Gameloft’s highly-anticipated first-person shooter N.O.V.A. 3 ($6.99) touched down in the Store this morning. The game costs $6.99 and runs only on higher-memory Windows Phone 8 models. Buy it now
In the game, you play under the helmet of Kal Wardin, former officer of the Near Orbital Vanguard Alliance, who’s been called back to war-torn Earth. His mission: liberate it from the alien Volterite army and recover a mysterious alien artifact.
But you’ll probably be mesmerized less by the game’s storyline than its stunning sci-fi visuals, which practically make you forget you’re not at home sitting in front of your Xbox. The game features 10 immersive levels across the galaxy and 20 Xbox Live achievements. It also lets you play alone or against others, either online or via local W-Fi. Group battles look especially cool: The game features 7 multiplayer modes with 12-player fights—and voice chat to coordinate your moves with friends in real time. In N.O.V.A. 3, multiple allies can also now hop in the same vehicle to head off to battle.
This game definitely sets a high bar for mobile FPS titles. What’s your favorite shooter for Windows Phone?