happy 20th anniversary, everyone!

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    • <<O'er azure skies and emerald plains, where freedom and justice prevail! With courage and strength we will fight to the end for liberty in our land!>>


      Happy 20th anniversary everyone, keep engaging.

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    • Also, can I point out that the head of the razgriz (the one that was the emblem for the razgriz squadron) might be in the centre-top of that logo?

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    • Yes, you can point it out. It has been pointed out before (not in this thread yet, though), but you don't have to upload it a second time with an edit.

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    • Apologies. I didn't know. Happy 20th anniversary! 

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    • 20 years already, been a good ride, and its still gonna keep going. Happy 20th anniversary everyone!

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    • SlyCooperFan1 wrote:
      • 25% discount on the Unlimited Campaign Play Ticket, Free Flight Ticket, and Elite Pack (this week only)
      • 50% discount on the Rookie Set (this week only)

      Not over here? All prices are still the same as yesterday?

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    • Happy 20th Anniversary!!

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    • Let's just wish for the new AC7 to appear...

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    • also the vine video with the ACES logo has the Bandai Namco Games logo at the intro, which is kinda unusual compared to other Ace Combat vine videos, which most (if not all) of them don't show Bandai Namco Games logo at the intro. 

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    • 14.1.200.23 wrote:
      Let's just wish for the new AC7 to appear...

      Even though I won't be able to play it (I don't have a current-gen console and I probably won't get one for a while) I'll be extremely happy to see Strangereal return, if it does.

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    • SpeedFight-4 wrote:

      Not over here? All prices are still the same as yesterday?

      As with all Infinity discounts, not all regions are included.

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    • These skins are awesome, my Su-33 looks amazing when obtaining MVP.

      Also that vine is really touching, especially the music. Happy anniversary, may we see the skies once more.

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    • SlyCooperFan1 wrote:

      SpeedFight-4 wrote:

      Not over here? All prices are still the same as yesterday?

      As with all Infinity discounts, not all regions are included.

      Lame, one more reason not to buy anything :)

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    • Was the first picture, the one that had the F-18 and the Coca Cola can, just a teaser for the emblem? I hope not, after all we didn't really get much considering it's 20 years, and it's a long time.

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    • More will be coming, I'm pretty sure about that.

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    • All what we can do is wait...

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    • I wish someone could tell me the song name on that vine.

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    • Well The official Ace FB page changed it's icon ot the 20th Emblem

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    • B. Kupchenko wrote:
      I wish someone could tell me the song name on that vine.

      It's a new song, at first we thought it was "15 years ago" from AC5 but the piano tempo don't match. 

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    • I must say, I'm pretty dissapointed. All we get is another tournament and more challenges? I may just keep playing Skyrim.

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    • SuperJaws100 wrote:
      I must say, I'm pretty dissapointed. All we get is another tournament and more challenges? I may just keep playing Skyrim.

      But there is a hint for a new game.

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    • Imo these challenges are great. They give the amazing nostalgic feels of the first ACs.

      I'm very pleased so far.

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    • Though I am a sucker for Air Combat stuff

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    • Coming to think about it, I would like to see Air Combat emblems along with it's epic soundtracks as MVP music. Every game already made it's tribute in Infinity in some way or another except for the first one.

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    • Do you think the sentence "ACES even challenge the true sky", have something to do with the other sentences teased in Ace Combat Infinity?

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    • B. Kupchenko wrote:
      Coming to think about it, I would like to see Air Combat emblems along with it's epic soundtracks as MVP music. Every game already made it's tribute in Infinity in some way or another except for the first one.


      there is an air combat emblem, but it doesnt have music. I think it was a tourny reward

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    • I was expecting so much more from PA regarding this anniversary. These AC skins may look cool, but I'm extremely disappointed. Take a look at how PA celebrated other anniversaries, like the IDOLM@STER, we got 3 events for that and that was only a 10th anniversary. They could've at least rereleased Air Combat on PSN, or better yet, announce the collection everyone was waiting for, so that we would all be content.

