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25th Anniversary DLC -Experimental Aircraft Series- out now!Apr 28, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsThis special set contains 3 ACE COMBAT™ 7: SKIES UNKNOWN add-ons, including the F-15 S/MTD Set, the F-16XL Set, and the FB-22 Strike Raptor Set. As a bonus, it also includes 10 emblems and 10 skins. Content: Playable aircraft - F-15 S/MTD (The Boeing Company) - F-16XL (Lockheed Martin Corporation) - FB-22 Strike Raptor (Lockheed Martin Corporation) - Includes special skins and special weapons for each aircraft Set purchase privilege 10 types of aircraft skins: ACE COMBAT Skins for enemy pilots and rival units from past works. - CFA-44 Butterfly Master Skin - A-10A Varcolac Skin - MiG-21bis Huckebein Skin - YF-23 Z.O.E.Skin - MiG-29 RedMoon Skin - Su-35S Markov Skin - Su-37 Markov Skin - Su-33 Strigon Skin - Su-47 Grabacr Skin - Su-37 Ofnir Skin 10 emblems - Four types of Nuggets emblems to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the series - 6 types from series emblems such as “Albireo” and “Beast” * Skins and emblems included in the 25th Anniversary DLC -Experimental Aircraft Series- are not sold separately. * If you purchase even one of the three aircraft included in the set, you will not be able to purchase the set product later. In that case, you will not be able to obtain the skins and emblems of the set purchase privilege, so please be careful when purchasing the product. * To use the CFA-44 Butterfly Master Skin included in the set purchase privilege, you need to have the ACE COMBAT ™ 7: SKIES UNKNOWN playable aircraft "CFA-44 Nosferatu" sold at each platform store. War Z and Ace Combat 7 lead March's PlayStation Now additionsMar 1, 2021 - EurogamerAnother month means more new additions to Sony's PlayStation Now subscription service, with March set to bring co-op zombie shooter World War Z, aerial adventure Ace Combat 7, superhero romp Infamous: Second Son, plus time-manipulating FPS Superhot. World War Z, which released back in 2019, is essentially a modern day spin on Valve's beloved Left 4 Dead series. Developed by Saber Interactive, it tasks teams of up to four players with taking on the zombie hordes, each new mission seeing them step into the shoes of a new group of survivors as the action relocates to another part of the globe - New York, Tokyo, Moscow, Jerusalem, and Marseille. World War Z was a solid enough effort on release, but it's grown considerably since then - it now features five competitive multiplayer modes, for instance - expanding and improving thanks to Saber's extensive post-launch support. Infamous: Second Son, meanwhile, is the third game in Sucker Punch's open-world superhero series, initially launching on PS4 in 2014. It follows the super-powered adventures of street artist Delsin Rowe across Seattle, and, like earlier games, features a morality system giving players the choice of whether to use their abilities for good or evil. Oli Welsh called it "compact and likeable" in his 7/10 review, while noting, "There's not been much of an attempt to shake up the mission scenarios or structure of the game, leaving you with a very rote open-world adventure". Read more Ace Combat 7 gets a free birthday update (and we miss you, JPEG Dog)Jan 18, 2021 - PCGamesNTime sure... flies, huh? Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is now two years old, and to celebrate, publisher Bandai Namco has a free update on the way that adds a selection of free new content to the arcade-style flight simulation game. What Ace Combat 7 pilots will be seeing when the update drops January 19 is a bundle of new skins and emblems for their aircraft. There's a Phoenix skin for the F-22A, a Mobius skin for the F-4E, Garuda for the F-15E Strike Eagle, Rodgebacks for the ASF-X Shinden II, a Crow skin for the F-16C Fighting Falcon, Scarface and UPEO skins for the Su-37, Gryphus for the F-22A Raptor, UPEO for the Typhoon, and a eye-melting glowing skin for the X-02S Strike Wyvern. On top of that, you'll also be getting a new batch of emblems for use on your aircraft, one of which is Trigger's distinctive orange wolf carrying a revolver in its mouth. That's all well and good, but we choose to believe that Trigger's mascot is actually the legendary JPEG Dog, a dearly departed golden retriever who had belonged to one of the developers. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Want more Ace Combat PC games? Here are nine great options Ace Combat 7 takes a beating from PC players over bugged resolution and HOTAS support Ace Combat 7's JPEG Dog is a tribute to a developer's departed pet 2nd Anniversary Free UpdateJan 18, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsIt has been two years already since ACE COMBAT ™ 7: SKIES UNKNOWN was released, reaching more than 2,5 million units sold worldwide. In order to mark this two-year milestone and as we keep celebrating ACE COMBAT series 25th anniversary with our community of pilots across the world that supported the game throughout those years, a free update will be released tomorrow, January 19, bringing more skins and emblems to customize their aircrafts! Please find below the full list: Added 10 new skins and 10 new emblems Skins and emblems can be viewed by choosing "Select a Skin" and "Select Emblem". Note: Skins and emblems can only be changed in campaign mode after completing campaign mode once. In multiplayer mode, they can be changed from the beginning. 