N.O.V.A 2 for Android finally released for some phones

May 11, 2011
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It looks like we have more Gameloft related news for you today. I'm pretty excited to tell you that Gameloft has finally released N.O.V.A 2 the follow up to the first game that was extremely popular on Android and iOS. Sadly it is only sort of available. What do I mean by that? I tried to get it for my Nexus One, My G2x, and my Motorola Xoom and it is not out for any of them. It isn't available for the EVO, or the Droid 2, yet the Droid X (same hardware as Droid 2) can get NOVA 2. It really is confusing and I don't like it.

Obviously looking at the banner it is available for the Xperia Play where available, but the fact that they've released it but only on so few devices just doesn't make sense. You can get it now by going to Gameloft's website, or the WAP Site on your mobile device. It is not available in the Android Market just like most Gameloft games are not. I tried for the MyTouch 4G and it was available, but not for a new phone like the Incredible 2, both sporting newer generation Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU's. So what limits or bars are being enforced for downloads I still don't fully know.

I didn't expect it to be available for my Xoom or the G2x as they are possibly building a Tegra THD version, but for those that have a newer Android device and would like to get the latest and greatest from Gameloft it is now available but like mentioned, only from the Gameloft site. They did however release Modern Combat 2 to the Android Market today, get that news here. Still releasing some games to the market, and most only on their own site.

Part of the reason behind this is to control who downloads their games, and for what device. It could also be the 50MB app size limit enforced by the Android Market. Announced today that is increasing to 4GB, and dev's can blacklist incompatible devices so hopefully these issues with Gameloft games will soon be a thing of the past. For now check out the video and press release below:

Press Release:
Gameloft Launches N.O.V.A. 2 Near Orbital Vanguard Alliance HD for Android Smartphones

Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games announced that N.O.V.A. 2 Near Orbital Vanguard Alliance HD is now available for Android smartphones. The game will be available through Gameloft’s website (www.gameloft.com) and WAP site (wapshop.gameloft.com/wifi).

Also, Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus HD is now available on the Android Market for $6.99.

Launch trailers for both games can be found here:

Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CwSedSzckE

N.O.V.A. 2 Near Orbital Vanguard Alliance HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JdS69IWU1I

About Gameloft
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple® iOS and Android® devices), set top box, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft partners with leading international brands such as UNO®, Spider-Man®, James Cameron’s Avatar™, Ferrari® and Sonic Unleashed®. Gameloft also operates its own established franchises, such as Real Football, Asphalt™, Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus and N.O.V.A Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance®. Gameloft is present in all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs over 4,000 developers.

Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).


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