Sunday, December 6, 2009

Website Re-organization

Hi folks - just a quick message to say that the blog now comes under the parent site. The site design is "simply functional" so please do not expect anything like the DataSwallow ver4.0 GUI just yet :-)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Namco Official Guide Book

Been a while since the last update ;^_^ Anyhow, here are some photos I took of the Official Guide Book. I got this from eBay and I've been wanting to own it for aaaaaaggess!

Some photos are attached - which got me thinking: there's *plenty* of Japanese in the guide and scope for us to translate this too once the game translation is 100% complete - what do you think?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Namco has not forgotten AC3

Namco have not forgotten about Ace Combat 3 - they know there are a contingent of fans out there who love the game and would just love to see a remake (oh, and in English!).

Did you know that a fairly recent game, the Xbox 360 title "Ridge Racer 6", contained a lot of references to the game? Does anyone else know of any other Namco games which reference AC3?

I recently acquired the official Namco Japanese AC3 guide book from eBay, it's something I have wanted to get hold of for a looong time. I will post highlights from the guide in my next post.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Direct Audio with AppenDisc (overview)

If shortly means three full months, then the full article presenting the Direct Audio is finally here!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Books of AC3 - Mission & World View

-Cover with dust-sleeve and obi-

Here we are, second AC3 book, first one not made by NAMCO. Can it measure up to the S-Rank achieved by the Official Guide Book? Well, yes in some respects and no in others. Let's get down to business...

Books of AC3 - NAMCO Official Guide Book

-------Cover with dust-sleeve on-------

This is, quite predictably, the best book. Why? Read on.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Books of AC3 - Introduction & General Info

Hey guys, DragonSpikeXIII here for your AC3 needs! Today I'll be presenting books made for this game.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Hello from the Co-founder

Hi All, IcemanUK here (thats my forum handle), co-founder of this project and a member of the Front Mission 5 Translation Team. I'm really excited about this translation project. We're planning on having a translation for the Append Disc soon which should further illuminate this fascinating sci-fi world of Ace Combat 3. Another plan is to produce a full website for the project with a more structured layout. Part of that idea is to produce a website using flash that simulates the Data Swallow 4.0 GUI. Are you a flash wizard looking for somewhere to make a splash and show off your talents? Then this project may be it. Please contact me at about it.

In the near future, I will be carrying the torch for the project for a while and I hope to make regular and interesting updates to the blog.

In the meantime, please tell anyone interested about the project - blog about it and mention it on forums and in forum signitures.

Thank you, signing off,

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Promotional Materials

Two ads that may be a flyer or a mag two-page spread.

Developers at the Tokyo Game Show '99

Teaser that came with R4- Ridge Racer Type 4-



International Opening (alternate version)

Here is a rare, alternate version of the international opening I found a few days ago. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Unlocking the X-49 Night Raven

Wondering how to fly the X-49? You're not alone, practically everyone here in the West is. So much that people spread around a rumor saying that it was impossible to use.

They were wrong, it IS unlockable, only the requirements are well... kinda unique.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Voices of NAMCO Sound Team

Voice of AC Sound Director
To make “sound” that is not a song:
That is the theme this time around.
The chaotic world of sound
should become a stimulant to everyday life.

Friday, June 5, 2009

10th Anniversary!

AC has just turned 10!

In 1999, ACE COMBAT electrosphere (エースコンバット3 エレクトロスフィア) was released in Japan on May 27th. Both critics and gamers praised the game, which was a pretty big departure from past titles.

And what better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this great game, than to give fans what they've been longing for since its release?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009



This blog is dedicated to ACE COMBAT electrosphere and anything related to it: the game itself, its setting, story, characters, airplanes, merchandise, media, trivia, related websites, etc... Some videos, both official and user-made, are already available on my YouTube channel.

Another thing I'll be chronicling here is the translation project that I'm trying to get started. This was, at first, supposed to be a typical fan translation but lack of support from the community forced me to look for the only other alternative: a professional, paid translation. After much research and many solicitations I came to the conclusion that it'd be way too costly, even with several generous contributors. So now I'm back to "Phase 1", hoping to find people interested in translating this hidden gem.

The project's objective is to have all media related to AC in English. This includes: the game's entire script, videos, guide books and booklets, the official site's commentaries and interviews with the game developers, etc...

I have the game's complete script with every possible dialogue variation included in text files ready to be translated. So all that's needed is at least one Japanese-to-English translator.

If you know of any translators that might be interested in participating in this project, you can contact me at[DEAD E-MAIL]

As you can imagine, this is quite a big project and its future is, as of now, uncertain. But it has to start somewhere, so it might as well here!

Other than that, I'll be posting about AC stuff soon, so stay tuned AC fans!