The celebration of successfully completed missions has been cut short. The enemy is splashing Area 88's pilots at an alarming rate. Something about the enemy pilot's maneuvers strikes a memory in Mickey, and it's up to him and the rest of the Area 88 mercenaries to clear the threat for good. Meanwhile Shin's savings from his kills are approaching his contract buyout price, and he is planning on going home to Ryoko in Japan. However, Kanzaki has other plans that place Shin into dangerous skies. Shinjou is beginning to have a change of heart about his mission, but will it be too late? As the story of Area 88 draws to a close, there is a whirlwind of betrayal and broken promises.