London, 1st February 2005 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Namco Ltd are pleased to announce the launch of the official PAL website for Ace CombatTM: Squadron Leader: www.acecombatgame.com.
The website showcases the title's stunning in-game graphics, the extensive array of licensed planes featured in the game and more details about the campaign mode, in a high tech online environment that stays true to the game experience.
In addition, the site features an exclusive competition offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for one would-be fighter pilot to experience all the adrenaline rush of aerial combat for themselves. The lucky winner will be flown to Los Angeles, California, to experience the excitement of combat flying first-hand!
After a briefing in tactical fighter manoeuvres, the winner will be handed the controls of a twin-seat SF 260 fighter trainer - the same aircraft that top NATO pilots cut their teeth in. Once familiar with its handling, the winner - accompanied by an instructor, of course - will engage the enemy in six G-pulling dogfights! To become "Top Gun", pilots will have to outsmart, outgun and out manoeuvre the opponent, but don't worry - scoring a hit with the electronic weapons will trigger a smoke trail from the enemy, rather than sending him to an untimely end!
Ace CombatTM: Squadron Leader is due to launch across Europe, exclusively on the PlayStationÃ‚Â®2, on the 23rd February 2005. The highly anticipated release is the fifth instalment in the Ace Combat franchise. The acclaimed Namco development team have dedicated themselves to creating what is now widely believed to be the best aerial combat experience on PlayStationÃ‚Â®2.
For more information about Ace CombatTM: Squadron Leader and visuals of the LA experience, please contact your local PR Manager.
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Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PS one and PlayStation 2 software and hardware in 102 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. At the end of September 2004, over 39 million PlayStation units had been shipped across these PAL territories, over 100 million worldwide. Between its European debut on 24 November 2000 and the end of September 2004, over 25 million PlayStation 2 units have been shipped across the PAL territories, over 74 million world-wide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history.
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Namco, with headquarters in Japan was established in 1955 and has consistently provided a high level of expertise in the entertainment industry. With games such as TekkenTM, Ridge RacerTM, TimecrisisTM and AcecombatTM, Namco has become a successful developer and publisher, esteemed throughout the world for the games of excellent quality it has produced.