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Submitted by shadowfox 2101d ago | rumor

New Ace Combat game headed to PS3?

Namco Bandai recently revealed Katamari Damacy Tribute for the PS3, after the previously Sony exclusive franchise jumped ship to the XBox 360. It seems that the Ace Combat franchise may be up for a similar treatment. A Japanese job listing reveals that Ace Combat may be making a return flight to the PS3. (Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, PS3)

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SasanovaS777  +   2101d ago
notice the trend of older games coming to the ps3 with 3 times more punch
meepmoopmeep  +   2101d ago
i've never like AC games
actually, i've never played them. :P
ok, i'll rephrase that, i've never liked airplane games
except top-down retro ones.

i love the soundtracks though
San Frandisco  +   2101d ago
@above
i agree to a certain point really... i love both but i enjoyed to ace combate series very much,as for anything this gen or anything after AC ,i never liked.
It will be very interesting to see if this becomes exclusive since i think airplane games have a hard time making a success in the console industry.
PLUS,everything including the devs are swaying sonys way pretty quickly,and im thinking it has to do with the low cost development tools they announced and devs are gunna be looking to save money and use it to make a better game. :)
fishd  +   2101d ago
Well if it's true then Maddens_Raiders should be really happy:)
gaffyh  +   2101d ago
Not a huge fan of Ace Combat personally, it's extremely boring. But Japan seems to love it, so a wise move by Namco, although stupid that they only released on 360 before.
FlameBaitGod  +   2101d ago
On Topic: Nice, looking forward to this game
Off Topic: Nice that companies keep going to Sony without they having to pay anything unlike other companies that have to pay for exclusives.
Tempist  +   2101d ago
Awesome. If this AC6 is AC5x2 + motion controls (using the Sixaxis like a flight stick) it would be an awesome game that helps push flight sims forward.
tudors  +   2101d ago
Like all the other multiplats right?
when you have proof to back this up then talk.

BTW I just don't think flying games have enough emersion right now, there just so boring.
Leio  +   2101d ago
I like this game but the story-line and cutscenes are just below all bläähhh!
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nix  +   2101d ago
i'm little bit confused about what kind of flying games i want...
i used to like Ace combat on PS2. then i tried HAWX demo. it was bland... i mean i hated the automatic locking. i mean i didn't find it fun shooting down the enemies when they are miles away.. i think i like to face the enemy. dogfight i thought is what i want. those WWI and WWII kinda dog fights. so recently i downloaded the Red Baron demo. and as i started playing i was like - "wtf! i can't even figure out who the enemies are!"

well.. and i got killed million times when i went online.

i'll try the demo of this game before i buy it though.
Shadow Flare  +   2101d ago
Welcome back mobius 1. I really love ace combat games so this is great news to me. The best in the series is still AC4: Distant Thunder imo. The soundtracks are awesome too
poopface1  +   2101d ago
thats pretty sweet
I had ace combat 6 on 360 and I though it was a really fun game. Although my favorite thing to do was fly under bridges upside down and do stunts more than the missions.

I wonder if this is a new version or an new game. if its a new game I hope its on 360 too cause I liked the other one. Its refreshing to play a game thats not a 3rdPS or FPS these days.
Bonsai1214  +   2101d ago
Ace Combat 5 was one of the best games of last generation. its very easy to say its a top 20 or 30 game on ps2.
anti-gamer  +   2101d ago
I,m big fan of AC game ACZero & AC3 was the best
I hope new AC well be batter than AC6
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willie6289  +   2101d ago
IMO
best flight sim game = tie fighter
ThanatosDMC  +   2100d ago
Ace Combat 5 >>>>>>>&g t; HAWX
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shadowfox  +   2101d ago
Said this about Katamari, but it's worth repeating
Ace Combat has come home!
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Too_Hyped  +   2101d ago
Ah ah another former 360 exclusive in the bag, like every day. It's nice to see the 360 die a little bit more every day.
Man_of_the_year  +   2101d ago
You have serious problems if you hate a machine that badly.
DavidMacDougall  +   2101d ago
I like how all the 360 fanboys are changing there tune
ultimolu  +   2101d ago
Like you hate the PS3 Man_of_the_Year?

