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Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Celebrates its 3rd Anniversary With a Free Update

Ace Combat 7 DLC

Fancy some more Ace Combat 7? To celebrate the aerial actioner’s third anniversary, Bandai Namco have released a chunk of new content.

Sure, it isn’t a sim in the same way that Microsoft Flight Simulator is (though it’s more realistic than, say Sega’s Afterburner). But it is an awful lot of fun; as we noted in our review, “Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown’s moment-to-moment gameplay is simply ace.”

Now, this new content drop could give you a reason to dive right back into this aerial dogfight-em-up. There are no new VR missions, which may disappoint PSVR players, but there’s still a respectable amount of extras on offer. Here’s what you can get your hands oni:

  • 14 new skins, including the long-awaited Razgriz Squadron and Wardog Squadron skins, now available for the F-14A Tomcat, a playable aircraft added to the TOP GUN: Maverick Aircraft Set.
  • The Wardog Squadron skin for the F-14D Super Tomcat, six skins reprinted from Ace Combat 3, four European aircraft skins and a luminous skin for the XFA-27 have been added to this update.
  • 17 new emblems including an ACE COMBAT 7 3rd Anniversary emblem, three Nuggets emblems and 13 THE iDOLM@STER SEASON Collaboration emblems.

Hang on.. Top Gun? Yes – to commorate the release of the second Top Gun movie, Top Gun: Maverick, the game received DLC that included the F-14A Tomcat. We’ve got our fingers crossed for some Firefox 40th anniversary content but there’s no news as yet.

You can get a taste of the new content by watching the above trailer. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC, with VR support on PlayStation 4.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.