PS3 owners will get to fly supersonic jets in raging combat while high-strung wingmen yell at them in clipped sentences for free soon. Namco Bandai announced that Ace Combat Infinity is being developed exclusively for the Sony PS3 as a free-to-play title. Olivier Comte, Senior VP of Namco Bandai Europe, explained the new franchise direction
“The Ace Combat franchise has evolved dramatically over the years, but never before have we been able to offer its amazing graphics and tactical action for free. The team at Project Aces listens very carefully to its players, and is bringing the best the series has to offer to Ace Combat Infinity, with plenty of new surprises too.”
Solo campaign missions and online co-op multiplayer will be offered when the game launches later this year. Based on previous games in the franchise, paid DLC will likely include skins and other customization options. What’s more awesome than a smiling anime girl painted on the wing of your $28 million strike fighter?