Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance 2: The Hero Rises Again, also called N.O.V.A. 2: The Hero Rises Again, is a first-person shooter video game, developed and published by Gameloft. It is the second installment of the N.O.V.A. series made for the Apple Inc. iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, HP Touchpad, and Blackberry Playbook, and sequel to the original N.O.V.A. game and predecessor to N.O.V.A. 3. The game was released to the App Store on December 16, 2010 for iOS. N.O.V.A. 2 features Gameloft's multiplayer service Gameloft Live.
The game starts with Captain Kal Wardin fighting off an army of aliens called the Volterites in a large spaceship. Later Kal Wardin opens the emergency exit door and proceeds to crash land on a planet where he is targeted by automatic turrets and engaged by troopers. Yelena, the AI attached inside his armor, manages to control Kal's spaceship to wipe out the hostiles. Thereafter, she contacts him and after a brief conversation it is revealed that Kal's current mission is to sabotage a war factory on the planet. On the way to the factory, Yelena explains that there was a new Alliance that planned to assault Earth and destroy its orbitals, N.O.V.A. troops included. After the war factory had been sabotaged, Yelena's current location is found by the Alliance and they plan on deleting her. Kal finds and ambushes an Alliance soldier, who was washing a vehicle nearby, threatening him at gunpoint to drive to the facility where Yelena and Kal's ship is being held.
The scene then turns into a flashback of a week ago, after the events of the first game; Kal Wardin was hidden by a group of colonists for six years and was enjoying his retirement and living peacefully. Soon afterward, when the colonists were under attack by a group of human soldiers and alien forces, they retreated inside the alien ruins nearby while Kal repelled the attack. After eliminating the force that attacked the colonists' village, Kal was interrogating one of the attacking soldiers when he was contacted by Prometheus. He explained that once more, the entire galaxy was at crisis and Kal must once again return to duty.
Screenshots from the game N.O.V.A. 2
System requirements N.O.V.A. 2 for Mac Os:
- Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later