Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Flight Sim

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

Birds of Steel takes off for 360, PS3

Birds of Steel (360, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 4

Konami has announced that Gaijin Entertainment’s latest flight sim, Birds of Steel, has shipped to retail for the 360 and PS3. Set during World War II, Birds of Steel features 20 missions set across 16 locations, with over 100 aircraft, including the P-51 Mustang and A6M Zero, changing weather, and time cycles. Some of the notable battles include the Battle of Midway and the Battle of the Coral Sea. Multiplayer is also supported, with co-op strike campaigns and a 17-player versus mode.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Microsoft Flight launches along with Adventure Pack, plane DLC

Microsoft Flight (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 2

Microsoft returns to the world of flight sims today with the release of their follow-up to Flight Simulator X, Microsoft Flight. The free-to-player download-only release, available at MicrosoftFlight.com, allows virtual pilots to fly over the Big Island of Hawaii in an Icon A5. Players who sign in using their Games for Windows – Live account will also receive free DLC, including the Boeing Stearman, extra missions, access to Achievements, and an Online Pilot Profile.

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DLC, PC News

Microsoft Flight and Hawaiian Adventure Pack DLC dated, detailed

With its beta recently wrapped, Microsoft has announced that Microsoft Flight, the latest in their long-running family of flight sims, will launch for download on February 29. The first DLC pack, the Hawaiian Adventure Pack, will be released alongside the base game for 1600 MS Points. The pack will build on the base’s focus on Hawaii by allowing access to the remaining Hawaiian Islands, as well as 20 new missions and the Vans RV-6A two-seater homebuilt airplane.

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DLC, PC News

Microsoft takes back to the skies with Microsoft Flight

Microsoft Flight (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

It’s been over five years since Microsoft released Flight Simulator X, and today, the company has announced their return to the genre with the upcoming Microsoft Flight. Flight is scheduled to launch for the PC this spring as a free download with the Icon A5 as the first plane available and the Big Island of Hawaii as the initial flight zone. Virtual pilots can extend their tour after completing the free missions by downloading additional DLC that will add new crafts, regions, and customization options. Microsoft plans for the new content to include “daily aerocache challenges and updates that make every flight unique and fun.” As a bonus, players who use Games for Windows Live to sign in will receive free extras, including the Boeing Stearman plane, additional missions, Achievements, and an Online Pilot Profile.

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DLC, PC News