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N.O.V.A. 3 is now available in the App Store

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N.O.V.A. 3 is now available in the App Store
N.O.V.A. 3 is finally here! One of the most popular first-person sci-fi shooters for iOS has landed in its third iteration, with even better graphics and more intense shooting action. The price is $6.99 at launch, but there’s a lot to justify it, and for many this would be better than having a freemium model.

First, the storyline is nothing revolutional, but just what you’d expect of a futuristic shooter. In this case, humanity returns to planet Earth after a 10 years, and fights in 10 different levels across the galaxy. 

Now what really matters for NOVA is graphics, and Gameloft has again delivered here with real-time shadow and lights, a particle system and ragdoll physics. Graphics are stunning, and show once again just how close we’ve gotten to console-like quality. The price to pay is a heavy download, though. The game weighs 1.57 gigabytes, so you’d better have a solid Wi-Fi connection when downloading. It’s available on iPhone 3GS and up.

N.O.V.A. 3 is now available in the App Store
N.O.V.A. 3 is now available in the App Store

All of that is spiced up with multiplayer action represented by 6 modes like Capture the Point, Free-for-All and Capture the Flag on a choice of 6 maps. A neat addition is the option for your allies to jump in the same vehicle as you. Check the demonstration video below and head on to the App Store to get the game. Don’t forget to also share how you like what you see in the comments section.


source: Gameloft

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posted on 10 May 2012, 06:08 3

1. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


This is the future..a ps Vita class game for just 7 bucks.
It's possible because there's hundred million devices capable of downloading it running it, and that just a start.
In 2-3 years half of the world will own a powerful smartphone - because everyone needs a phone, and technology is advancing rapidly.
Sony for example, should realize this and start making gamepad accessories and their play station ports to android and iOS, instead of releasing vita successor.

posted on 10 May 2012, 09:09 1

3. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)


better put a battery pack in that fancy game controller :)
in all seriousness you're right, but sony is almost always late the game, slightly less than nintendo, but that's a different story. the only downfall is for eyecandy games like this, my battery takes a big hit, even if its only for less than 15 minutes

posted on 10 May 2012, 06:25

2. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Those screenshots looks like xbox quality games. It is amazing. This games looks like something i've already played Crysis 2 Halo. But since it is only Gameloft who is doing it. I welcome their move.

posted on 10 May 2012, 10:09

4. Bangthering_007 (Posts: 36; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)


Ya I agree very much HALO. Very close to it indeed!!

posted on 10 May 2012, 11:16 2

5. twill713 (Posts: 6; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


Any word on when it will be released for Android? I can't wait to play this on my One S or Transformer

posted on 11 May 2012, 19:45 1

6. Jonathan41 (Posts: 529; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Halo+Smartphone=N.O.V.A.

Halo+Crysis+Smartphone=N.O.V.A 2

Halo+Crysis 2+Smartphone=N.O.V.A. 3

posted on 11 May 2012, 19:47

7. Jonathan41 (Posts: 529; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Any word on an Android release date?

posted on 15 May 2012, 23:36

8. Jonathan41 (Posts: 529; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


I'll take that as a no.

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