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Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation (Xbox 360)

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3.7
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www.xbox.com (Germany):
    Nehmt im Cockpit eines originalgetreu nachgebildeten Kampfflugzeugs Platz und zieht in die Schlacht. Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation erlaubt es euch zum ersten Mal, mit gleichgesinnten Piloten auf Xbox LIVE® zu spielen und die Schlacht zu gewinnen. Durchbrecht die Schallmauer, hängt eure Verfolger ab und lasst euch von der spannenden Hintergrundgeschichte unterhalten.

    Contributed by Yearman (18577) on Jun 03, 2010.

Back of Keep Case - Xbox 360 (Finland/Portugal/Sweden):

    ABSOLUTE AERIAL SUPREMACY

    Join the revolution of Aerial Combat!
    Get in the cockpits of your favorite combat aircraft and engage in supersonic battles on an epic scale.


    Experience war zones in photo-realistic detail!

    Prove your supremacy globally in multi-player online modes!

    Choose your tactical path in a massive scale, living battlefield!

    Command aerial, naval, and ground combat units!

    Pilot authentic licensed combat aircraft!

    Experience the intense drama of the battlefield!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (116126) on Mar 04, 2010.

Back of Keep Case - Xbox 360 (Germany):

    ABSOLUTE ÜBERLEGENHEIT IN DER LUFT

    Schließen Sie sich der Revolution von Aerial Combat an! Begeben Sie sich ins Cockpit Ihrer Lieblingskampfflugzeuge und bestreiten Sie Kämpfe in Überschallgeschwindigkeit und mit epischen Ausmaßen.

    Erleben Sie Kriegsschauplätze mit fotorealistischen Einzelheiten!

    Beweisen Sie Ihre Überlegenheit weltweit in Multiplayer-Onlinemodi!

    Wählen Sie Ihre Strategie in einem lebendigen Schlachtfeld mit riesigen Dimensionen!

    Kommandieren Sie Kampfeinheiten in der Luft, zu Wasser und am Boden!

    Fliegen Sie authentische, unter Lizenz verwendete Kampfflugzeuge!

    Erfahren Sie die Intensität des Kampfes hautnah!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (116126) on Mar 04, 2010.

Namco Bandai Games America press release (March 04, 2008):

    New Title Update for Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

    NAMCO BANDAI Games America, Inc. today launched a title update for Ace Combat® 6: Fires of Liberation, its hit flight action game for the Xbox 360®. The update is free to all users with an active Xbox LIVE® Gold or Silver account and will be downloaded automatically once the game is started.

    The newly released title update offers several enhancements for the game's online modes, resulting in a more seamless and balanced experience via Xbox LIVE. The following changes are included in the title update:

    The in-game HUD will now indicate when points are gained or lost in online play
    Players will now be penalized for crashing their aircraft, leaving the battlefield and being shot down by opponents in Team Battle and Battle Royale modes
    Players can now gain points by damaging enemy aircraft rather than making a complete kill in Team Battle and Battle Royale modes
    Players will now be invulnerable for a brief period of time after each respawn
    The overall strength of each special weapon has been updated for greater gameplay balance
    Players can now identify who is speaking in the pre-game lobby with a microphone icon next to their GamerTag

    Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation is currently available in stores nationwide for the Xbox 360.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (116126) on Mar 04, 2010.

Namco Bandai Games America press release (August 28, 2007):

    NAMCO BANDAI Games Reveals New Online Gameplay Details and Assets for Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

    NAMCO BANDAI Games today released new assets and gameplay details on the online modes featured in its upcoming flight action game for the Xbox 360, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation. From heated winner-takes-all dogfights to strategic objective-based missions with full leaderboard and stat-tracking functionality, the game lets up to 16 players test their cockpit skills against other gamers from around the world in four unique modes of play via the Xbox LIVE online entertainment network.

    Ace Combat 6 features the following online multiplayer modes:

    - Battle Royale: Dodge missiles, blast your opponents and hit the throttle in this frenetic free-for-all battle! Up to 16 players can participate in Battle Royale mode, with the pilot with the highest score at the end of play taking first place.
    - Team Battle: Put your teamwork to the test as you try to out-maneuver and out-shoot opposing squadrons controlled by other players. Choose from the game's variety of authentic licensed aircraft to choose the perfect combination of speed, durability, and firepower for your team. Up to 16 players total can play as up to two different squadrons to see who rules the skies in this test of aerial tactics.
    - Siege Battle: Two teams of up to four players each take turns assaulting and defending a variety of land, sea, and air-based targets in this original online mode. The team that is able to divide and conquer, clearing the targets in the shortest amount of time, will become the winner.
    - Co-op Battle: Up to four players can compete against computer-controlled enemies in a selection of cooperative missions. Use teamwork, superior firepower, and your ferocious fighting sprit to dominate the skies and complete the mission as quickly as possible.

    By taking down enemies and completing objectives online in Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, players will accumulate online points. As they get more points and climb up the game's online leaderboards, players will earn unique titles that signify their prowess with the game, with the top 100 ranked players acquiring one-of-a-kind titles to honor their incredible online achievements.

