While many people prefer to pay upfront for a game and enjoy it without any advertisements, there are others who’re the exact opposite. To serve the latter group Gameloft has released N.O.V.A. 3 Freedom Edition, a free version of N.O.V.A. 3 supported with ads in the Play Store. Oh, and the Crysis inspired title doesn’t even have any in-app purchases. The free version has been available on iOS for over two months now.
• An epic storyline: Humanity finally returns to Earth after years of exile! Fight in 10 immersive levels across the galaxy, from a war-torn Earth to a frozen Volterite city.
• Multiple weapons and powers: Run, shoot, drive vehicles, and pilot a mech to defeat hordes of enemies.
• Join 12-player battles in 7 multiplayer modes (Capture the Point, Free-for-All, Capture the Flag, etc.) on 7 different maps.
• For the first time, multiple allies can jump inside the same vehicle and spread destruction on the battlefield.
The regular version of N.O.V.A. 3 costs $6.99 in the Play Store and comes with IAPs that go as high as $99. It’s a little surprising to see such an expensive title go completely free without even IAPs. But it seems like it’s an effort by Gameloft to milk an old title that’s largely been forgotten. It could be a pilot program that if successful, could be implemented in other Gameloft titles as well.