Yeah, I thought so.
Man_of_the_year  +   2101d ago
@Juuken
Actually i have a PS3 if you took the time to click my Bio and limit your ignorance - as well as i have stated time and time again i love my PS3 and my 360.

I don't pay $400 on a product that i didn't like. And i love my Blu-Ray collection. Just because i am not blinded like the likes of you and the rest of your SDF doesn't mean i hate my PS3.

And atleast i own a PS3 and a 360 so if i have something negative to say about either one of them i can...unlike you juuken who feels the need to critizise something you don't even own. If you don't own a 360 why do you seem to appear in 360 threads? Huh, ya i though so...troll
ultimolu  +   2100d ago
Just because you have a PS3 doesn't mean you enjoy it. And owning two consoles doesn't make you a gamer. Using a PS3 for just a bluray player is a waste of money.

Get real dude.

Wah, wah, wah, I criticize the 360. So what? Does it make you cry? I have played on one before. A family member of mine owns one. I felt Microsoft could have done better with the damn system.
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Man_of_the_year  +   2100d ago
@juuken
What r u talking about?

I didn't say i only bought my PS3 for my Blu-ray. I said i love my PS3 AND my blu-ray collection.

And i told you that i wouldn't have paid $400 for something if i didn't like it. I LOVE MY PS3.

Ofcourse MS could have done a better job making the console - So could have Sony...what is your point?

And if owning 2 of the top gen systems of this generation doesn't make me a gamer...what does that say about you who only has 1...does that mean you are even worse than a non-gamer who does own 2 consoles? And thus your comments shouldn't be considered?

quit posting ignorant comments while you are ahead...

And i am glad to hear that you managed to get around to playing a 360. Your comments are still ignorant and you still look like you just pick random words from a reply and make an argument over it. Your entire response makes absolutely no sense what so ever to my comment.
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ultimolu  +   2100d ago
Yeah, I misread your comment. But your attitude towards the PS3 is usually anything *but* positive.

My comments aren't ignorant. I'm just sick of the PS3 bashing. This has been going on for three years already.
truehunter  +   2101d ago
So now they want to do battle with HAWX.
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iHEARTboobs  +   2101d ago
I was looking forward to HAWX
But I was really let down by the demo. I hope this rumor is true. I've been feeling the need for speed for a while now.
Ju  +   2100d ago
Hawx is not bad and until AC comes around on the PS3 its the top tier flying game, no doubt about it (well, if you can't run the AC PS2 series on your PS3).

So, I am looking forward to this game.

BTW: Did anyone try playing Hawx with this flight stick ? Does that work well ?
artgamer  +   2101d ago
wow, it's like gamedevs are going: "Well, we tried the 360 thing, it didn't work, now lets make the game as we envisioned it, free of limitations"
firetaw  +   2101d ago
Agree
i couldnt have said it better my self artgamer.
Mr Marbles  +   2101d ago
Well it seems that way
if thats what you want to believe because your a fanboy.

What they are more likely saying is, PS3 has finally got its install base up to something that matters, so now we can ALSO release these games on PS3 without it being a complete waste of time and money.

Im sure this will be on both consoles, no reason to believe they will not bring it to the console that has the larger install base and sells games much faster.
Sitdown  +   2101d ago
Is that what..
Sega said with Virtua Fighter 5 when they decided to bring it to the 360...while adding online? Did Epic say that with Unreal 3?
xg-ei8ht  +   2101d ago
It's unpopular, because of alot of people cannot handle flight in a game.

I'm not brilliant at it, but i get by.

I actually love the fly mechanics in Warhawk, yes it's not real etc, but it's very rewarding and entertaining.

I think flight could also be used in other games, that have nothing to do with sims/etc.

Like a sequence of controlling a plane, chopper, etc. For a short while, just like games have car sections. Maybe more people would enjoy it.

I like flying in BF2, But i think the flying model in those games is so much easier, then in the earlier battlefield series.
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Ju  +   2100d ago
See, I have trouble with the flight in Warhawk. The main reason is the switching between normal flight and hoovering which changes the controls. I had some practice runs and eventually I got it (well, I am not great, but I could fly that thing).

