Madfinger’s hit zombie shooter DEAD TRIGGER has already reached 14 million downloads, and the dev team has taken the opportunity at NVIDIA’s CES 2013 press conference to announc DEAD TRIGGER 2. It was demoed on NVIDIA’s Project SHIELD – a 360-like controller with it’s own flip up 5″ 720p display, running on a Tegra 4 chip – and it’s once again powered by the Unity game engine. According to Marek Rabas, CEO of Madfinger, DT2 is going to be even bigger, better and much more addictive”. Not a whole lot has been revealed at this point, but it’s probably safe to say that there’ll be even more zombies and the undead to kill and the visuals will be top notch. As for the release date, expect it to see the light of day in the second quarter of 2013 on both Android and iOS devices. Check out some gameplay footage after the break.
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
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iPhone FPS fans have plodded through a dearth of games for far too long. Sure, there have been some hits, but be honest: they aren’t exactly magical. Sure, there is Wolfenstein 3D Classic, Rise of the Triad, Doom Classic, and a handful of other ported titles out there, but not a one really screams, ‘gotta have it!’
Mark my words: Rage’ll be different. It’s tailored for the iPhone and iPad, sports good controls, and looks freakin’ amazing while sliding silkily on at 60 FPS on the iPhone 4. At the moment, Rage is still a tech demo, so you and I will have to wait a bit. Thankfully, Rage is scheduled to be slotted in at the App Store later this year. It’s also rumoured to come at a very competitive price.
RageGame has got all the gore on this upcoming title.
While a lot of companies consider pre-launch publicity an integral part of iPhone game publishing, Activision prefers otherwise. Out of the blue, (or out of the dead more likely) this titan of the entertainment industry released Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies – the famous and hugely popular level for Call of Duty: World at War. Why am I saying this? Well, because they released it for the iPhone!
With the iPhone and iPod Touch now widely considered as THE mobile gaming platform, most of the major game publishers – save for Activision (Call of Duty and Tony Hawk series, among others) – have a presence at the App Store. Well, you can finally add them into the mix as Activision have dropped the Z-bomb with their release of Call of Duty: World At War: Zombies.
Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies brings the classic Call of Duty: World at War zombie-slaying game mode to the iPhone™ and iPod® Touch. Featuring the original zombie map “Nacht der Untoten” (Night of the undead), fight to survive in the barricaded bunker where it all began – and you can bring along your friends to help push back the endless waves of attacking zombies.
It should be noted that this isn’t a full blown or all new Call of Duty, rather, it is based on the bonus zombie mode found on CoD: World at War. The great news though is that not only can you blow up ’em zombies, but you can do it together with up to 4 players in Wi-Fi multiplayer mode. Stay tuned as ChiffaN will be reporting back shortly with his review.
Vivendi Games Mobile, Call of Duty: World At War: Zombies, $9.99, 16 MB
Having just recovered from the sheer awe of Gangstar, my sanity is threatened again by yet another awesome cat which Gameloft just pulled from the proverbial bag: Modern Combat: Sandstorm (MC: S). Saying MC: S is a FPS (first person shooter) with nice 3D graphics would be an understatement. MC: S is one of the most realistic App Store games to date; a game with a fantastic story line, voiceovers, amazing sound effects – saying that would just about cover the tip of the iceberg.
About a month ago, we had posted the teaser trailer for the eagerly awaited Modern Combat: Sandstorm by Gameloft. The video surprised a lot of folks with just how good games on the iDevice can look and makes us wonder if developers have already pushed the iPlatform to its limits in the visuals department (lets hope not). Well the wait is over for all you FPS and Call of Duty 4 fans; Modern Combat is now finally out at the App Store.
Modern Combat: Sandstorm, Gameloft’s new action-thriller will plunge you into the heart of modern war. Assigned to Mission Sandstorm, your duty is to locate and annihilate a new terrorist cell setting up shop and recruiting foreign insurgents in a remote desert hot spot. This jarring first person shooter will equip you with the most sophisticated and powerful modern day weapons.
You never want to judge a book by its cover, but damn, Modern Combat is looking like a must have FPS for the iPhone/iPod Touch. If blasting terrorists to bits is your cup of tea (on the iDevice no less), you probably don’t want to miss out on Gameloft’s latest App Store offering. More info including a sweet gameplay trailer after the jump.
Gameloft, Modern Combat: Sandstorm, $6.99, 185 MB
Gameloft has dropped a teaser trailer for their upcoming game, Modern Combat: Sandstorm, an FPS (first person shooter) for the iPhone/iPod Touch. This Call of Duty 4-like FPS adds to Gameloft’s impressive list of upcoming games, which already includes Gangstar and NFL 2010. As you can see from the trailer, Sandstorm has some incredible visuals that seem to be on par with the early PS2 games. And if the game controls (among other things) hold their end of the bargain, this could be an FPS no fan would want to miss. With ngmoco’s livefire (another FPS we saw back in June at the WWDC 2009) also in the works, fans of the genre will certainly be in for an App Store treat.
Consider it the best of one genre hitting the best of another. Prey and the iPhone. Together. The ‘masterpiece’ and the ‘Jesus Phone’ in a touching 3D extravaganza filled with blood, gore and good old-fashioned adrenaline. If you are a fan of the genre, there are a few fps franchises that you cannot overhear in conversation without suffering a twitch in your trigger finger: Quake, Unreal, Doom, Rise of the Triad and last but certainly not least, Prey. Hands-On bring this weapon-fest to you and TMA, battered and bruised, bloody and ballistic, will bring a survivor’s tail to you very soon!
Hands-On Mobile, Prey Invasion, 2.99$ 10.4 MB
App Store FPS fans have a few great staples to sink lead into including the excellent re-tooling of the Wolfenstein 3D Classic which promises a coming port of the Wolftenstein RPG. The same iD responsible for Wolf are working (fastidiously it would seem) on their next killer FPS: the grand daddy if not founder of modern shooters: Doom.