Ace Combat 7 Release Date Announced

Posted on 21 Aug 2018

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will be releasing on 18 January 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC release will follow on 1 February 2019 via Steam. Check out the press release below for new details about console flight sticks and the game’s story.

Official Press Release


21st August, 2018 – Richmond, UK: – BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe is pleased to announce the release date of ACE COMBAT® 7: SKIES UNKNOWN on 18th January, 2019 for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and for PC via STEAM® on 1st February, 2019.

ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN is set to return to the Usean continent from ACE COMBAT® 3 and ACE COMBAT® 4, the story of ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN revolves around the second Usean Continental War, following an attack by an army of unmanned jets.

Players will find themselves part of the Penitentiary Unit, a military force formed entirely of criminals, and therefore disposable, who have been tasked with defending the skies against this new and terrifying threat.

ACE COMBAT® 7: SKIES UNKNOWN will feature new weapons and flight controls, allowing for a wider range of tactics, new futuristic superweapons and planes like the sturdy A-10C Thunderbolt II, as well as multipurpose fighter F-35C and high-performance aircraft Rafale M.

Kazutoki Kono, Ace Combat 7 Brand Director, said: “The team and I have been working diligently to produce an experience that will add another action-packed chapter to the ACE COMBAT franchise, but more importantly, be worthy of your time. Thank you all once again for your patience, support and continued enthusiasm, we’ll see you in the skies soon!”

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe are also announcing two new Ace Combat branded flight sticks, to use with ACE COMBAT® 7: SKIES UNKNOWN, the:

  • T.Flight Hotas 4 ACE COMBAT® 7: SKIES UNKNOWN Edition by Thrustmaster for Xbox One and PlayStation®4.
  • ACE COMBAT 7 HOTAS Flight Stick for PlayStation®4 from HORI.

ACE COMBAT® 7: SKIES UNKNOWN is cleared for take-off on 18th January, 2019 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on 1st February, 2019 for PC via STEAM.

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