Ace Combat Flies to iPhone, iPod touch

BOOM widget 125095Namco's airborne shooter series Ace Combat hit the iPhone and iPod touch with the iTunes App Store release of Ace Combat Xi.

Sporting an "opening celebration" price of $4.99 across the next five days, the 127MB download was handled by series veteran Project ACES. Subtitled "Skies of Incursion," it's meant to serve as a sequel to 2006's Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception (PSP).

As for handling, Ace Combat Xi relies on the device's accelerometer for tilt-based movement and the touch screen for weapon controls, with Namco having vowed to release more planes and missions as downloadable content in the future. BOOM video 3058