NOVA, Halo-Like First Person Shooter, Hits The App Store

Just as it was announced earlier this week, Gameloft today released their highly anticipated first person shooter, N.O.V.A. – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance [App Store, $6.99]. Set in a time after Earth is no longer able to sustain life, humans now live on large artificial satellites called “near-orbitals.” When a missing Marine ship turns up, heading towards the alliance, ignoring communications, you’re put in the shoes of a retired Marine hero who must try to prevent mankind’s annihilation.

In true Halo style, the game features both a single-player campaign and a multiplayer mode. The single player features 13 levels which take place in 5 different environments, six weapons, and “intense drama.” Multiplayer deathmatch mode is available online or locally over WiFi or Bluetooth and can be played across five different maps.

Overall the game looks amazing, although we haven’t had a chance to get our hands on it yet. Our pals at TouchArcade like it and, going by NOVA’s App Store page, it’s already won an IGN “Best Action Game of the Year” award. We’ll have a review later, but in the meantime you can check out the trailer below:

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