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Ace Combat Joint Assault

Tue 12 Jan 2010 1:25pm GMT / 8:25am EST / 5:25am PST

Second helping of PSP aerial action due this summer.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE 12 January 2010 Duck and cover! The pre-eminent aerial combat series from NAMCO BANDAI Games is delivering its next instalment in summer 2010 with the all-new ACE COMBAT JOINT ASSAULT for PSP (PlayStationPortable). Featuring accessible and exhilarating gameplay, incredible new benchmark visuals, an engrossing single player campaign and comprehensive online multiplayer options, ACE COMBAT JOINT ASSAULT will once again remind the world why the ACE COMBAT series is the reigning lord of the virtual skies.

Developed by the renowned Project Aces development team at NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. in Japan, ACE COMBAT JOINT ASSAULT is the latest in the acclaimed ACE COMBAT series of flight action games, and the second to appear on PSP following ACE COMBAT X in 2006. In the brand new ACE COMBAT JOINT ASSAULT, the nail-biting close-quarters combat and incredible visuals are completely re-designed to deliver maximum intensity and an accessible and fun experience for any fan of flight action.

Set in the skies over familiar real-world locations including Tokyo, London, San Francisco and more, players will step into the shoes of allied pilots and set out on numerous original missions to obliterate the enemy in fierce tactical dogfights. The new 'Enhanced Combat View' makes the intense combat more dynamic and believable to the player, making full use of the vast aerial environments to produce an incredible high-speed sensation and let players feel the raw exhilaration of delivering ace shots at supersonic speeds. All-new multi-strategic AI evolves the mission flow according to the player's choices throughout the campaign for an even richer depth of gameplay experience.

Alongside the new gameplay features, the team has focussed on producing the best visuals ever seen for a flight game on PSP while also significantly ramping up the online functionality. Multiplayer gameplay lets ace pilots get even with their foes in the eight player online versus mode, or cooperate with up to four friends in the co-op campaign mode. Let the tracers fly.

ACE COMBAT JOINT ASSAULT for PSP is scheduled to launch across EMEA and Asia Pacific in summer 2010. For more information about the NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe line up visit www.namcobandaigames.eu.

About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe:

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher based in Cergy-Pontoise, France. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including the RidgeRacer, Tekken, SOULCALIBUR, Tamagotchi, Digimon, Dragonball and Naruto brands.

All trademarks and copyrights associated with the manufacturers, aircraft, models, trade names, brands and visual images depicted in this game are the property of their respective owners, and used with such permissions.

GeoEye

JAPAN SPACE IMAGING CORPORATION

ACE COMBAT JOINT ASSAULT & 2010 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

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