GameLoft Announces 3 sequels and 1 original I.P.
E3 News focused on Mobile gaming is fairly difficult to come by. That said, there have been a few announcements worth noting. We previously brought you news that PowerA has announced two new controllers for mobile devices that charge your phone as you play. Now we bring you news from GameLoft. The premier mobile developer specializing in console-like experiences has announced four new games at E3. To the surprise of few, GameLoft has announced sequels to its Modern Combat, Asphalt and Brothers in Arms series. The Modern Combat 5 and Asphalt 8 trailers show off the progress in technology since their predecessors’ release, each of them look absolutely gorgeous. Gameloft also announced Total Conquest a new online RTS.
Total Conquest is a brand new I.P. for GameLoft, and is an online RTS set in ancient Roman times in the vein of Clash of Clans. Total Conquest will task players with building and defending cities while trying to conquer nearby villages. Players can connect and forge alliances online with friends and request additional troops from them when on the attack.
Brother in Arms 3 is the only game GameLoft announced without a trailer, forcing us to be satisfied with only a few screenshots. Judging by comments from GameLoft’s official blog, Brother in Arms 3 represents the largest departure in the series. Dropping traditional FPS controls, Brother in Arms 3, in addition to a massive upgrade in graphics, will receive a brand new control scheme. While GameLoft did not make this comparison and we cannot be sure until they release some video, but it sounds like they are moving to a system more akin to the one found in the Frontline: Commando games by Glu Mobile. “ Think of Brothers in Arms 3 as an on-rails shooter but instead of being on a track like in an arcade on-rails shooter, you can swipe from one position to another. So navigating maps is easier & more exciting.” — GameLoft blog.
The eighth edition of the Asphalt series looks to take EA’s Need for Speed by the nuts and pull. While previous iterations of the series seemed to be trying to emulate the famed console arcade racer, this new version looks like its actually gunning for the crown. Forget “good graphics for mobile” if the trailer is any indication, Asphalt 8: Airborne wouldn’t look out of place on Xbox360 or PS3. GameLoft is promising all new tracks, two new modes “Infected” and “Gate Drift” and a brand new physics engine. Asphalt 8: Airborne is expected to release sometime this summer for $0.99.
Modern Combat 5 was actually announced about a week ago when GameLoft released a pre-E3 trailer. Sporting graphics that seemingly jump the series from last generation consoles to modern consoles, Modern Combat 5 looks every bit like a console shooter. GameLoft hasn’t talked officially about Modern Combat 5 since its teaser trailer was released June 6th, but they are expected to at some point during E3. We will update this page when/if more information become available.
More information and images are available on GameLoft’s official blog.