N.O.V.A. Elite: Gameloft Launches New Online FPS for Facebook

By Posted 21 Apr 2011, 13:41

When the N.O.V.A. Elite game was first revealed online a few weeks ago, many fans believed that it would be a multiplayer-only game for the iOS platform. However, it now appears that Gameloft has launched its new online FPS on the hugely popular social networking website Facebook.

According to a recent article by George Wong at ubergizmo.com, the video game developer’s popular 3D first-person shooter series has gone from the small screen to the big screen. The N.O.V.A. Elite game incorporates the gameplay of the original title, but adds in social networking features.

For example, gamers will have the ability to create friends lists, and share both their progress and rewards with friends. The N.O.V.A. Elite game will of course be free to play, but players will have the option to spend money (Facebook Credits) on upgrading their online characters.

As Andrew Webster at gamezebo.com recently noted, the N.O.V.A. Elite game comes with some pretty impressive 3D visuals, which of course means that there are system requirements. Players must have 1GB RAM, 1GB or more of hard drive space and the Unity web player installed.

The game supports both Mac OS X systems and Microsoft Windows (dating as far back as Windows XP). You can view a trailer for the new game below this post. Do you have a Facebook account? If so, will you be playing the N.O.V.A. Elite game?