Pre-Order Ace Combat 7 to get Ace Combat 5 for Free

There might be a few months to go until Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown finally arrives for PlayStation VR, but Bandai Namco has a tempting offer for those interested in pre-ordering the title ahead of launch, a free copy of Ace Combat 5.

Available to pre-order now on the US PlayStation Store for $59.99 USD, there are three incentives to purchasing Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown early. An Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown dynamic theme which you’ll get straight away, a  McDonnell Douglas F-4E plane and three aircraft skins for launch, and of course the full version of Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War to enjoy (again available at launch). Additionally, this offer (minus the dynamic theme) will be available at retail locations.

As well as the new pre-order offer Bandai Namco has released a new gameplay trailer showcasing the virtual reality (VR) portion of the experience. From checking stats and loadouts on the ground to taking off from an aircraft carrier and heading into a variety of combat situations across a range of scenery, the video gives a good glimpse of the arcade simulator.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown tells the story of a conflict between the Kingdom of Erusea and the Osean Federation, which has escalated after the Osean Federation builds a giant space elevator in Erusea. Having previously demoed the title VRFocus found that: “In its present state Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown promises high octane flying action for PlayStation VR players that’s sure to encourage legions of fans to try the VR compatibility. As long as Bandai Namco manage to provide enough content to satisfy then PlayStation VR is likely to have another killer exclusive title when the videogame finally arrives next year.”

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will launch for PlayStation 4 with PlayStation VR support on 18th January, 2019. A season pass that includes three additional planes, three additional stages, and a bonus in-game music player will also be available for $24.99. For further updates ahead of launch, keep reading VRFocus.