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FPS fans can enjoy another installment of Gameloft’s popular sci-fi series this week with the release of N.O.V.A. 3. Everything you’ve come to expect from the franchise is still present, and new to this release is the ability for multiple players to share a vehicle. If boxing is more your thing you might consider Punch Hero from Gamevil. It’s free, you can duke it out with players around the world, and equipping your player consists of buying things like beards and sunglasses. Maybe you like puzzle / platform games instead? If that’s the case check out LostWinds2: Winter of the Melodias, a game where you get to control the power of the wind and change the seasons at will.
While Gameloft has been fairly quiet with new App Store offerings of late, the publisher has dropped the big one today with the release of the highly anticipated N.O.V.A. 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance. The first two N.O.V.A’s are widely considered to be among the best FPSes on iOS and the third instalment raises the stakes further by using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3. Among some of its technical highlights include “real-time shadow and lights, particle system and ragdoll physics”. Compared to the similarly styled Crysis games, N.O.V.A 3 takes place 4 months after the hit sequel and features 10 levels across the galaxy, multiple weapons and powers and 6 multiplayer modes that supports up to 12 players.
The game appears to be iDevice friendly as it supports even the iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3rd gen and iPad 1. N.O.V.A 3 (a 1.57 GB download) has already been released on the New Zealand App Store and should be making its way across other stores (including US) later in the day. Video trailers and more info after the gap.
Gameloft, N.O.V.A. 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance - $6.99
Fancy yourself a game developer but don’t have any programming skills? Sketch Nation Studio could change your life, as it will allow you to design games right on your iOS device without even having to write a line of code. If you’d rather just stick to playing games there’s Saving Private Sheep 2. The mechanics are way different than the original, but if the same goofy humor is there is should still be a winner. Real time strategy fans would do well to check out Total War Battles from SEGA. This medieval Japan conquest game has an interesting game play mechanic: you can’t retreat! You better be really sure that every move is one you want to make.
This week saw the release of a couple of iOS episodes of popular console games, but more exciting to me was the number of potentially high quality free(mium) games that were made available. Last Day Of Work released the latest installment of their Virtual Villagers series entitled Virtual Villagers: Origins. The claim is that this takes the series back to its roots and is based of the formula that made the original Virtual Villagers a success. If you’re interested in flying the friendly skies but don’t want another Flight Control clone you might consider Aero Vacation from Chillingo. This time management game tasks you with building the ultimate airborne vacation spot with everything from a roller coaster to a full blown golf course. On the other hand, those looking for something completely different should take a look at O2Jam Hero. This RPG / rhythm hybrid pits a girls’ rock band against the ultimate evil, and I’m thinking you should get bonus points if you can interpret the game’s iTunes description.
Racing fans got an interesting new option this week in the form of Sky Gnomes. This little gem lets you take on the role of a gnome and race through the sky on a craft powered by an engine that consumes snowflakes. If that’s not wacky enough for you then you might consider the new futuristic FPS Bounty Bots. It’s free to play and lets you engage in warfare using exploding cacti and sniper chimps. If you’re looking for something a bit more grounded in reality there’s Virtual City 2: Paradise Resort from G5 Entertainment. This SimCity style game throws in missions, goods to sell and trade, and 4 different locations to hang your virtual hat.
As part of Bestbuy.com’s Deal of the Day, you can now save 20% on Apple iTunes Codes. They’re essentially gift cards, but in digital form. Once purchased, a redeem code will be sent your way via email, where you can use it to buy music, movies, tv shows, audiobooks and games on iTunes. This also means that international iOS users with a US iTunes account can also take advantage of this offer. The “cards” start at $15 (now $12) and go all the way up to $100 (now $80). The deal is set to end by midnight tonight, so if you want to pick up some $0.99 games from Gameloft and this recent roundup, better not procrastinate. You can visit the 20% off landing page here.
Update: It doesn’t look like this deal will work for those without a US credit card. It seems international credit cards can be used to purchase other Bestbuy items, but not iTunes gift cards/codes.
To celebrate the release of the new iPad, Gameloft is unleashing another of their popular $0.99 iOS deals. Leading the charge is Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, an awesome first person shooter that features online multiplayer with up to 12 players in 6 maps and 7 game modes. This is also the first time the FPS has dropped in price (down from $6.99) on the platform. Other dollar sales include Modern Combat: Domination for the Mac, Starfront – Collision (TMA Review) and The Adventures of Tintin. If you’re planning on buy the iPad for the first time tomorrow, now would be a great time to pick up some of those Gameloft HD titles on the cheap. The complete list of iOS games on sale can be found be below.
Thinking of picking up some iTunes gift cards for the recent EA Mobile, Gameloft and Sega iOS sales (or maybe just some new App Store Games)? If so, you may want to pick some up via Bestbuy.com, where all iTunes GCs — be it physical cards or digital delivery — are currently 15% off. So $25 cards are now $21.25, $50 for $42.50 and so forth. This promo is especially beneficial for those international iDevice owners who use their US iTunes accounts extensively. A redeem code is sent via email for any “Digital Delivery” purchases made, so you don’t have to worry about a shipping address if you reside outside the US. Not to mention that your code will be delivered straight to your inbox shortly thereafter in either case. Head over to the iTunes gift card section at Bestbuy.com and take advantage of this offer, which will end on Feb 18th.
As part of Gameloft’s Valentine’s Day Sale, 14 of their best-selling iOS and Mac games have dropped to $0.99. For the first time ever (at least in the US App Store), the well-executed movie tie-in and universal app The Adventures of Tintin can now be had for a buck. Other iOS dollar deals include Earthworm Jim, Gangstar Rio: City of Saints and more. For those who game on their Macs, 9mm, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline and Dungeon Hunter: Alliance round out this Feb 14th promo. The complete list of Gameloft games on sale can be found below.
Today marks the first day of the Chinese New Year (the Year of the Dragon) and Gameloft is once again offering another $0.99 iOS sale. This time, 9 of their hit titles have dropped to $0.99 for a limited time, including BackStab, Silent Ops and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard. If you’ve missed out on Gameloft’s previous dollar deals, be sure to grab them while the offer’s still good. Complete links after the break.