Image: Bandai Namco/Paramount Pictures

It’s been over three years since Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown was released, but Bandai Namco and the Project Aces team have continued to support the game with DLC ranging from new experimental aircraft and missions to classic soundtracks and emblem sets. The latest will come in the form of new planes that will presumably be featured in and/or inspired by Top Gun: Maverick, Paramount Pictures and Tom Cruise’s long-awaited sequel to Tony Scott’s 1986 classic. Bandai Namco won’t have more to share until a later date, but it has promised that the DLC should take flight this spring.

“This spring, #ACECOMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN and the movie #TopGunMaverick will release collaborative aircraft DLC!” the official Bandai Namco US account tweeted. “Collaboration playable aircraft are coming to #ACE7! Please wait for further details.”

Paramount Pictures released a new trailer for Top Gun: Maverick last month to prime audiences for the film’s debut, which is set for May 27. The movie is directed by Joseph Kosinski, the director behind TRON: Legacy, Only the Brave, and Oblivion, the latter of which also starred Tom Cruise.

Top Gun: Maverick | NEW Official Trailer (2022 Movie) – Tom Cruise (YouTube)

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.

Top Gun: Maverick has suffered from an unusual number of delays. The movie was supposed to come out over two years ago on July 12, 2019, but then coronavirus hit and Paramount Pictures decided to postpone the film multiple times. Audiences should learn whether the wait was worth it and if it comes anywhere close to the original next month.

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  1. Bandai Namco is not the same OG Pac-Man legend of yesterday today, that's for sure. They are even giving the likes of T2 a challenge in market share dominance today, that was unheard of a couple of years ago.

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