Bandai Namco has unveiled the latest aircraft focus trailer for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. The new trailer demos the Saab Gripen E in action.
The Saab JS39 Gripen platform was originally a multirole fighter aircraft developed in the 1970s and 80s to replace the Saab 35 Draken and 37 Viggen. The resulting Gripen became a staple of both the Swedish airforce, and a major moneymaker for Saab as variants of the platform were sold across the globe. The Gripen E also referred to as Gripen NG or Super-JAS, is in production and features a variety of advanced avionics and weapons options. With improved radar options and better fuel capacity, this modern variant makes the NG/E ideal for a multitude of combat operations.
This will mark the debut of the Gripen E in the Ace Combat franchise.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown launches in Japan for PS4 and Xbox One on Jan. 17, 2019. It’ll come to North America and Europe on Jan. 18. A PC version will follow on February 1st. Check out the latest trailers for the game down below. And in case you were wondering, there’s plenty more to check out. Bandai Namco also released a trailer for the multiplayer modes, including a new 8-player battle royale mode.
In the case of plane highlights, there were videos for the F-18A , as well as the iconic Mig-31B and a trailer focusing on the A-10C Thunderbolt II. Then there was a trailer showcasing the Eurofighter Typhoon.
If you want to get a more firm grasp on what the game will be like on release, there’s plenty of gameplay and other info to check out. You might want to check out the Collector’s Edition which features a scale model and the DLC season pass, if you’re a hardcore fan that is. There’s also a ton of screenshots showing gameplay elements and story to take a peek at. There’s also another longer bit of gameplay showing the “Long Day” mission.