10 New Skins X-02S Glowing Skin F-22A Phoenix Skin F-4E Mobius Skin F-15E Garuda Skin ASF-X Ridgebacks Skin F-16C Crow Skin Su-37 Scarface Skin Tyhoon UPEO Skin F-22A Gryphus Skin Su-37 UPEO Skin 10 New Emblems 25th Anniversary Nugget -Mobius 1- 25th Anniversary Nugget -Yellow 13- ACE COMBAT 7 2nd Anniversary Shooter (emblem) Spooky (emblem) Falco (emblem) UNF UNICS Arrows (Low-Vis) Falco Anniversary DLC Original Aircraft Series & Free Update 1.50Oct 27, 2020 - Community Announcements25th Anniversary DLC - Original Aircraft Series - In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the ACE COMBAT™ series, the additional downloadable content "25th Anniversary DLC - Original Aircraft Series" is coming out tomorrow! This DLC includes three of the most popular aircraft from the series, the ASF-X Shinden II, XFA-27, and CFA-44 Nosferatu, along with new weapons, skins, and emblems. Content: 3 playable aircraft - CFA-44 Nosferatu - XFA-27 - ASF-X Shinden II - Special skin and special armor for each aircraft Bonuses of purchasing the DLC pack set: 12 aircraft skins are available: F-15C Eagle Cipher Skin", "Rafale M Espada Skin" etc. from ACE COMBAT ZERO THE BELKAN WAR 20 emblems: - Two Nuggets emblems commemorating the 25th anniversary of the series - 5 types of emblems including "Ghost" and "Golem (Low-Vis)" - 13 types of series emblems, including "Nagase" and "Butterfly Master" In the official trailer, you'll see the three aircraft in action, their exclusive skins and special weapons, as well as the various ACE COMBAT emblems, including a reissued skin from ZERO THE BELKAN WAR and a Nuggets emblem celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series. Patch 1.50 Today, we're releasing a free update. Update 1.50 Content: New Difficulty Level "CASUAL -EASY- "Simplified Chinese" subtitle support The free update adds a new difficulty level, CASUAL -EASY-, which will make the campaign mode more exhilarating for all platforms. This difficulty level is recommended for those who are new to ACE COMBAT. The STEAM® version will also have Simplified Chinese subtitles for the first time in the series. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the ace pilot experience in ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown. Read the patch notes here. The 9 best dogs in PC gamesAug 10, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun One Off The List is our monthly list feature. Is there something you think doesn’t deserve to be on this list? Comment with your reasons why, and next time it may be struck off. All dogs go to heaven, we have heard it said. But what about videogame dogs? By the virtue of their non-existence you may suspect they are refused entry. However, after contemplating the issue for some time, our finest minds in the listicle archives have concluded that, yes, even videogame dogs go to heaven. What a relief. Here are the 10 goodest boys in PC games, all approved for divine ascendence. (more…) 25th Anniversary Free UpdateApr 2, 2020 - Community AnnouncementsCelebrate Ace Combat’s 25th anniversary with a free update for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, available today! Dominate the skies once again with fierce new skins and emblems. Added 9 new skins and 12 new emblems You can view skins and emblems by choosing "Select a Skin" and "Select Emblem". Note: Skins and emblems can only be changed in campaign mode after completing the mode once. In multiplayer mode, they can be changed from the beginning. - 9 New Skins - Strider Skin (Count) Mage 1 Skin (Clown) Spare 6 Skin (Full Band) Spare 8 Skin (Champ) Spare 11 Skin (Tabloid) Alicorn Skin Rage Skin Scream Skin Spare 2 Skin (Count) - 12 New Emblems - Trigger (Low-Vis) Mage (Low-Vis) Spare (Low-Vis) Strider (Low-Vis) LRSSG (Low-Vis) Alicorn Squadron Mimic Squadron Three Strikes Nugget Mihaly Nugget Kotobuki Team Emblem Kylie Emblem A message from Ace Combat Brand Director, Kazutoki Kono: read it here. We are truly grateful for your continued support of Ace Combat!The 12 most extravagant lines of dialogue in gamesFeb 21, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun One Off The List is our weekly list feature. Is there something you think doesn t deserve to be on this list? Comment with your reasons why, and next week it may be struck off. The greasy realm of the videogame is not always the best place to look for good writing. For every Disco Elysium there are roughly 800 Detroit: Beyond Humans. But it is a good place to look for wondrous, over-the-top nonsense. I m talking about character dialogue so flamboyant and exaggerated, you could insert some line breaks and it would instantly become a verse in a glam rock anthem. Here are the 12 most extravagant, exuberant, and intense lines of dialogue. In games, subtext is just whatever s written on the side of the nuclear submarine. (more…) The 8 most shocking uses of electricity in gamesFeb 7, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun One Off The List is our weekly list feature. Is there something you think doesn t deserve to be on this list? Comment with your reasons why, and next week it may be struck off. Imagine a world without electricity. Horrible. What would we use to blend our smoothies? How would we know when uncle Derek hits the metal bit again in the Sunday game of Operation? Electricity has roughly one dozen uses, and yet it is in the realm of videogames when we see its most fantastical and offensive capabilities brought screaming to life. To celebrate the important role of sassy electrons in your otherwise mundane life of neutrons and – ugh – protons, here are the 8 most shocking uses of