Bandai Namco and the ILCA Japanese studio are working together on a new Ace Combat game, it’s confirmed. However, details regarding the new game is yet to be announced.
New Ace Combat game development confirmed
During a livestream of the 25th anniversary of the series, Bandai Namco has confirmed that a new Ace Combat game is in the works, along with the Japanese studio ILCA.
As it was known previously, ILCA is the development team behind the Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remakes, and has also worked on Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, Dragon Quest 11, and other Japanese games.
The Ace Combat series producer Kazutoki Kono stated the following during the livestream about the project and the next game:
“We’ve started work on a new project in the Ace Combat series. Project Aces staff will of course continue to be involved in the development of this new project, but as we celebrate 25 years and three million copies sold, we’ve come to understand we have many fans of all tastes. Our small team can’t handle it all alone, so we’re looking to expand the Ace Combat team in a big way.”
“That’s why we want to form a business alliance with ILCA, who will become more deeply involved in the Ace Combat series than ever before, and create a new Ace Combat. We hope this opportunity will allow us to add even more staff to the Project Aces team.”
“More than anything, I hope fans are happy to know that the next game is underway. With this new staff, we’re creating a new Ace Combat—a new era. I don’t know where we’ll be in the next 25 years, but the Ace Combat series will continue, and to everyone who supports us and creates with me—I will continue to give it my all.”
Check out the full livestream below.