Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown lands new trailers showcasing F-22A and MiG-29
Another day, another aircraft spotlight trailer for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. This time we’re getting a closer look at some staples of the series, the F-22A “Raptor” and the MiG-29A “Fulcrum”.
The F-22A “Raptor” is one of the more recent developments coming from US military projects. This aircraft was developed by Lockheed Martin and was the result of the USAF’s Advanced Tactical Fighter program, meant to create a powerful air superiority fighter to fill a longstanding need for the USAF. The unit carries and individual price tag of $150 million, with a total development and production cost of nearly $67 billion. The plane was eventually stalled in production due to a lack of substantive advancements in Russian and Chinese platforms, which were previously viewed as a threat. The last unit was delivered in 2012, and the F-35 has since largely replaced the need of this particular plane.
On the other end of the world, the MiG-29A “Fulcrum” was at one time the height of Soviet-era fighter technology. The plane was one of many results of the Mikoyan design bureaus efforts to create aircraft capable of competing with US and NATO developments. First introduced for production in the early 1980s, MiG-29 variants are still in production today, with more than 1,600 produced. This particular platform was eventually replaced by heavily updated variants as well as the iconic Su-27.
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.
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