Ace Combat 7 E3 trailer is full of drama and near-future sci-fi

I'm not familiar with the Ace Combat series, but the newest trailer for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown—which, in case you missed it, is coming to PC—makes me want to rectify that. It offers a mixture of dramatic music, aerial combat, cod-philosophical musings, and reports from a war between fictional countries—also, there's a space elevator, and an army is occupying it, which is probably bad.

We'll have to wait and see whether this is the extent of Bandai Namco's E3 Ace Combat 7 media, or whether we'll learn more about it at the show, but one new thing we have learned is that Ace Combat 7 will now be out in 2018, as mentioned on the company's Facebook page.

Tekken 7, another big Bandai Namco game, released recently. Dave Houghton summarised it thusly in his review: "A smart, blisteringly fun experience at its core, Tekken 7’s limited singleplayer campaign and poor tutorials marr an otherwise resounding win".

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.