Video Game: Ace Combat: Northern Wings
The fourteenth game in the Ace Combat series (the twelfth in the Strangereal line, counting remakes), released for mobile phones in 2011.As Grendel 1, you fly covert missions for the manipulative Kingdom of Nordennavic, an ostensibly neutral northern nation on the Anean continent. The story spans 1999 through 2016, with the Grendel Squadron secretly participating in all three major conflicts of this period: the Usean Continental War, the Circum-Pacific War, and the Anean Continental War.
Tropes found in the game:
- Dashed Plot Line
- The Greatest Story Never Told
- Hufflepuff House: Over the years, the Kingdom of Nordennavic received brief mentions in the Strangereal setting lore, but never made an appearance in any of the main Ace Combat games. This entry in the series is basically intended as an aversion of this trope.
- Mysterious Protector: The Grendel Squadron to the protagonists of the previous games.
- Norse by Norsewest: The main character's homeland, the Kingdom of Nordennavic, is an obvious stand-in for Scandinavian countries in the world of the Ace Combat series.