Top Gun: Maverick is now in theaters and Ace Combat 7 related DLC has now arrived on all platforms. Not only does the Top Gun: Maverick Aircraft Set include several fighters from the new hit movie, it also includes a cute remix baller of Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone.”
You can listen to part of the song in today’s trailer which also details all the new planes and their special weapons. While it’s a bit of a shame that Loggins himself doesn’t shout “danger zone” as players launch missiles into multiplayer hairballs, it’s still the perfect accompaniment to the notoriously hectic dogfights of ‘Ace Combat 7.
Speaking of aerial combat, the Top Gun: Maverick Aircraft Set will add six new aircraft to the fray. There are two versions of the F-14A Tomcat and the F/A-18E Super Hornet that give pilots the choice of how much Top Gun they want to experience at once. The F/A-18E Super Hornet comes with HVAA, GPB, and HCAA special weapons, while the F-14A focuses on air-to-air targets with SAAM, HPAA, and LAAM special weapons.
The other two aircraft are the DarkStar, an experimental sequel to the iconic SR-71 Blackbird, and the “5th Gen Fighter”, which appears to be a slightly modified Su-57. The Dark Star’s payload includes SASM, PLSL, and XSDB, while the 5th Gen fighter gets 4AAM, LACM, and HCAA.
In addition to aircraft and multiplayer music remixes, the Top Gun: Maverick Aircraft Set adds 10 emblems and 38 skins (many of which are taken directly from the two Top Gun films) and 12 new nicknames.
But wait, that’s not all! Bandai Namco has also bundled the Top Gun tie-in with the base game. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown – Top Gun: Maverick Edition includes the base game and the Top Gun plane set, while the Ultimate Maverick Edition includes both the Top Gun DLC as well as the three campaign missions of Season Passes that add a whole new story to Ace Combat 7’s campaign.
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