AC, and Hawx, and also Blazing Angles II got the more traditional approach which I like more. Hawx and BA use the same motion controls (which has improved from BA I to II) and work really well in now even in Hawx. I hope AC will get that, too, and it'll work well.
Bazookajoe_83  +   2101d ago
Booring
In my oppinion, if the demo on live is as good as the game. Then it might very well be the worst game i have ever played.

PS: Personal oppinion
Man_of_the_year  +   2101d ago
AC is a multiplat game that was only released on the 360 because there wasn't enough time to make the game for the PS3 since it wasn't out.

The franchise is now multiplat and its nice to see that it stays that way.

MS is not losing an exclusive since AC6 is still on the 360 and not the PS3. This will be a new AC game that will be on both consoles.

Thus MS didn't lose an exclusive as AC 7 will likely be on both - MS gained an exclusive with AC6.

Sony lost a once exclusive franchise.
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Greysturm  +   2101d ago
lol...
Spin it boy, spin it.

Anyway thats good the ace combat series is one of the series i have been willing to play but i havent had the time to do it on my friends xbox so hopefully it will come to ps3.
ONYX737  +   2101d ago
WOW!
Don't have many upcoming exclusives this year? Talk about old ones!
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LastDance  +   2101d ago
ok
Man_of_the_year  +   2101d ago
@Greysturn
Where's the spin bro. That is just facts.

AC was an exclusive franchise to the PS brand. But becuase the 360 was releasing 1 year earlier than the PS3 then Namco decided to bulid the game for the 360. There is no hidden agenda there, Devs need to create games to make money. If the PS3 was out before the 360 then i am sure AC6 would have been exclusive to the PS3.

AC6 is exclusive to the 360 cause its not coming to the PS3.

A new AC is in the works and that will most likely be multi becase in these times 3rd party devs need to maximize returns.

Since the AC franchise was only on the PS before the 360 came out than yes it was an exclusive franchise to the Sony brand....and since AC6 is on the 360 than YES Sony lost a once exclusive franchise and MS gained an exclusive game.

No spin bro, just the facts.
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Greysturm  +   2101d ago
Why so serious?
Ok ill tell you why you are spinning the news.

First of all, there is no confirmation of the title so it might just be a port of AC6 it wouldnt be the fist time a title comes to the ps3 years later, so what they are doing would efectively mean a loss of an exclusive title.

Second, since there is no word on what the project is, it also means that there are not any confirmed platforms which if its a new project your encroachment defense of an its "exclusivity" is pointless and makes you look paranoid not to mention fanboyish. What if the new title comes to the ps3 exclusively to cater to the japanese fanbase only?

Third, you are not exposing the facts, you are pushing your point of view on them and declaring that as fact also known to some as spin. The only fact is that ace combat 6 released on the 360 exclusively this gen but for whatever reason namco decided to break this gen exclusivity to bring the franchise to ps3. You can argue all you want about the history of the franchise the fact is this gen it was exclusive to the xbox and aparently it is no longer so which means microsofts lost an exclusive for this generation while sony lost a last generation console exclusive (as it also existed on arcade form).

So in conclusion, there is no evidence that the franchise debuted only on 360 because of time, deals, or choice but regardless of that it was exclusive (for this gen) no spin and it was lost. There is also no evidence supporting that it is now multiplat that is your spin on things. The only fact you stated on your whole argument was that sony had this franchise exclusive last gen and that it changed console this gen.

To exemplify see if this spin might be Familiar...

sony hasnt lost a franchise as all the other games were exclusive prior then sony didnt lose the frnachise so microsoft got an exclusive game but sony still has the exclusivity on the franchise as all of it was not ported to xbox consoles.

or

Since the next one is multiplatform the 360 has lost the franchise this gen and sony has regained it.

Point made.
Man_of_the_year  +   2101d ago
R U Serious?
I can't believe i have to waste my last bubble on your ignorance.

"First of all, there is no confirmation of the title so it might just be a port of AC6 it wouldnt be the fist time a title comes to the ps3 years later, so what they are doing would efectively mean a loss of an exclusive title."

- They are making a NEW AC game (read the title of the Article). Since its NEW then it wouldn't be a port. And since AC6 is already out then a NEW AC would be #7.

