Modern Combat 5: Blackout blasts its way onto Google Play

The latest in Gameloft's Modern Combat series is now available in Google Play, and it's actually hitting a day earlier than we expected. Modern Combat 5: Blackout offers a new unified character progression system that ties together the single player and multiplayer games, along with four distinct character classes, new vehicles and improved visuals.

Just as a fair bit of warning, the new unified progression features require an internet connection to play the game, even when in single player mode. While this likely isn't an issue for most who will pick up the game, it's something to think about.

Modern Combat 5 is available now from the Google Play Store for $6.99, and you won't be raked over the coals with in-app purchases either. This is sure to be a hit with the Modern Combat fans out there — are you going to give it a try?