It is not long since Gameloft announced via Facebook that there’s a new entry of the N.O.V.A. series called ‘N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance: ELITE’ in the works and today they have already released a trailer saying it’s coming “very soon”. Gameloft is well known to release its new games pretty close to the first announcement but that’s probably going to be a new record.
The trailer opens speculations that N.O.V.A. ELITE might be a MMO shooter, since it only shows multiplayer gameplay. Multiplayer has always been a popular part in Gameloft’s shooters and looking at the success of games like Eliminate or Archetype, the idea of it being a MMO shooter doesn’t seem too unrealistic. Not much changed regarding the graphics – it seems like it’s using the same engine as the previous N.O.V.A. game and not the newly licensed Unreal Engine 3. We probably don’t have to wait long until we can lay our hands on it, since a “very soon” from Gameloft usually means “within the next weeks”.