We’ve pretty much suspected that Gameloft will be doing everything possible to promote the heck out of its upcoming N.O.V.A. 3 action game, but we’re still surprised to see how aggressive their advertising campaign has been over the past few weeks.
First, there was a teaser trailer that didn’t allow us to catch more than a short sneak peek of the future game. Less than a week ago, a more “conventional” trailer came out, followed shortly after by a multiplayer trailer. Both of the videos looked great and it became obvious that the game’s launch would be scheduled by the end of May.
And just when we started thinking that Gameloft would cool things down a bit, a new trailer came out, one that looks even more spectacular than the previous two. The “producer trailer” features Arnaud Bonnard, one of N.O.V.A. 3’s executive producers, walking us through a 90 second clip with real gameplay images.
Bonnard sums up the visual improvements and upgrades N.O.V.A. 3 brings to the table, in comparison with the second iteration of the game franchise. I don’t want to spoil the fun of watching the video, but you will get a taste of what Bonnard calls “the woo effect” of the game.
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 the game in 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.
I already told you a couple of weeks back that I will be one of the first to purchase N.O.V.A. 3 for my Android device, as I am a longstanding fan of the franchise. How about you? Has Gameloft managed to lure you in with their aggressive marketing campaign?
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!
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Maybe it’s a fun game, I don’t know, but I can’t wait ’til Gameloft starts releasing its own original games or more studios get in on the Android action.
NOVA, really? It’s like they managed to evoke both Halo and ODST in the same rip-off four-letter brand.
well, this game looks very very good but i hope it doesnt happen like in mc2 fallen nation, which has lots of non working shit, plus the real bad customer service.. hopefully this game works better than others from gameloft and i really dont care if its a rip off or whatever game look alike, as long as it puts my attention into it and takes my stress away thats a’right.
anyways, i really want this game to look and work properly on both of my devices my xoom tab and my ipod touch 4g.
All 3D mobile games seem to do the same, which is to provide a low poligon count, with crappy textures, and then try to make it up with a bunch of shader and particle effects.
Still a long way to go for mobile 3D gaming goodness to finally arrive…