Hello Fellow Aces,
I've found myself with a bit of a conundrum:
Before Assault Horizon released, I was hungry for information for nearly everything about it, but most specifically the as-of-yet unreleased soundtrack.
Basically, they only music I had to satiate my desire for the game's OST was the trailer music, and then eventually the "Previews" they posted with the snippets of the OST.
However, in my rabid search for everything, I found a mysterious track on Youtube entitled "Ace Combat - Assault Horizon - OST Preview." However, the music it contained was NOT what any of the other previews provided.
It featured the main theme prominently in what felt (and sounded) like what would be music for the final mission or showdown with Markov.
Now, certainly someone could write it off as some fan production, but this was before the majority of the score was out (Hell, my memory is a bit foggy, but I'd say it even released before the OST snippets) and, more importantly, it contained similar production values to the music within the final product.
But speaking about the final product, this song was not included.
The Youtube video with the song was removed ages ago, and my hard drive that contained the ripped track died. But recently, I've reawakened my hard drive and regained the song!
If you'd like to listen to the song, I'll be happy to e-mail it (it's too big to be attached through here)
Does anyone have any information on it? Has anyone cracked the game's code and found any unused music?
I'd love to know the story behind it, but the "Ace Combat Official Facebook Page" has yet to get back to me. I might be sending Namco Bandai an e-mail next.
I figured it'd be worth bringing up here.
My theory is that it was the original music for the final battle with Markov, but it was replaced with "Mrs. Krista Yoslav."
I also wonder if it has anything to do with this? "During development, Keiki Kobayashi planned to compose a personal song for the "Shark" trailer, tentatively called "Theme of Markov", which was described by Kobayahi as a "representation" of the character's willpower. The song was first announced in a Twitter message from Kazutoki Kono, who later disclosed its cancellation in April 20, 2011."
Either way, perhaps we can figure this thing out?