Good news for gamers as N.O.V.A Legacy is poised to make its way to Android devices.
Developer Gameloft launched the N.O.V.A franchise in 2009 which was followed by two more games. N.O.V.A or Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance was a sci-fi first person shooter which garnered attention from fans due to its uncanny similarity to another popular video game franchise, Halo.
The last game in the series - N.O.V.A 3 - was released in 2012. Now after almost five years, Gameloft has announced a new game in the series named N.O.V.A Legacy.
A video has now been posted by the developer on YouTube, revealing the upcoming game which is expected to be free to play and will be available for Android devices. However, the title may release for iOS as well.
"N.O.V.A. Legacy brings you the best sci-fi FPS experience from the epic first episode of the critically acclaimed N.O.V.A. saga -- all in a compact 20 MB !" states the official Facebook Page for the game.
The page also indicates that the game will support six person multiplayer gameplay while weapons can be crafted and upgraded by the players themselves. Interested gamers can pre-register on Facebook to follow any updates regarding the game.
Pre-registering will also net the player some extra goodies in the game including custom skins for the character, consumables and even extra upgrades for their weapons which are said to be worth $8.
The Beginning Of The Franchise
N.O.V.A, the first mobile game in the series, included 12 levels in total which the player had to get through. The levels mostly consisted of first person action elements. Each level had to be completed using vehicular combat.
There were a number of different weapons for the players to use in the game. After its release, the game received positive feedback from all quarters in the industry. Critics loved the game and gave it high scores.
The second game released by Gameloft, N.O.V.A 2: The Hero Rises Again was released in 2010 and it improved certain features of the previous game including 10 man multiplayer support and other innovations.
The third game, N.O.V.A 3 was released in 2012 and greatly improved the graphics of the game.
Gap Of Five Years
The announcement of N.O.V.A Legacy comes five years after the release of the last game. It is unknown why it took the developers so long to come up with the sequel. Time will tell whether N.O.V.A Legacy would be a hit among the fans of the series.
"I have never been more excited for a Gameloft game", stated a YouTube user, indicating that fans have been waiting for news of revival of the series for quite some time now.
The exact date of release for the game is not known and the developer merely shared "coming soon."
Check out the video of N.O.V.A Legacy.