Bandai Namco’s free-to-play Ace Combat Infinity takes to the sky in May
Bandai Namco’s long running Ace Combat series is back on the PlayStation 3, and this time the battle has changed from a retail product, to a free-to-play download on the PlayStation Store. Japanese gamers will get a taste of Ace Combat Infinity on May 20th, with a North American and European release to follow the week after on May 27th, and May 28th.
Taking place in a near future world, Ace Combat Infinity blends various aspects of previous games that fans enjoyed and introduces new features like an online co-op mission mode and robust customization options. Co-op gameplay consists of real-time battles with two co-op teams of four aircraft fighting against NPCs. Bandai Namco promises a player vs. player option will be available shortly after launch. Like any Ace Combat game, Infinity features a story mode that will ease veterans and new players into the game. Want a more personal look for your plane? Customization can be done via skins, and emblems. The game also has a contract system which sees players purchase and complete contracts which boost the performance of their planes, weapon systems and more.
In other free-to-play Bandai Namco news, SoulCalibur: Lost Swords should’ve been released today in North America, but it’s currently missing. A European release is scheduled for tomorrow.
UPDATE: SoulCaliBUR: Lost Swords is now available to download in North America on PS3.