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Ace Combat 7 takes to the Nintendo skies, hits Switch this summer

Bandai Namco’s hugely successful flight action game, Ace Combat 7 is coming to Switch with Skies Unknown Deluxe Edition.

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Quick, how successful do you think Ace Combat 7 has been? Keeping in mind that the aerial combat game has been out for consoles and PC since 2019, you might assume it’s got some solid sales to tout. But even so, you might be thinking too low. We certainly were, as Bandai Namco says that the game’s quietly sold north of five million copies. Pretty impressive, especially since it’s a game that doesn’t get all that much press.

But while it’s done that well, there was one console that never got a port. Of course that was the Nintendo Switch, a system that’s about to get just that, with the Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Deluxe Edition.

Callsign: Trigger, the Osean Federation needs you to take to the skies. The fictional continent of Usean has fallen under conflict between the Osean Federation and the Kingdom of Erusea. Highly skilled pilots are needed once more as Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. deploys ACE COMBAT™ 7: SKIES UNKNOWN DELUXE EDITION to Nintendo Switch™ on July 11. With more than 5 million copies sold, the new Switch version faithfully recreates the thrilling experience and explosive action of the original game. Soar through an expanse of clouds over richly detailed terrain and landscapes with exhilarating speed. ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN delivers intense dogfights and full 360-degree aerial combat, making it a must-have addition to any action game fan’s Switch library. For more information on the game, visit the official website.

Bandai Namco press release

As you might gather from the “Deluxe Edition” tag, this is a loaded new package too. Ace Combat 7 comes to Switch with a ton of extras, including bonus planes, skins, and lots more. Take a look below to see what’s included, and also get a comparison peek at what the Switch version looks like against the PS4 version. It’s pretty impressive.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Deluxe Edition lands on Nintendo Switch on July 11th.

The full content included in ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN DELUXE EDITION: 

  • Downloadable content ” Three original aircraft sets” + “Three SP missions”
  • Part 1 “ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN – ADF-11F Raven Set”
  • Part 3 “ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN – ADFX-01 Morgan Set”
  • Part 4 “ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN – Unexpected Visitor”
  • Part 5 “ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN – Anchorhead Raid”
  • Part 6 “ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN – Ten Million Relief Plan”
  • Bonus “Music Player Mode”
  • Playable Aircraft F-104C -Avril-
  • Playable Aircraft F-4E Phantom II
  • Three popular aircraft skins from the past series
  • 8 popular emblems of the past series

Bandai Namco press release

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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