Gameloft Teases New iPhone Game with Facebook Campaign (VIDEO)
N.O.V.A. 2 maker Gameloft is known for taking well-known, successful console game franchises and … let’s say, using them to inspire mobile games for Apple’s iPhone and the Google Android operating system.
The company has just released a new video and Facebook page teasing its new game, and there’s a lot of speculation of just what it’ll be — and what it’s borrowing from.
We’ve got the new teaser video below, which has a lot of action-RPG-type elements. Gameloft isn’t exactly subtle when it comes to the games they’re making and the console and PC games that preceded them: the N.O.V.A. series is largely regarded as iPhone Halo, Shadow Guardian is basically Uncharted, Dungeon Hunter and its sequel ape Diablo. Gameloft knows what it’s doing, and you can tell the trailer is made specifically to make us ask, “What game is this supposed to be like?”
There are a couple of clues. From the VERY short shot of the user interface, the game looks like an action game, as evidenced by the “sword” and “shield” buttons. Take a look:
Horseback riding seems to factor in significantly as well — you can see a little horse icon in the bottom right, and several shots in the video show the horse. Then there’s dungeon crawling, as we see above and in the minimap, and tree spirits. All point heavily toward something like a Gameloft take on The Legend of Zelda. That icon at the top right of the screen might be for accessing an item select menu, allowing you to switch to things like a boomerang. I’m speculating, of course, but that’s where my money would go.
Although, that airship in the beginning is troubling. It suggests a Final Fantasy imitation — although, Gameloft’s Eternal Legacy sort of fills that role already.
In order to get the word out, Gameloft is conducing a little bit of Facebook marketing. By sharing a link to the reveal video and “Liking” the Gameloft page, you can actually help speed up the reveal of the game. It’s a bit gimmicky, but maybe if enough people give into that infernal Facebook, we’ll at least get some new information.