Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Flight Sim

GOG.com adds Tie Fighter, X-Wing, Monkey Island, and more

GOG (PC) LucasArts and Disney Deal Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Tie Fighter)

Several of us here have been waiting years for this news: GOG.com has added Star Wars: X-Wing Special Edition and Star Wars: Tie Fighter Special Edition to their library. Actually, the service added six games in total as part of a new deal with new license holders Disney Interactive, including Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Sam & Max Hit the Road, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. All are fantastic, but the two space-based combat flight sims in particular have been sorely missed. And this isn’t all. This batch represents only the first wave of a 20-plus-title deal.

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PC News

Ace Combat Infinity update adds new crafts, missions, and parts

Ace Combat Infinity (PS3) Update Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new patch has gone live for Ace Combat Infinity. The free-to-play title is being expanded with five new aircraft, an increased level cap for 15 craft, nine new aircraft parts, seven new campaign missions, new special raid missions for Stonehenge and another limited-time mission, and the ability to view rankings for allies and rivals. Full details can be found below.

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PlayStation 3 News

Ace Combat Infinity, Soulcalibur Lost Swords pass 1-million mark

Ace Combat Infinity (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 5

Ace Combat Infinity, the series’ first free-to-play entry, passed the one-million-download mark during May, according to Bandai Namco. To celebrate, Project Aces will gift every player who checks their notification about the commemoration before August 18 a free special aircraft, the Mirage 2000-5 -White Tiger-. The studio’s other free-to-play title, Soulcalibur Lost Swords, also surpassed one million downloads. A One Million Download Campaign was kicked off in honor of the milestone, and from July 9 to 23, players will be able to battle through a new campaign as well as take on special quests to unlock Ivy, Astaroth, and gift items.

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PlayStation 3 News

Free-to-play Ace Combat Infinity takes off, now on PSN for PS3

Ace Combat Infinity (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ace Combat Infinity, the first free-to-play entry in the series, has gone live for PS3. Available on PSN, the Project Ace-developed Infinity includes a single-player campaign, where players take on the role of a mercenary in the near future, and co-op missions. Alongside up to three other pilots, players will face off against another team to take down the most enemies. Progress opens up customization rewards for virtual pilots to tailor their craft in both single player and multiplayer. A series of special launch events were also announced, and details for each are available below.

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PlayStation 3 News

Ace Combat goes free to play with PS3 exclusive Ace Combat Infinity

Ace Combat will be returning later this year as a free-to-play release for PS3. The Project Aces-developed Ace Combat Infinity will feature a new storyline set in a campaign that takes place in the near future, which is hinted at by the enhanced tech in the new teaser. Co-op play will also be supported for up to four players, with two teams of two competing to inflict the most damage.

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PlayStation 3 News

(PC Review) Strike Suit Zero

(PC Review) Strike Suit Zero

“… an exciting new space-based combat flight sim that promises a bright future for Born Ready Games.”

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PC Reviews

Ace Combat Assault Horizon: Enhanced Edition now available for PC

Ace Combat Assault Horizon (360, PC) Multiplayer Detailed Announced - Screenshot 4

Ace Combat Assault Horizon: Enhanced Edition is now available for PC. The $34.99 set includes the base game as well as several DLC packs that add additional skins, skills, and maps, plus seven new aircraft. Multiplayer uses Games for Windows.

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DLC, PC News

Ace Combat Assault Horizon Live launch delayed, + DLC now on PSN

Ace Combat Assault Horizon (360, PC, PS3) Enhanced Edition PC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Namco Bandai has announced that the Live Games on Demand launch of Ace Combat Assault Horizon has been delayed until January. The push back from December 18 is being put down to strategic reasons, while the + DLC Pack edition for PS3 has launched on PSN and Enhanced Edition for PC is on track for its Q1 2013 release.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Ace Combat Assault Horizon Games on Demand, PSN, Steam bound

Ace Combat Assault Horizon (360, PC) Multiplayer Detailed Announced - Screenshot 3

Namco Bandai has announced that Ace Combat Assault Horizon will launch as three different packages on Live Games on Demand and PSN on December 18, and in early 2013 for PC. The standard version is already available for $19.99 on PSN, while the upcoming release will be the $29.99 + DLC Pack edition that includes adds six new aircraft and two maps. Live Games on Demand will only offer the standard edition, while Steam will only offer the $34.99 Enhanced Edition for PC. Additionally, a new patch will be available for the 360 and PS3 versions today to fix multiplayer exploits and address minor gameplay and balance issues. It was also announced that the Game Integrated Web Site will end service.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Kalypso’s Air Conflicts: Secret Wars now on Games on Demand

Air Conflicts: Secret Wars (360, PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 2

Kalypso Media has added their casual air-combat title Air Conflicts: Secret Wars to Xbox Live’s Games on Demand. The WWI- and WWII-era arcade-style shooter is available for 1600 MS Points and includes 49 missions set across seven campaigns that span both wars, covering theaters in Europe and North Africa. Mission types include patrol, hit-and-run attacks, bombing raids, and escort runs.

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Xbox 360 News