Namco heeft bekendgemaakt dat het vijfde deel uit de Ace Combat serie inmiddels de gold status heeft bereikt. De game zou vanaf 25 oktober in de Amerikaanse winkelschappen moeten liggen. Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today its highly anticipated premier aerial combat game, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War, has gone gold and will ship to North American retail outlets in late October. Developed by Namco Ltd. in Japan, Ace Combat 5 marks the latest addition to the million-unit selling Ace Combat franchise and will be available exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.

“The Ace Combat series has long been considered the benchmark for the air combat genre, and Ace Combat 5 raises the bar with no exceptions,” said Garry Cole, Executive Vice President at Namco Hometek Inc. “Fans of the franchise, and new players alike, will be pleased with all this game has to offer when it arrives at retail this fall.”

Een Europese release datum is nog niet bekend; naar verwachting zal Ace Combat 5 ons continent echter niet voor begin 2005 bereiken.