Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance 2: The Hero Rises Again also called N.O.V.A 2: The Hero Rises Again is Gameloft's second installment of the critically acclaimed N.O.V.A series. It is available on the App Store, Google Play Store, and some Blackberry devices.

The game was released to the App Store on December 16, 2010 for iOS and currently sells for $6.99/£4.99. N.O.V.A 2 is set in the Sci-fi action-adventure FPS genre, and again bears a strong resemblance to that of its inspiration, the Halo series.


The game starts with Kal Wardin fighting off a large 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, his partner AI, 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's a new Alliance that plans to assault Earth and destroy its orbitals, N.O.V.A troops included. After the war factory has been sabotaged, Yelena's current location is found by the Alliance and they plan on deleting her. Kal is found and ambushed by an Alliance soldier that was washing a vehicle nearby.[3]

The scene then turns into a flashback of a week ago, after the events of the first game; Kal Wardin has been hidden by a group of colonists for six years and has been enjoying his retirement and living peacefully. Soon afterwards, when the colonists are under attack by a group of human soldiers and alien forces, they retreat inside the alien ruins nearby as Kal repels the attack. After eliminating the force that attacked the colonists' village, Kal is interrogating one of the soldiers when he is contacted by Prometheus. He explains that, once more, the entire galaxy is at crisis and Kal must once again return to duty.




  1. Dropping By

    The first structure seen, in Level 1

  2. Trail of Destruction
  3. Flashback
  4. Driving By
  5. Under Pressure
  6. Son of Victory
  7. Ring of the Apocalypse
  8. Payday
  9. Cold Blood
  10. Hot Temper
  11. Storming Paradise
  12. Inner Hell

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