Earlier this year, legendary game designer Sid Meier expertly blended WWI dogfighting with turn-based strategy in the fantastic iOS release Sid Meier's Ace Patrol [Free]. Today, Sid Meier and publisher 2K announced that a sequel is on the way called Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies. This time around, the game will take place in the Pacific Ocean theatre of World War II and feature quests spanning various historical battles like Pearl Harbor, Midway and Guadalcanal. You'll be able to complete these quests flying some of the most iconic aircraft from both American and Japanese forces.


No other details have been revealed just yet, including pricing. The original Ace Patrol was free-to-play, though in a very acceptable way. I'd imagine the sequel would follow the same route, though in the press release 2K refers to Pacific Skies as a "premium" release, so we'll have to wait and see just what that means. At any rate, if you enjoyed the first Ace Patrol then this looks like a worthy follow-up title, so keep an eye out for it to hit soon.

  • Taclys

    Hopefully they make some changes, the last couple games of the series have gotten a bit bland.

    • Taclys

      Whoa, my bad, misread the title. Thought it was Sky Gamblers. Geez.

    • JJE McManus

      Ace patrol was fun for a few hours but the missions all had a sameness about them that eventually turned me off.
      So I don't know if I will jump at this new title

  • http://www.onebagtravel.com/ OneBagTravel

    PLEASE don't make it a freeimum game.

    • Reignmaker

      Actually the free model it has followed is more than fair. The free introductory game basically acts as a demo. If you decide to unlock campaigns and pilots for money, you can do so. Not a lot of tacky iap consumables here. Good stuff.

    • toxiccheese

      It won't be freemium. Pocket Gamer reports that Sid has said it will be a premium priced game.

  • Jake7905

    Pocket Gamer reported that due to the negative response to the pricing model of the original, the sequel would be priced the traditional premium way. Though personally I loved the first game and found the pricing model more then fair, if not more then a little confusing.

    • Jake7905

      And PG's source was Sid Meier himself, so it sounds legit. Premium all the way!

  • ScotDamn

    I remember paying for the first one and then getting upset when it switched to freemium. If this new one launches for I price, I won't be fooled again. This time around I'll wait it out.

    • ScotDamn

      I think I'm confusing this with another game. Ace Patrol has been free since the beginning it seems...

      • Jake7905

        You're right, Ace Patrol has been free since day one. Free to try, that is.

  • Bloodangel

    Great news!
    Hope they follow it up with ww2 air battles over Europe

  • wedge598

    I loved the first one and didn't mind the freemium model but my interest was short lived. I bought one campaign and played through it a couple different ways and then felt like I'd seen all the game had to offer. I hope the new one distinguishes between the campaigns a little more.