electricity in games. (more…) Update Patch NotesNov 13, 2019 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33627724/390e0ab789ed89f912eeb7b3f13b890aeea953cd.jpg Upon further investigation, we have newly confirmed players who used cheats or performed other malicious activities and have prohibited their Steam accounts from accessing multiplayer. Thank you for your continued support & understanding.DLC Mission "Anchorhead Raid" Now Available!Oct 25, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsAces, it’s time to report for duty. The Anchorhead Raid DLC is available for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown! Your mission: strip the port of its naval functions to prevent the Alicorn from joining forces. Watch the trailer: Fly out today: Mission "Unexpected Visitor" Now Available!Sep 25, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsThis boat has the means to end the war, but at what cost? Set off to capture a monstrous submarine in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown’s DLC 4 mission "Unexpected Visitor", available today! Watch the trailer: Announcement for Steam Patch v1.1.4.2Aug 27, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsAfter some investigation, we have verified that certain players have been using cheats or otherwise exhibiting malicious and/or troublesome behavior towards others. With this update, we have put restrictions on these players' Steam accounts to prevent them from joining multiplayer mode. When attempting to select multiplayer mode using one of these accounts, an error message will appear and multiplayer mode will be inaccessible.DLC 3: ADFX-01 Morgan Set Out Now!Jul 31, 2019 - Community Announcements Bandits will tremble with fear when your ADFX-01 Morgan breaks through the clouds. Unlock this multirole fighter aircraft today in ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN’s third DLC! This set also includes 7 skins, including the special "Pixy Skin", and the new special weapon "MPBM" for the ADFX-01 Morgan aircraft. Get this DLC pack to receive: Playable aircraft - ADFX-01 Morgan + Pixy Skin and 6 other skins Special weapons - TLS - MPBM - IEWS Skins - X-02S Strike Wyvern Mihaly Skin - Su-30SM Mihaly Skin 4 Emblems - Galm / Galm (Low-Vis) - Galm (emblem) - Phoenix (original) Patch v1.1.3.1 releasedJul 17, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsFunctions implemented to counteract any user activity that is considered suspicious. *We will notify enforcement date through our BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe website and Steam page."The best games of 2019 so farJul 10, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Summer. The heat age. Scorch season. Spring’s hangover. It’s the mid-point of the year and you know what that means. No, not “mojito time”, Geoff, put those away. It’s time we told you what the best games of the year are so far. There are quite a lot of them. Just look how many videogames have escaped from their developers in the past six months and are now running amok through the blistering streets, getting stuck in the melting tarmac, like ants in jam. It’s unsanitary. So allow us to round up these unruly games and trap them in a handy list. Here are our favourite sword swingers and space ‘splorers so far this year (and a couple of DLCs for good measure). Okay, Geoff, now bring the mojitos. (more…) DLC 2: ADF-01 FALKEN Set Out Now!Jun 26, 2019 - Community Announcements Take the dogfights to the next level with the ADF-01 Falken Set, now available in ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN’s Season Pass! This DLC pack includes the following items: Playable aircraft - ADF-01 FALKEN Wardog Skin and 6 other skins Special weapons - TLS - 4AAM - FAEB Skin - Su-30M2 Sol Skin 4 Emblems - Wardog - Scarface - The Heroes of Razgriz - The Ghosts of Razgriz ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN Patch 1.12 now liveJun 11, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsA new update has been released today for ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN! Patch ver. 1.12 fixes an issue in the multiplayer mode of the PC version of the game. Thank you for your support, Aces!ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN Multiplayer patchMay 29, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsA new patch for the Steam version of ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN will be released on May 30 to fix the previously mentioned issue with DLC items. The content of the update is as follows: Addressed an issue in the multiplayer mode of the PC version. Thank you for your continued support!Ace Combat 7 now supports a few more flight sticksMay 22, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown features a veteran fighter pilot whose full name is Mihaly Dumitru Margareta Corneliu Leopold Blanca Karol Aeon Ignatius Raphael Maria Niketas A. Shilage. That’s fabulous. It s also got plenty of smashing dogfight action. But you know what it doesn t have? Support for most flight sticks. That s disappointing. However, there are now at least a few more twisty toys functional with the game, the developers have said in a Steam update. The bad news: only joysticks made by Thrustmaster have been added. They are the hardware folks who make admittedly good flight sticks and HOTAS, and who cause untold spluttering as its customers try to explain to their significant others why there is a transaction for something called the Thrustmaster hot ass on the bank statement this month. Well, Gareth? WELL? (more…)