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Ace Combat Infinity is the newest installment in the Ace Combat series, and the first to be available as a free-to-play game, for the Playstation 3 by Project Access and published by Namco. It takes place in 2019, 4 years after Ace Combat 6, on an Earth devastated by meteor impacts. Conflict breaks out between the United Nations and a mysterious terrorist organization known only as The Sons of Troia, and the Arrows Air Defense and Security company is called in to take action. Players takes the role of Bone Arrow 4 of the Bone Arrows Squadron, callsign “Reaper.”
The futuristic dogfight combat of the Ace Combat series appears to remain largely unchanged saved for new weaponry. The story will advance largely through voice-overs in the form of radio communications between pilots, also characteristic of the franchise. The greatest change to the formula is the fact that Ace Combat Infinity will be free-to-play over the Playstation Network, which Namco Bandai hopes will attract new players to the series.
- 2013 (TBA)