New Multiplayer Maps and Plane Variations Highlight Latest Downloadable Content for Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

February 22, 2008

New Multiplayer Maps and Plane Variations
Highlight Latest Downloadable Content for Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

NAMCO BANDAI Games today revealed information on
the new downloadable content for Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation that will be
available for download from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace on Thursday, February 28.
Consisting of original plane variations as well as several new stages and maps
for single player and online multiplayer play, these all-new downloads will give
players more ways to enjoy this award-winning hit title.

The following plane variants will be available
for download on Thursday, February 28:

  • F-117A Night Hawk – General Emblem (Free): An
    international conglomerate featured in Ace Combat 3, General Resource has used
    its access to the world’s most powerful corporations to imbue this aircraft
    with increased attack power.
  • Mirage2000-5 – Advanced (200 Microsoft
    Points): Reduced armor and improved engine thrust have resulted in an aircraft
    with advanced handling and acceleration characteristics.
  • Su-33 Flanker – Crimson Wing (200 Microsoft
    Points): A fighter plane modified for air shows and exhibition performances,
    this aircraft is equipped with colored smoke missiles An increased missile
    payload and accelerated reload capabilities have been added for enhanced
    performance capabilities.
  • F-15E Strike Eagle – The Idolmaster Chihaya
    (400 Microsoft Points): While a little hard to handle when it’s in a bad mood,
    this plane’s talent is undeniable. Keep your head up, spread your wings and
    take to the skies!
  • Razgriz Set – Contains F-16C Fighting Falcon,
    F-2A, Su-33 Flanker and Rafale M (400 Microsoft Points): This set of four
    planes bears the emblem of the Razgriz squadron, the heroes of Ace Combat 5.
    Each plane is accentuated with advanced durability to ensure the survival of
    all squad members in even the most hostile missions.

The downloadable content for Ace Combat 6
launching next week also includes the following single player and online
multiplayer stages and maps:

  • Battle Royale Download #1 (100 Microsoft
    Points): A maximum of 16 players can take part in this new online Battle
    Royale stage over the South Sea. Avoid the onslaught from the mighty Gyges and
    Kottos assailants and strike down the opposition!
  • Co-op Battle Download #1 (300 Microsoft
    Points): Up to four players can team up for this new online cooperative
    mission, hunting down the enemy forces that are hunkered down across a rocky
    canyon. Primary mission objectives consist of four individually timed
    operations, with a new secondary mission opening up once these objectives are
    met. Work with your wingmen to successfully clear all operations and unleash
    the full power of Ragno Fortress!
  • Siege Battle Download #1 (300 Microsoft
    Points): A maximum of eight players can take part in this new online Siege
    Battle above the snowy plains. The attacking side must dispose of enemy attack
    drones before attempting to down a unit of transport aircraft. A delicate
    balance of offense, defense and teamwork is required to lead your team to
    victory and see the transports safely to their destination.
  • Ace of Aces Mission #1 (350 Microsoft Points):
    A new single player stage for the masters of Ace Combat 6, this new mission’s
    challenge exceeds that of the game’s previous highest difficulty level.
    Introducing a new Counter-Charge system, players can gain additional allied
    support by destroying enemies within given segments of time. Time your attacks
    correctly and build a coalition to secure victory in this mission for the most
    hardened Ace Combat veterans.

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation is currently
available in stores nationwide for the Xbox 360. For more information on the
game, please visit
http://www.acecombatsix.com
.