The much-anticipated aerial combat game Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is finally preparing to take flight – here are looks at both the story and the multiplayer.

Story-wise, it’s 2019 and a conflict between the Osean Federation and the Kingdom of Erusea known as the Second Usean Continental War is ongoing. Things commence with the player as “Trigger” (hmm, not as cool as “Maverick” or even “Goose” – OK, maybe cooler than the latter), you fight for the Osean Air Defense Force against Erusea’s unmanned drones. Then things take a rather big turn…

Here’s the opening cinematic from the game to tell you more:

It’s not all about the single player experience, however, as you can take on other pilots in multiplayer, via the ‘Battle Royal’ or ‘Team Deathmatch’ modes:

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown launches January 18 on PS4 and Xbox One. The PS4 version also includes an exclusive VR mode.

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