"Second, since there is no word on what the project is, it also means that there are not any confirmed platforms which if its a new project your encroachment defense of an its "exclusivity" is pointless and makes you look paranoid not to mention fanboyish. What if the new title comes to the ps3 exclusively to cater to the japanese fanbase only?"

- Where did i say that the NEW AC that they are developing was "exclusive"? AC6 is exclusive, anything after that i said would be multiplat. And there is not enough PS3 in japan right now for a smart developer to only make a game for Japan if they have already entered into the western demographics.

"Third, you are not exposing the facts, you are pushing your point of view on them and declaring that as fact also known to some as spin. The only fact is that ace combat 6 released on the 360 exclusively this gen but for whatever reason namco decided to break this gen exclusivity to bring the franchise to ps3. You can argue all you want about the history of the franchise the fact is this gen it was exclusive to the xbox and aparently it is no longer so which means microsofts lost an exclusive for this generation while sony lost a last generation console exclusive (as it also existed on arcade form)."

- what the heck are you talking about. This whole paragraph makes absolutley no sense. The facts that i wrote are facts. No spin. You are just using hypothetical examples. There is nothing in the article that states anything that AC6 would come to the PS3, you are just speculating and going against the title and agaist your first paragraph...get a clue.

"So in conclusion, there is no evidence that the franchise debuted only on 360 because of time, deals, or choice but regardless of that it was exclusive (for this gen) no spin and it was lost. There is also no evidence supporting that it is now multiplat that is your spin on things. The only fact you stated on your whole argument was that sony had this franchise exclusive last gen and that it changed console this gen."

- R U really that ignorant? Until AC6 comes out on the PS3 then AC6 is exclusive to the 360. If there was no evidence that the game will be multiplat than it is more probable that AC7 will be 360 exclusive...but like i said it will be multiplat for the reasons that i have stated before. And until you can give a more EDUCATED reason as to why AC6 only came out on the 360, then its a pretty obvious guess that due to not having the kits ready while the game was in development from SONY as stated on many other games when the PS3 was not released, then it would appear that time of console release has EVERYTHING to do with AC6 not coming to the PS3.

I am done talking to you as i have used up all my bubbles, your ignorance on this topic is too great to carry on. You seem to be arguing with me for the sake of just arguing. But you cannot even use common sense to figure out the obvious. half of your argument you either made no sence of just contradict yourself.

I wash my hands clean of your idiotic rebutles.
_Q_  +   2101d ago
Coll beans
AC3 was the last one I played anyway. But I liked Hawx I bet Namco will try and one up it.
LeShin  +   2101d ago
I really hope this is true!
I love the Ace Combat series but I never got the chance to play the latest iteration as I don't have an 360. Really didn't like HAWX
PumPum  +   2101d ago
YABADADOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Been wating for this one since i bought my ps3, heck since the last ps2 game.
killcycle  +   2101d ago
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hell yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ace combat + ps3 = success!!
free3sixty  +   2101d ago
yep, like Bioshock aund Lost Planet.
Greysturm  +   2101d ago
Exactly...
Great for gamers as they dont have to buy a 360 to play it :P
Silly gameAr  +   2101d ago
Yeah
Those are two great examples. In fact, they did so well on the PS3, the sequels are coming to the PS3 also.;)
testerg35  +   2101d ago
Wasn't this always a PS game? Went to the 360 because I don't even know if PS3 was out yet.
free3sixty  +   2101d ago
MS makes it right.. paying less for time exclusivity and then giving the game to the ps3 to flop in sales.. like Bioshock and Lost Planet :)
Greysturm  +   2101d ago
and yet...
By losing this exclusives they also lose a part of their sale appeal as their oponents library gets stronger and ps2 owners lose some of the incentive to buy a 360. :P
renato  +   2101d ago
YES!
I see Blood!!!!!!!!!

I'm so happy!

Die Xbox, DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!
madmike  +   2101d ago
the only thing that die
is the ps3 and then the fanboys will follow still injoying third place or will haze 2 kill off the xbox360 d.cks.
ravinshield  +   2101d ago
I see Blood!!!!!!!!!
have you checked your tampon
Andras84  +   2101d ago
Finaly!!!!
I love Ace Combat! Been waiting for this for a long time.
kydrice  +   2101d ago
They need to make an air combat game where it's actually proportional. I'm tired of flying low and finding out that my jet is three times the size of a skyscraper.
TheBand1t  +   2101d ago
God I hope this is true.

