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.
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.
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.