Ace Combat Set for iPhone
Tilt controls and download content on the way this winter.
Ace Combat is the next major franchise to make the trip to iPhone. Namco Bandai announced today Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion, a new iPhone entry in the fan favorite arcade-style flight series. The game will be released through Bandai Networks America this Winter.
Skies of Incursion is a direct sequel to PSP's Ace Combat X Skies of Deception. The game's story follows the same battle as that title, but focuses on Falcon Squadron, a separate unit in the Aurelian Airforce.
Namco Bandai will be making use of the iPhone's accelerometer and touch screen to give the game a unique interface. It will be possible to pilot your plane by tilting your phone. Additionally, the game balance and play time are being adjusted to better suit mobile players.
Pricing has yet to be set for the game. In addition to the main download, players will also be able to download planes separately. The download content is also unpriced at present.
You can see more screenshots of the game at Famitsu.com. A playable build is scheduled to be shown at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show in the Namco Bandai Games booth.