      Now take a look at other companies. Look at EA and Command and Conquer. They released 3 of the franchise's games for free along with their expansions, and that's coming from a company that everyone despises.

      Another example is Wolfenstein 3D, which was also released for free as a browser game for it's 20th anniversary.

      One final example I will give is Doom. id Software released all of the games as part of Doom 3: BFG Edition, for a bargain to celebrate the 20th anniversary.

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    • From Kono's tweet:

      さて、中途半端な20周年、思い出トークですが、次は、次回のメンテ期間中とかがイイかなー。って思ってます。皆さんの暇潰しにでもなれば。

      I can only get "20th anniversary" and "maintenance" out of it so I put it here in case someone knows how to read it.

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    • He's lamenting the 20th anniversary already having come and gone, and he mentions the maintenance which is coming up. See Main Page.

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    • This means a "particular" update or something like that? The maintenance start on July 14 and end on July 16, if you don't know!

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    • So he's basically saying the real deal's coming in the update? If so, this is a chance for PA/Bamco to redeem themselves.

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    • Don't get your hopes up, he's not saying anything of importance in there.

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    • Sylvered wrote: From Kono's tweet:

      さて、中途半端な20周年、思い出トークですが、次は、次回のメンテ期間中とかがイイかなー。って思ってます。皆さんの暇潰しにでもなれば。

      I can only get "20th anniversary" and "maintenance" out of it so I put it here in case someone knows how to read it.

      He has been tweeting about what he's been doing when the past Ace Combat games were in development. So far he's up to Ace Combat 3 (which he was not involved, as he was working on Ridge Racer 4). He plans to continue his talks about the later games during maintenance.

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    • Qbicle
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    • So, they will post a past AC game every week for the "Nostalgia moment", but for what purpose?

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    • 16 Ace Combat games counting the main titles, secondary titles, and spin-offs which means 16 weeks of "Nostalgia moment".

      Maybe they wanna show the evolution of Ace Combat games starting from PSX until recent one, and maybe some ACI players haven't play some (if not all) past Ace Combat games, so it can be assume the devs want to give them a "This is Ace Combat before Infinity." impressions.


      And MAYBE, just MAYBE, it can be implied they may wanna "promote" their upcoming project, whatever it is. Kinda sneaky tactics/methods, isn't it ? 

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    • It's a step towards the next episode of this series... just maybe.

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    • They've posted about Ace Combat 2. 

      Nice variants of cover artworks.

      https://twitter.com/PROJECT_ACES/status/649879385919504384

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    • Looks like you guys may be correct. They posted Joint Assault a couple of days ago, and it looks like they'll be done right around PlayStation Experience, where we're getting rumors about a possible announcement for the next game in the series.

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    • I've read a confirmed tweet on twitter that PS2 classics/remasters will be a thing and that we're expected to see them at Playstation Expirience. What I've read the most is the anticipation of AC and SOCOM remasters but this is speculation.

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    • @B. Kupchenko: You read incorrect. What's actually happening is that the PS4 now has the capability to emulate PS2 games, even giving them trophy support and upscaled resolution and framerates. We're going to get an official announcement at PlayStation Experience most likely. Speculation is everywhere on what games might be included, but the PS2 Ace Combat games definitely have a chance to be added to the PlayStation Store for PS4 now.

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    • For PA's flashback moments, only Assault Horizon and Cross Rumble left to be shared on Twiter, unless Northern Wings, Infinity, and Mach Storm are included.

      As for the enhanced PS2 emulation on PS4, if PS2 Ace Combat games are among the "enhanced-emulation" capable games, this might means that HD remaster/collection isn't necessary......or is it ?

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    • No, if the PS2 games in the series were added to the PlayStation Store, then they wouldn't have to be remade or put into a remaster collection or anything like that.

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    • SlyCooperFan1
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    • Expecially with the Ps4 having  Software Emulation of Ps2 titles, it would make PS2 porting that much easier

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    • There were no announcements from E3 or TGS. I don't many high hopes for Experience as well.

      The way they celebrated the anniversary was disappointing enough but its' still the year of the anniversary, they still have a chance.

