If you're among the many folks (including me) who are eagerly anticipating Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, Gameloft today has released some new information about the title to whet your appetite. Last month we told you about the official site for the game, Modern-Combat.net, and the development team has been diligently adding new information to it each week since.

Today's update includes an interview with the narrative designer of Modern Combat 4, and it sounds like Gameloft is really spending a lot of time making sure the single-player campaign and storyline are a huge improvement over previous games, which I've always felt have been just "ok." Based on my time with the game in our hands-on preview from earlier this week, I already get the impression that the campaign will be an intense ride all the way through. One of the ways they're accomplishing this is by actually letting you play as the main antagonist Edward Page for a part of the campaign, letting you see the entire situation from his perspective, and I'm really looking forward to that.

There's also a new Character Bio for the main protagonist Joel Blake, in addition to the bio released last month for Edward Page who you might remember from Modern Combat 3 [$6.99]. According to the interview linked above, you'll be able to step into the shoes of yet a third character, Sergeant Anderson, who is described as "an ex-phantom member who is now in charge of A.F.T.E.R. (Americas First Tactical Emergency Responders)." I expect we'll be seeing a bio for this person coming down the pipe soon as well.

Finally, Gameloft has released two very brief videos that showcase two of the planned multiplayer modes in the game. The first is for Battle Mode, which is essentially your typical free-for-all deathmatch game type. Run around and shoot everybody you see... you know the drill. Next is the Team Battle Mode, which is embedded below, and likely you're familiar with this one as well. All players are split into two teams who then battle it out against each other. These videos are short, but they still look pretty sweet.

If you haven't yet checked out Modern-Combat.net, then there's plenty of other cool tidbits of information to check out that have been posted over the last month or so, and there's all sorts of things that are locked away that should be getting revealed as the release of Modern Combat 4 draws closer. It still sounds like Gameloft will be able to get the game out before the end of the year as planned, and I'm pretty darn excited for it. So are a ton of people in the game's forum thread, so be sure to drop by there and we'll let you know when more details or a firm release date for Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour surface.

  • http://www.facebook.com/deonaldi.v Deonaldi Vargas

    Thank you so much Gameloft. I am so exited to try this game. Imagine how the story gameplay and multiplayer gameplay going to be....... AWESOME! This what mobile devices are really meant for. Thank you for your hard work. I am just watching the App Store everyday to see if it came out. I can't wait muchhhh longerrrrr.

    • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

      Gameloft? Hard work? Story? Gameplay?
      Maaan, you must be 9 years old, or you just have some super cool new weed, or something like that....

      • toxiccheese

        The guys excited. Why put him down for it? Then again, your comment is pretty much typical for the Internet.

    • PureRumble

      auhm... new stuff aint put on the app store daily, but only weekly, so i hope youre not serious about checking the store daily, cause like that would be a mega bummer approx 6 out of 7 times (X_X)

      • Patrick-Julian Fonell

        So, if the game is not in the appstore today, I should not check in tomorrow? Me personally check the appstore at least twice a day both to check out new apps and find out if there are any updates. But u might not be using alot af apps?

    • iPodHacker1O1

      Spoiler alert! Modern Combat 4 is gonna be released on Black Friday!! The wait is finally over!! 😀 it even might be in discount!

  • MoluckY

    Wow!! Looks amazing! Can't wait for this 😀

  • BruteOutlawz

    This is looking so good, everyone hates on gameloft but they are the only ones giving us games like this. Imagine what a big name company could do if they tried.

    • dariusjr98

      Yeah, I never understood the hate towards Gameloft. Unfortunately, I won't be getting this game, not with the current 8GB iPhone 4. The struggle is real.

      • wildperson

        I tried my best to play MC3 on a 3G. Looks like I'll be upgrading in the next month or so...

    • David Hilgendorf

      They are a big name company. Started by the family that started/owns UBISOFT

  • dariusjr98

    You guys keep putting typos into your MC4 articles. Zero Hero. Really?! Now Edward Blake? Tsk tsk tsk…it's Edward Page.

  • http://www.meadiciona.com/charles_anjos Charles Albert

    a clone of a bland series is... surprise surprise - a bland series! they could start naming it "generic shooter" or something,

  • MikeDG00

    Looks great, though from gameloft. Will it be compatible with itouch 4? :/

    • Th3R3n3gad3

      I don't think so.

  • vesp67

    No I think it will, they would just lower the graphics like they did with Nova3 and all their other games.

  • m h

    lets hope this actually runs more than once on my htc one x - version 3 ran once for about 2 minutes looked amazing and then refused to ever open again, and not a SINGLE update in month and months for android. And cost a fiver.

    I think the hate towards to Gameloft comes from their lack of support. They make (or at least publish) some of the best games out there, but they REALLY need to step it up on the customers service/support side of the business. Hundreds of complaints about the game not running on nealry all the latest devices, loads of emails to customer services and not a single one replied to, not the best for a company so large!

    Generally not such an issue on Apple as theres only a few devices and they will generally run fine on them all, but on Android they have some real issues they need to deal with before they release games so large.

    • regkilla

      Android sucks

      • GameIoft

        I agree android is laggy