A free update alongside a new DLC for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown has been announced by Bandai Namco that it shall be releasing this fall.
New DLC that brings back three fan-loved planes to further expand the air fleet for the game. The new planes are the XFA-27, CFA-44, and ASF-X. In earlier parts of the game, these planes have appeared before. Also, the update contains new weapons nad over 30 different skins for the planes as well.
This all is taking place for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown 25th-anniversary celebrations.
To further go into specifics, 20 different types of emblems, and seven skins for each new plane being added, this shall also include the famous “Cipher” skin. from Ace Combat Zero, There shall be an additional 10 skins included in the DLC as well.
As the skins are revealed in the trailer alongside the new aircraft, You can check the trailer below to see it all in action.
So far an exact release date has not yet been announced, also the cost of this DLC is currently unknown at this stage.
Players who struggle with the harsher elements of Ace Combat need not worry now. To address the difficulty level issue for the new players, a free update will unlock a new difficulty level called “Casual Easy,” which shall be an easier difficulty level for Ace Combat 7.
In other news, three emblems and five new aircraft skins for Ace Combat 7 shall be recently released in another update, according to Bandai Namco.
Ace Combat 7 has been famous for its harsh checkpointing in its campaign. How this new mode will counter this remains to be seen. As noted by Edmond Tran in GameSpot’s 8/10 review,
“Checkpoints typically only occur only at the halfway point of a mission, and it’s common to get 20 minutes into a battle before failing to hit an objective and having to start from the very beginning. This can get frustrating in the tail end of the campaign, where threats are more abundant and more relentless and the overall demands are higher.”
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Specifics
A short summary of each aircraft included is given below:
- The Shinden 2 officially known as ASF-X, is a supporting fighter jet that first appeared in Ace Combat: Assult Horizon. The is with variable wing function.
- Nicknamed Nosferatu, originally named CFA-44, First appearing in Ace Combat 6. To shoot several missiles at the same time, the jet is equipped with a launcher and railgun and that can.
- inspired by ’90s stealth jets like the YF-23 and F-117, The XFA-27 was the first-ever fictional fighter jet to be added to the Ace Combat series.
If you have an Xbox One and are really interested in Ace Combat 7, You can try it since it’s available through Xbox Game Pass.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is available for all major platforms i.e. on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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