About a month ago, Gameloft's N.O.V.A. [$4.99/Lite/HD] received a nice update adding high resolution graphics and gyroscope aiming for players of their Halo-inspired first-person shooter with an iPhone 4. Today, their Call of Duty-inspired shooter Modern Combat: Sandstorm [$4.99/Lite/HD] gets the same treatment with its new update. Our impressions for this new update are pretty much the same that we had for the N.O.V.A. update last month, and what was once old feels relatively new again. The game looks as crisp as ever on the Retina Display, and gyroscopic aiming allows for much finer precision while leaving your hand free to mash away at the fire button.

This new update isn't the only news out of Gameloft today, as they have also released a teaser trailer for the sequel to Modern Combat: Sandstorm which is so far only known as Modern Combat 2. The trailer is, well, interesting to say the least:

Unfortunately the video doesn't demonstrate any gameplay of Modern Combat 2, but it's certainly good for a laugh, and it definitely makes me wish I had an iPad capable of shooting rockets (is there an app for that yet?). The video pegs the release for Modern Combat 2 as this fall, so most likely Gameloft will be offering more information and showing off the game in action in the coming weeks. Until then there is a discussion going in the Modern Combat 2 thread in our forum, and if you're an iPhone 4 user or have an iOS4 device capable of fast app switching, make sure and download the new update for the original Modern Combat: Sandstorm and check out these new features.

  • Hmar9333

    Heheheh very funny trailer.

    Don't know how good the game is going to be, but I'll probably end up buying it.

  • Hmar9333

    Heheheh very funny trailer.

    Don't know how good the game is going to be, but I'll probably end up buying it.

  • RiverOnFire

    Looks like amateur hour on the video. Just bad...

    • Dave

      Are you kidding? I thought it was classic. Especially when he pulled out the bazooka. I mean iPad.

      Nice job Gameloft!!!

  • RiverOnFire

    Looks like amateur hour on the video. Just bad...

    • Dave

      Are you kidding? I thought it was classic. Especially when he pulled out the bazooka. I mean iPad.

      Nice job Gameloft!!!

  • DaShaka

    Worst.... Teaser... Ever. That was just sad

    • SalsaMD

      Yes, but accordingly, you will now remember the advent of the game even more...

  • DaShaka

    Worst.... Teaser... Ever. That was just sad

    • SalsaMD

      Yes, but accordingly, you will now remember the advent of the game even more...

  • RhythmMan

    Gameloft rocks, free HD updates on lots of their hit titles. And gyroscope features added. I always wait for a game to come out before I judge it, trailers can be misleading and rarely depict a game accurately. That said, I'm looking forward to the sequel

    • RhythmMan

      This trailer is false advertising! Apple is NOT adding a rocket launcher to the iPad...but that would be freakn awesome. Destroying a fortified terrorist base, there's an app for that. Lol

      • emett

        O.K. and now back to planet earth.

      • RhythmMan

        Aw, you have no sense of humor. How boring

      • Dave

        I do. Keep it up brother! ;)

  • RhythmMan

    Gameloft rocks, free HD updates on lots of their hit titles. And gyroscope features added. I always wait for a game to come out before I judge it, trailers can be misleading and rarely depict a game accurately. That said, I'm looking forward to the sequel

    • RhythmMan

      This trailer is false advertising! Apple is NOT adding a rocket launcher to the iPad...but that would be freakn awesome. Destroying a fortified terrorist base, there's an app for that. Lol

      • emett

        O.K. and now back to planet earth.

      • RhythmMan

        Aw, you have no sense of humor. How boring

      • Dave

        I do. Keep it up brother! ;)

  • superslovak

    I just hope the senile mods get this game maybe I'll get some revenge on them in multiplayer for banning me with no reason

    • theDaniel

      That is probably possible :)

  • superslovak

    I just hope the senile mods get this game maybe I'll get some revenge on them in multiplayer for banning me with no reason

    • theDaniel

      That is probably possible :)

  • theDaniel

    OOoohh. That would be in my insta-buy category.

  • theDaniel

    OOoohh. That would be in my insta-buy category.

  • Blindside

    Amazing trailer... Brilliant

  • Blindside

    Amazing trailer... Brilliant

  • http://theirongeek.com F0REM4N

    lol, Bazooka pad is awesome.

  • http://theirongeek.com F0REM4N

    lol, Bazooka pad is awesome.

  • 1337brian

    Cool! I heard the iphone 4 will use the LED camera flash as a muzzle flash for the game! This is AMAZING!!!

    /s

  • 1337brian

    Cool! I heard the iphone 4 will use the LED camera flash as a muzzle flash for the game! This is AMAZING!!!

    /s

  • David Horinek

    Cool trailer :D

  • David Horinek

    Cool trailer :D

  • Jas

    Outstanding!

  • Jas

    Outstanding!

  • Nookster

    Hope the in game music is improved, the short-short tracks in the first game got very irritating after the 20th loop.

    Also, would like some AI this time.

  • Nookster

    Hope the in game music is improved, the short-short tracks in the first game got very irritating after the 20th loop.

    Also, would like some AI this time.

  • LAWL

    if only a real iPad could do tht

    • DaShaka

      TERRORIST!

  • LAWL

    if only a real iPad could do tht

    • DaShaka

      TERRORIST!

  • http://www.infoomatic.com infoomatic

    outstanding game, surely more iphone gamers will love this game

  • http://www.infoomatic.com infoomatic

    outstanding game, surely more iphone gamers will love this game