If you've been waiting patiently for Gameloft's Modern Combat 5: Blackout to be launched, your wait is almost over, with the fifth episode of the FPS game being due for release on July 24th! That's just a couple of days away, and to further increase the excitement levels, Gameloft have released a trailer for MC5: Blackout via YouTube, showing off all the visually stunning graphics and fast-paced gameplay which you can see in the embedded video below.
If you haven't played a Modern Combat title before, you are in for a treat. We are getting to a point where mobile games are beginning to rival console games in both the quality of graphics and playability levels, and nowhere is this more evident than MC5: Blackout, especially when paired with a game controller so that the user can view the full screen of their device.
In a world where Google has been forced to stop tagging games as 'Free' when there are IAP's (In-App_purchases) involved (in Europe at least), there is no such problem with MC5: Blackout. For once, what you see is what you get. The game will cost £4.99 (a direct conversion is $8.50, although it has been said that a price of $6.99 will apply in the US) and has no IAP's. So unlike other games developers that give you a pea-shooter to take out a tank, expecting you to purchase a rocket launcher for 99c, Gameloft have resisted taking the Modern Combat series into Freemium territory. If only EA (and others) would take heed of this.
As for the game itself, there are four character types, with the user being able to choose to play as an Assault, Sniper, Heavy or Recon character, and there's a unified progressions system, which means that the XP you earn transfers between game types. So whether you prefer to play single- or multi-player, your class level-ups and weapons-upgrades apply throughout the game. Kill-streak packages, Spec-op missions, drones and sniper rounds that are manoeuvrable in-flight are just some of the game features.
If you want the chance to win a promo code to get Modern Combat 5: Blackout for free, all you have to do is click this link, and leave a comment on Gameloft's MC5-oriented Facebook page. Modern Combat 5: Blackout is launching on Android and iOS on July 24, with a Windows Phone launch at an unspecified date.