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Gameloft's upcoming military shooter game for Android, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, was announced a few weeks ago, and today we're getting a nice look at what to expect. The graphics are great, with particular emphasis made by the devs on ragdoll physics and the some new vehicle animations. It sounds like the movement system is getting a bit of an update too, which should keep fumbling with jump and duck keys to a minimum. 

The video also shows a behind-the-scenes look at motion capture for the cinematic hand-to-hand combat sequences, as well as a hint from the game's writer that we'll be able to play as both the hero and the villain in the campaign. Of course, there's still a certain amount of "homage" paid to PC and console games like Modern Warfare and Battlefield 3. The submachinegun-toting flying drones at 1:40 in the video below will be familiar to many gamers. Modern Combat 4 will be released "this fall", but before then we'll learn a bit more about multiplayer in the next dev diary. You can also learn more from the official website.

Any big Modern Combat 3 fans out there? Is Modern Combat 4 shaping up to be significantly better, or is it just more of the same? Do mobile games really have a shot of competing with console and PC games when it comes to AAA-style shooters like this? 

Source: @Gameloft


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Modern Combat 4 gameplay video shown in first dev diary


I thought Modern Combat 3 was okay but the touchscreen controls are a huge turn-off. Are there any controls that work with MC3 or will work with MC4?

I played MC3 and I liked it. It seemed to do a decent job of mixing a storyline to the action.

I don't really know how it compares to console games of the same version as I don't really play those on consoles.

In any case, I will likely purchase it at some point when it is released. Probably when it goes on sale for less than a dollar. Assuming it is even supported by my handset...


Holy moly. I thought that was a photo at first glance. Amazing.

I was so convinced that video games had peaked when I Mortal Kombat came out on the SNES.

I mean, looks excellent. My current setup with MC3 includes: Nexus 7 rooted with sixaxis, a PS3 controller, and much happiness.