We’re right there with you, patiently waiting (and praying for compatibility) for Gameloft’s latest romp in their space themed FPS, N.O.V.A. 3. Over the weekend the French company has teased its fans with new footage along side a visual walkthrough with executive producer Arnaud Bonnard. He details the graphical changes in this sequel. If you’re still unconvinced how awesome thiswill look, watch the trailer after the break.
It’s no secret most Gameloft games are pretty. Modern Combat and 9mm were one of our visual appealing games from last year, and it seems that Gameloft is looking to up the ante. If you’ve yet to see the trailer to the third installment, take the time now to take a peek at what’s coming. Aside from the brand new weapons and vehicles, the most obvious change is how gorgeous it looks. Rapidly bridging the gap between consoles and mobile games, executive produce Arnaud Bonnard points out what exactly makes N.O.V.A. 3 looks so fantastic.
Sure the Halo and Crysis inspired graphics are sure to turn off players but the amount of detailed work is pretty difficult to ignore. My favorite part? The dynamic lighting. It seems the developers will take advantage of this graphical feat by having players shoot their way out of dark levels. Of course, bright areas look like their eye popping. Suffice to say, my PSP Vita envy just dropped a few notches.
My only concern is Gameloft is solely focusing on theversion first, leaving us Android lover stranded for a few months. It happened with Modern Combat 3 so I won’t be surprised to find owners rubbing it on our faces for a few months. Of course there’s also the case of compatibility but that’s neither here or there.
With a slew new features and visual eye candy, it’s a great time to be a mobile gamer… till Modern Combat 4 at least.
New distortion effects, shadows, dynamic lighting, and motion blurs will probably make N.O.V.A 3 one of the most realistic mobile video games ever. The “movie-like depth of field” should allow you to get in touch with your character on a deeper level than ever. The scenery in the trailer looks breathtaking, which could be a problem for some users that might end up admiring the surroundings and forget about their opponents.
There’s still no release date confirmed for Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance 3, but it’s pretty obvious that we will be able to play thein just a few short weeks. As far as pricing goes, we don’t have anything official to report either, but most rumors point towards a $6.99 retail price, both for the Android and for the iOS version of N.O.V.A. 3.
If you happened to miss the first trailers, I took the liberty to embed the three videos below, so watch, enjoy and let us know what you think!
N.O.V.A. 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance may be here soon today or tomorrow!! Please stay tuned!!