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    • And if instead of a new Ace Combat game, we're going to get a new trailer for Ace Infinity? Just like Future Prospect Trailer.

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    • Even though I kinda have small hope for AC announcement this year since the series is kinda neglected by Bamco, I still think that there's gotta be something new/refreshing to the series next year. If we take a look of the last 5 years, there hasn't been a single year of absence of AC. This year we've got AC3D+. Maybe next year ?

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    • They just posted AH artwork on the Twitter feed showcasing the Close Range Assault feature (I presume), we can expect to see Northern Wings/Legacy/Infinity artwork next.

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    • Shayanomer wrote:
      They just posted AH artwork on the Twitter feed showcasing the Close Range Assault feature (I presume), we can expect to see Northern Wings/Legacy/Infinity artwork next.

      Don't forget Ace Combat Advance for GBA ;)

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    • Pffff

      They skipped that and Xi, they could do the same with NW as well. Remember they are doing it in chronological order.

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    • ...Now that i remembered, everyone says all those posts can be a sort of "countdown", but what a kind of countdown? XD

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    • https://mobile.twitter.com/PROJECT_ACES/status/672709722621874177 They posted about ACAHLegacy. Dunno if they're gonna post about ACI next week or this is the last nostalgia showcase. By the way, love the Phoenix emblem on the suit.

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    • ACI is the next one! and, probably, they will finish the nostalgia showcase with AC3D+ as the last! :D

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    • They don't need to finish it off with Legacy +, it's no different except for amiibo.

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    • Do it mean that they have finished with the nostalgia event? and why they did it? For the announcement of a new Ace Combat game? (7 or something else).

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    • Uuh! maybe too many question! :P sorry!

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    • As Mr. Sly pointed out in his blog page http://acecombat.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:SlyCooperFan1/Ace_Combat_7, Bamco has recently renew their Ace Combat trademark as seen here:

      http://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=76610515&caseType=SERIAL_NO&searchType=statusSearch

      This might means several things :

      > A new Ace Combat game is secured for future release no matter when it'll be.

      > In turn it might or might not be announced at PSX as overly discussed recently among the communities on the internet, which became the recent cliche (yes, I'm looking at you, AC7 rumors).

      > Or it's simply just renewing trademark without any sign of new Ace Combat game on the horizon. Maybe just to extend the legal status of Ace Combat-related merchandising or maybe the license of the Mach Storm cabinets sitting in the arcade centers.

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    • ^Renewing the license doesn't necessarily mean much. Infinity is still ongoing, so they couldn't very well abandon the license. And even so, many companies retain licenses for products and projects they haven't worked on in years. It would be a different story if they were filing for a new license or trademark, becuase that would only happen if they had something to release, otherwise they'd be wasting money on the legal fees and paperwork. But renewing expiring trademarks is routine business.

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    • ^Really ? Even for series that have been long time abandoned by their companies, like Airforce Delta by Konami, for example ?

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    • You can check through here.

      Airforce Delta is completely dead in there. On the other hand, Gradius is still active. It can be anything that decides the renewal. The most common one is that a company still wants to plan to do something with a trademark. Much like Ace Combat, Infinity is still kicking. So, they will renew "Ace Combat".

      A news that will expose a game company's new product in making will be, like DRosencraft said, the one that reports a new trademark registration. This one pretty much has worked (for example, MGSV, a case in which a number of news portals have reported the filing of new trademark by Konami).

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    • There's two specific reasons I brought up the trademark renewal:

      1. Bandai Namco was notified about the trademark renewal on October 5, 2014. They didn't actually bother to do so until November 20, 2015. That's a *big* gap.
      2. Ace Combat Infinity has its own trademark. They don't need Ace Combat to be trademarked (Mach Storm doesn't use the name anywhere, and I kinda doubt that new copies are being printed of any game in the series, even including Legacy +).
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    • Even though the main name isn't needed to be renewed, it's pretty common to do so when there are other active titles that share the name.

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    • Hey, at least we all know that trademark renewal means lifespan extension for the franchise, right ?

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