N.O.V.A. 3 and Other Hot New Games Hit the App Store This Week!
It’s only every once in awhile that an iOS game of truly blockbuster-status hits the App Store, but this is one of those weeks… Gameloft is releasing N.O.V.A. 3, a title that will likely overshadow everything else for awhile. But there’s more to see this week than just the name-brand first-person shooter. Trailers and details below.
N.O.V.A. 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance Universal (Optimized for Both the iPad and iPhone)
(4.5 stars with 12959 Ratings)
Maybe we’ve already hyped it enough—but in case you didn’t get the point, Gameloft has launched the latest in their best-selling first-person shooter franchise. As always, the adventure takes place in space, with this go-round promising better visuals and more alien enemies, weapons, and powers than ever before. It features 10 levels and costs $6.99.
Lost Winds 2: Winter of the Melodias
LostWinds2: Winter of the Melodias Universal (Optimized for Both the iPad and iPhone)
(4 stars with 3083 Ratings)
If first-person shooters aren’t your thing, try this sequel of a completely different variety… Lost Wind is an adventure franchise that puts you in control of the wind, and now the seasons, too. The sequel brings new characters, environments, and elemental powers, and it all costs $3.99.
This Could Hurt
This Could Hurt Universal (Optimized for Both the iPad and iPhone)
(3.5 stars with 103 Ratings)
It’s a game of avoiding death by blade, mallet, pitfall, and more… You play as an Oakguard apprentice who is trying to get through the Path of Pain on his way to becoming a “fully-fledged” Oakguard. If that’s a challenge you’re up for, it’ll be 99 cents.
Punch Hero Universal (Optimized for Both the iPad and iPhone)
(4.5 stars with 15009 Ratings)
In the past, the iOS platform has been surprisingly welcoming to boxing games. Let’s hope that’s the case with Punch Hero, the new—and free—game from GAMEVIL. There will surely be in-app purchases as you work through opponents and improve your fighter in the Skill Store.
Penny Time Universal (Optimized for Both the iPad and iPhone)
(4.5 stars with 164 Ratings)
Skate through the side-scrolling world of Penny Time as you look to pickup points, secrets, and more. The post-retro game world looks pretty wonderful, and you can experience it for 99 cents. As usual with skating games, it’s all about the tricks and multipliers, but they look to be presented in quite an interesting way.