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It's Ace Combat's great pumpkin DLC, Charlie Brown!


We think Ace Combat: Assault Horizon is pretty cool, but even after release Namco continued deluging us with media, which had the unfortunate effect of dulling our interest in any of it. We can only look at so many pictures of airplanes!

... is what we thought yesterday. Today, Namco sent us screens from the new DLC, coming out October 25. This is the airplane screenshot to get us interested in airplane screenshots again. That's the special "Halloween Pumpkin" color scheme for the F-14D Super Tomcat. The DLC includes another special color scheme, along with an entirely new support fighter, but neither of those have pumpkins on them.

Gallery: Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (DLC 1) | 41 Photos

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The DLC available October 25 includes:

ASF-X Shinden II
Category: Multirole
This fictional state-of-the-art support fighter has a variable airframe that provides stable flight performance at any speed level making it ideal for a variety of missions such as attacking hostile fleets in territorial waters, engaging enemies attempting to land, and providing support during mountain defense operations. Boasting a variable, forward swept wing configuration, its outstanding maneuverability provides excellent close range combat abilities. It has a unique two-tiered engine allowing it to be a VTOL aircraft as well. It is known widely as "Shinden II" (Magnificent Lightning II).

Aircraft Colors
F-14D Super Tomcat (Halloween Pumpkin)
Halloween Pumpkin: Shoot or Treat!

A large, variable wing, carrier-based fighter that symbolizes aircraft carrier transported planes. It combines stability with maneuverability regardless of velocity thanks to its digitally controlled variable sweep wings and surpassing speed performance. The "Super Tomcat" also boasts of long-range counterattack capability that can defeat a large number of incoming enemy fighters.

This aircraft is known for striking fear with its appearance during low speed battles.

F/A-18F Super Hornet (Red Devils)
Red Devils: Historic United States Marine Corps Fighter Squadron

Whether it's air-to-air or air-to-ground, this carrier-based fighter is capable of handling a wide variety of missions. An easy-to-handle aircraft that boasts stable maneuverability at any speed. Equipped with long-range attack weapons, it's well-suited for preemptive attacks. Nicknamed the "Super Hornet".

Take control of this aircraft with the crimson symbol of the "Red Devils" emblazoned on its tail.

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