Gameloft’s N.O.V.A. 3 available in the iOS App store, Google Play coming soon

Posted on May 10 2012 - 12:40am by Mike Wewerka

Gameloft’s highly anticipated shooter, N.O.V.A 3 (Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance) has arrived in the Apple App Store in New Zealand, meaning it should pop up very soon in the U.S. market. The Android release should also be following very soon as well, but so far, it hasn’t debuted in the Google Play store.

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N.O.V.A. 3 is obviously the sequel to N.O.V.A 2, but the newest game brings with it a massive overhaul in terms of graphics. Gameloft has actually managed to create a game that looks pretty damn close to console quality thanks to the addition of amazing depth of field effects, real-time dynamic lighting and shadows, and improved rag-doll physics.

In part 3, players return to Earth after being exiled for years, but will have to fight across the galaxy in over 10 levels, from a devastated, war-torn Earth to the frozen city of Volterite.

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Aside from all the great graphics and technical achievements, Gameloft also added support for 12-player multiplayer (Capture the Point, Free-for-All, Capture the Flag and more), which includes vehicles, six new maps and weapons.

N.O.V.A. 3 will retail for $9.99 $6.99 (and will be a Universal app on iOS) when it lands in the App Store. The Android version should retail for the same price.

  • oskar kings

    When is nova 3 being released on Google play?
    Gameloft and other devs always leave android outta the loop….

    • http://www.techhog.com/ Michael T. Blake

      The only news we’ve seen on this is a Gameloft’s reply of “the following weeks.” So it could a week or it could three. Keep in mind when developers work on iOS, they essentially only have to develop two versions, an iPhone (the iPod Touch shares virtually the same specs as the iPhone) and iPad version. Where as on Android, you have screens ranging from 3.5 to 5.3-inches and countless in between, they also have to test well over 50 different devices, each with different graphics chips and processors, so it does take more work. After playing it, I can tell you that it will be worth the wait, it’s an amazing game.

  • oskar kings

    Thanks dude, i really wanna play this game and i can be patient. I dont want to happen the same with this game in my Xoom tablet like with mc3 fallen nation…but I don’t think gameloft cares enough as much on Google play as on apple app store. I mean, look at the quality of the resolution on iOS games and the same games look darn horrible on some android devices…my Xoom tab is not the best tablet but it has a pretty decent hardware and some gameloft games perform terrible in it… for example, once again modern combat 3…thanks for the info …have a great day.