I FRIGGIN' LOVE ACE COMBAT!!!111!!1!!!1!!oneoneone !!
Lazarus69  +   2101d ago
I've was wondering if anybody knows why it was called AC6 because wasn't it the 7th ace combat?
Strife Lives  +   2101d ago
I played AC Fires Of Liberation to death on 360,online rocked!
If this is a new sequal,count me in :D ,but. .I hope its not Fires Of Liberation for the PS3. . . .The graphics were great in October 2007. . .now. .we want better.I cant wait.Love the AC series.
XLiveGamer  +   2101d ago
Ok i am going to be honest with all of you.
We fans of Air Dog fighting games we need to stand up and demand all this developers to give us Real Simulation Dog fighting games on both consoles.

Ace Combat 6 have a good story, nice characters, great graphics, good sound but its just another lame arcade game. Hawks suck, i hope you get it and if you wanna buy it or rent it go ahead its your money.

Now pay attention there is one game that really give me a dose of what i want on a console Air dog fighting game and the name is -> Over G <- This don't have the Quality of Graphics, Sound and Story that Ace Combat 6 have but damn its a hardcore sim on a console. If you get a copy of this game send me a message and i will teach a few things on it. On AC6 you have almost unlimited ammo, fuel and you can resist any quantity of G's but in Over G no no no that game rules! an F-15 can carry only 8 missiles and thats what you have 8! 4 short range and 4 mediums To evade missiles in that game you need to apply some of the technics real pilots use in real life and the use of flares and chaff wisely.

Like i told you let me know when you get a copy of this game and ask for a member of the clan Air Devils let them know "Loco" send you.

By the way the BEST multiplayer Air Dog Fighting game its not Ace Combat 6 its Over G.
Everybody that have Over G also have Ace Combat 6 and all of them agree on this.

@ Godmars290 down there

Ive been playing Ace Combat since the 1st on PSOne i already know that but they keep giving us the same stupid arcade experience. This its next gen we are supposed to have best gameplay experience than the last gen and that is more important than graphics. You have Flight Simulation on PC but not in consoles. The developers can't give us excuses now. :P

I am also fan of Simulation games: Racing, Air Combat & War FPS Games (REAL SIMs)
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Godmars290  +   2101d ago
Sorry dude,
Ace Combat has always been about arcade gameplay.
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anti-gamer  +   2101d ago
IFRIT
i think energy air force the ps2 game is the best Air Dog fighting game they should bringed to next generation
macalatus  +   2100d ago
Completely agree with you, XLive. As a matter of fact, it's probably the only PC genre that never successfully made it to the consoles. I mean, if we can make a racing sim like Gran Turismo then there should be no reason why anyone can't make a REAL flight sim for the consoles.
Bgibbs  +   2101d ago
If its anything like Ace Combat Zero ill buy it
ThatCanadianGuy  +   2101d ago
360 FTMFL
Socomer 1979  +   2100d ago
Im good.
I play ace combat on my psp when i take fights.
the only way they are gonna make ace combat better is if they actually have great ground graphics and a more in depth c0ckpit view.

it has to be more realistic and who knows how long its gonna take to get it there?
ace combat on 360 just improved the smoke from missles fired.
for all that, i'll just stick with the psp version.
XLiveGamer  +   2100d ago
I challenge anyone here on Over G.
xg-ei8ht  +   2100d ago
Bioshock failed on PS3 for Three reasons.

1)A poorish port. Didn't look better, looked worse.

2)Same price as new game, except it had already been out on 360,PC.

3)Neither game sold that well on either platform. Lost planet as well, considering how many shooter gamers there are.

Bioshock was miles better then gears. Yet sold less.

Lost planet got boring after ashort while, abit assasins creed.
Ps_alm3k  +   2099d ago
LOL....Love my ps3..
If you going to challenge the ps3,
Don't ever let your guard down xbox!!!!!
llMurcielagoll  +   2059d ago
Nice.
Actually this is good news to me. Ive played all of the Ace Combat series and when AC 6 released on the 360.. That was a shock to me.

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