Gameloft Brings Halo-esque N.O.V.A. To iPhones

Publisher Gameloft is bringing Hal... err, N.O.V.A. to Apple's iPhone, a sci-fi first-person shooter that we're going to say is the developer's best clone of a wildly successful game to date.

N.O.V.A. was shown for the first time today at Apple's "It's Only Rock And Roll" event, evoking thoughts of Halo familiarity from our liveblogging brothers at Gizmodo. It's not an unsuccessful formula for Gameloft apparently, which published Modern Combat: Sandstorm and Gangster for the iPhone this year, which look a lot like iPhone ports of Call of Duty: Modern Combat and Grand Theft Auto, respectively.

Granted, it's not like Gameloft is the only company pumping out iPhone lookalikes. It's just taking advantage of a market that publishers of the aforementioned hits aren't developing for. And, admittedly, we haven't seen the game in action for ourselves.

But I'll be you 100 Kotaku Points there's a Chief Master in this game...