Ace Combat Infinity is free-to-play

Ace Combat Infinity will be free as a jet-powered, multi-million dollar bird when it launches later this year. Namco Bandai today announced that its PS3 exclusive downloadable dogfighter will be free-to-play from its single-player campaign to multiplayer battles.

The single-player campaign will take players across a range of near-future sorties in a world devestated by a meteor blast. At least one multiplayer mode will task two teams of up to four to score the most kills on a common enemy.

Namco Bandai didn't specify what, if any, microtransactions Ace Combat Infinity will feature. More planes and colorful paint schemes, as briefly shown about 49 seconds into the trailer above, seem like a good guess.