    In addition to online play, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation supports a wide variety of downloadable content that lets players customize their play experience and enjoy the game long after they have completed the title's single player story mode.

    Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation supports the following downloadable content:

    - New Color Schemes: From authentic military designs to fun and original patterns, players will be able to customize their plane with a wide variety of downloadable color schemes that can be used across the game's single-player and multiplayer modes. Some color schemes include special aircraft parameters for that extra edge. These color schemes can be used to strike fear into opponents or coordinate with other players in online squadrons.
    - Super-High Difficulty Missions: Gamers that have mastered every aspect of the game will be able to download all-new missions that are extremely difficult and feature new enemy types that aren't found anywhere else in the game. The pilot that can complete these missions is truly an Ace among Aces!
    - Additional Multiplayer Stages: Players can download new Vs. and cooperative multiplayer stages that require all-new strategies for success. No matter if players like to play competitively or as a team against the computer, these new stages will provide hours of online enjoyment.

    Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation for the Xbox 360 will ship to retail stores nationwide on October 23.

    For more information on the game, please visit: http://acecombat6.namcobandaigames.com

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (116126) on Mar 04, 2010.

Namco Bandai Games America press release (July 26, 2007):

    Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation's Demo was the #1 Most Downloaded Piece of Xbox Live Content During E3 with over Half a Million Downloads in the First Week

    Santa Clara, Calif., (July 26, 2007) - Leading video games developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. proudly announced today that the highly-anticipated Ace Combat® 6: Fires of Liberation online demo debuted as the #1 downloadable demo on Xbox LIVE® during Microsoft E3: Bringing it Home Experience. With over half a million downloads in its first week, the first playable demo was a high-flying success for the upcoming flight-action game which will launch on October 23, 2007 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

    From its breathtaking graphics to intense and dynamic gameplay, the newest chapter in the beloved Ace Combat franchise made a huge impression at E3 with fans and gaming press alike. After showing off an updated playable to press at the business summit, gaming press shared their excitement for the title with highly positive feedback in their updated previews. Online gaming site, GameSpot.com, had nothing but good things to say about the game, including the bold statement, "This game looks amazing", and 1up.com followed that up with, "Everything is looking very sharp, and visuals really make a difference in a genre reliant on complete immersion."

    The game is set to continue to "wow" fans and press everywhere as the Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation Xbox LIVE demo is available now for free to download.

    About Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

    Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation takes flight action to a new level in gaming on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Two of the game's essential new features, the Allied Support System and Dynamic Operation System give Ace players a whole new level of control over how the enemy forces are destroyed and the way missions are completed. Also boasting crystal clear graphics, a vast "living battlefield" that will raise the intensity of the game up a notch, and a new massive online multiplayer feature that will allow up to 16 players to show off their ace skills online and around the world, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation will be sure to blow away the competition when it hits store shelves this Holiday season.

    Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation ships exclusively for the Xbox 360 on October 23, 2007 for an estimated retail price of $59.99. Launching on the same day, the exclusive limited edition Ace Combat® 6 ACE-EDGEFlightstick Bundle has an estimated retail price of $149.99.

    For more information about Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, please visit http://acecombat6.namcobandaigames.com/

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (116126) on Mar 04, 2010.

Namco Bandai Games America press release (July 10, 2007):

    Namco Bandai Games Brings Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation Home for E3

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - July 10, 2007 - Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that they will be releasing a free playable demo of Ace Combat® 6: Fires of LiberationTM this week on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft as part of Microsoft's "E3: Bringing it Home" Experience. Ace Combat fans will now be able to feel the excitement of E3 and the intensity of Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation from their own living room, as the first demo in the flight-action series launches this week. For those gamers lucky enough to be at the E3 Media and Business Summit this year, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation will also be on full display, as it's being shown at both Microsoft's and Namco Bandai's booths on the E3 show floor.

    The demo will give gamers their first glimpse at the next generation of the popular flight-action franchise, as players will be able to take to the skies in their favorite licensed aircraft in photorealistic detail while experiencing some of the thrilling new features of the game, including the Allied Support System. In the demo, players will be able to call in immediate support of both aerial and naval allies with the Allied Support System, which allows players better control over the battlefield. This will be sure to become a favorite feature in Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.

    About Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
    Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation takes flight action to a new level in gaming on the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Two of the game's essential new features, the Allied Support System and Dynamic Operations System, give Ace players a whole new level of control over how the enemy forces are destroyed and the way missions are completed. Also boasting crystal clear graphics, a vast "living battlefield" that will raise the intensity of the game up a notch, and a new massive online multiplayer feature that will allow up to 16 players to show off their ace skills online and around the world, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation will be sure to blow away the competition when it hits store shelves this holiday season.

    Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation ships exclusively for the Xbox 360 on October 23, 2007 for an estimated retail price of $59.99. Launching on the same day, the exclusive limited edition Ace Combat® 6 ACE-EDGETM Flightstick Bundle has an estimated retail price of $149.99.

    For more information about Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, please visit http://acecombat6.namcobandaigames.com/

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (116126) on Mar 04, 2010.