Earlier today, game developer Namco Bandai Games made the announcement that their upcoming aerial combat shooter, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy would be making its North American debut on the Nintendo 3DS in mid-November.
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy (yeah that’s a mouth full) will use the 3DS system to make a more interesting experience for fans of the Ace Combat franchise. I will allow for touch screen targeting and added control mechanics, giving gamers full command of each skirmish. This will also enable “split-second counter maneuvers” which should make dogfights more intense. As you would expect from the Ace Combat franchise, the game will also give gamers a ton of different real-world aircraft to pilot on a wide range of missions in locations they are probably familiar with.
Assault Horizon Legacy will be making its debut on November 15th, 2011. The console version, entitled Ace Combat: Assault Horizon will be releasing on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 11th, 2011. A demo of the console version is now available on both systems for those of you who would like to give it a try.
Aerial combat games have never really been my forte. I tend to react a little too slowly and don’t adapt to the controls very well, but after the re-release of Star Fox 64 3D I have to admit that I am slowly getting my interest back in these types of games. The use of the touch screen does sound like it could make Assault Horizon Legacy a fun game to play.