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‘Ace Combat 7’ Shows Off Its Future DLC Missions

  • First story DLC to release next week.
  • Three DLC missions to be released.
  • One of them is a submersible aircraft carrier.

If you’re like me, you’ve probably played Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown to death this year. After a long absence from the gaming world, the latest entry to the Ace Combat franchise came back low and fast, striking with deadly accuracy among critics and fans alike. There’s been a fair amount of extra content the last few months, most of it coming in the form of new planes, but beginning next week three new missions will be coming to the game.

Featured in the trailer above, it looks like things are about to get even more chaotic in the skies. The star of the trailer is a massive aircraft carrier capable of submerging beneath the ocean. A stealth vessel, hard to track and capable of striking anywhere. It’s one of the sleekest, and most devastating weapons of warfare to appear in the series yet.

The missions will begin launching next week, with the second two missions coming in October and November respectively. While the story does tie together fairly well, there were some gaps between operations that left openings in the timeline for their appearance.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown was one of the standout titles of early 2019, picking up sometime after the events of Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation. The series has always been known for dropping players into the pilot seats of a variety of different aircraft, blending aeronautical simulation into a compelling fictitious timeline in a world wrought with warfare. It was a return to form for the series after a large misstep with the spinoff game Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, Skies Unknown successfully saving the series from a free fall into obscurity. Are you a fan of Ace Combat 7? Are you going to be checking out the latest DLC? Even despite my feelings towards the state of DLC in gaming currently, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t incredibly tempted.