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N.O.V.A. 3

Android fans of the N.O.V.A. series, you now know what you'll be doing for the next few days. N.O.V.A. 3 has now landed in the Google Play Store and is ready for download. That is, if you have a compatible device and 2GB of additional storage you're looking to fill -- yes, it's a massive game with massive graphics and gameplay but it's finally here:

  • An epic storyline: Humanity finally returns to Earth after years of exile! Fight in 10 immersive levels across the galaxy, from a war-torn Earth to a frozen Volterite city.
  • Multiple weapons and powers: Run, shoot, drive vehicles, and pilot a mech to defeat hordes of enemies.
  • Join 12-player battles in 6 multiplayer modes (Capture the Point, Free-for-All, Capture the Flag, etc.) on 6 different maps.
  • For the first time, multiple allies can jump inside the same vehicle and spread destruction on the battlefield.
  • Discover the new FPS benchmark for graphics and gameplay (real-time shadow & lights, particle system, ragdoll physics, etc.)

You'll have to hit the Google Play link below to grab the download and check compatibility as Gameloft makes no mention of it in the listing. Like a lot of hotly anticipated games, this one does have a price tag attached to it so be prepared to hand over $6.99 if you're grabbing this one. Want to see it in action before you download? Game trailer is below for you all.

 
There are 24 comments

blipp says:

*sigh* Seriously Gameloft? Still no TF101 support? I know your games are on the Galaxy Tabs! Its all Tegra 2! Whats the hold up!

alejo_sierra says:

Also Toshiba Thrive

DWR_31 says:

I don't support piracy, but Gameloft has made my TF101 live on cracked app sites.

Since I own a Evo 3D I do have pay for most of Gameloft 3D games I get.

Hopefully Gameloft will realize that they can make more money by allowing access through all devices. This way I don't have to go around them to get what I want.

Definition of piracy = Piracy is having acquired a data product without paying, when payment means have been made available.

It's not piracy when stupid companies don't support your device. (forcing you to modify apps that were legally paid for too work on your other devices)

E_man says:

It's still piracy. I understand your frustration though. I've downloaded a few cracked gameloft games myself, but only after purchasing them. Fortunately, my SGS1 still can run most games, even if it's not where I'd want to play them.

DWR_31 says:

Just to be clear, paying is the way to go.
If for no other reason than getting the updates.
Pay first. If it doesn't work, make it work... Yeah, it sounds bad, but they have my money and they don't make it easy to get back.

What?! You can get pirated versions that will work on tf101?! I didnt even know. Gameloft is fuckin up bad. I would much rather pay for the official version with updates. They can get $7 or less when it goes on sale no problem.

But i dont give a flying fuck about piracy. I will dl the hacked version so fast... and then ill forget all about dicking with a paid version. Music and movies are the only thing i will purchase maybe if i like it. ( i buy alot of music but only after pirating. Same with movies. Im not buying bullshit movies or music. Get over it.)

Im running cm9 anyway. Im not even on stock. So obviously im not worried about running hacked software.

The "holdup", if my guess is correct, is the Nvidia texture compression. Look it up.

E_man says:

Surprise, surprise. Still no support for the Tab 2 7.0 or the TF101. Despite the fact that most of these games would probably work 100% fine on the TF101, they go through so much effort to make sure it's not available on it, including a device check post download. I wonder how much money they lose for it.

Also, on a side rant on the device check, gameloft, if there is a device that your device check will not pass (my Tab 2 7.0) do NOT let me give you money, only to download it and find you won't let me play it. Gameloft games are good, but I avoid them, even on my iPad, simply because their business side is the absolute pits. Exceptionally lazy, low morals, etc.

shjtster says:

...well said.

Hey have you tried getting Electronic Art's Dead Space (that's bigshot EA, not your "lazy, low moral" Gameloft) to work on your Tegra 2? I managed to go as far as getting the graphics to show up... IN PORTRAIT MODE! And that's after using Chainfire 3D. But because the screen was severely cropped off, I couldn't play the game. GRRR.

You probably don't realize this, but your TF101... It's actually a dog, when compared to other graphics chip like Adreno 220, Mali 400 (the one that keeps showing up on below 100 bucks Chinese Android tablets), SGX543... You can go look up the benchmarks.

It's a shame, because on paper Tegra 2 was supposed to be the chip that herald a new class of tablet gaming. But in only a few weeks since I bought my Asus Transformer, they let out the news of a replacement that was supposed to beat the iPad 2. That made me blow rice out of my nose. All that time they had me believe that Tegra 2 was supposed to kill the iPad 2.

So instead of killing the iPad, Nvidia had me sell off the Transformer instead and bought an iPad, in spite of the useless front camera. (I didn't have any use for the TF101 camera anyway because my el cheapo Lumix takes a hundred times better pictures.)

Getting the iPad 2 taught me to not hate Gameloft, but love them with every green fiber of my being. You guys with Samsung sets, I'm sure you share the same feeling, albeit in sizes too small for my eyes.

cj100570 says:

People bitching already.... I'm shocked!

E_man says:

Yes, why would people be annoyed that they cannot play the game. Heck, they people that are allowed to pay for it but not allowed to play it after (me on my Tab 2 7.0) should feel extra lucky.

metaldood says:

Only 2 games I have bought are MC2 MC3. Both don't work on TF101. So I stopped giving money to any game developer who do not support tablets.

jean15paul says:

Waiting for the promo sale. It will come.

jwburkhard says:

Another game not supported by HTC One X, awesome.

ballistic90 says:

Same with the HTC One S. What the hell does this game run on?

Mali-400MP
PowerVR SGX530
PowerVR SGX540
Adreno 220

I don't know why your HTC One S with Adreno 225 isn't supported, because evidently on a warez site they list the APK for Adreno 220. Maybe you can try that.

JEvoUser says:

Sorry this permission alone makes it a no go for me. "Google Play billing service" Why would I pay for a game only to be bugged for more money by the developer. This trend in both Google Play as well as whatever Apple calls in there market is the reason I don't buy many applications. Even some console games are following this trend. I F-ing F-ing F-ing F-ing hate buying additional content.(sorry for the almost swears but...) I want it all upfront for a price that reflects the cost to make the game and still turn a profit. Oh well I guess they are not getting my money. Sorry Gameloft.

E_man says:

Depends. Is it IAP like "buy coins to get an advantage"? Hate that. If is extra valuable content, especially if it was written after the devs finished the main game? I'd buy that. I do often on PC as well.

XavierMatt says:

Dude......get in touch with the real world.

cuberob says:

No tf300 support either.... Sucks

dalvik says:

I managed to finish the game on my iPad without buying additional upgrades in the game. doing the same on my GS2. trust me you'll do fine without buying additional content. oh and i f-ng hate IAP too.

XavierMatt says:

WELLL It's up for the Galaxy Nexus which seems to be getting a lot of support for games. FTW! Grabbing it today, can't wait to play in multi player mode. This will be epic.

himmatsj says:

You know what's worse than a F2P game with IAPs? Paying USD7.00 and then having IAPs. Shitty Gameloft. Btw is IAP really beneficial in multiplayer?