Gameloft's N.O.V.A. 2 will be an Xperia Play-exclusive at release.

This second instalment of Gameloft's not-at-all-like-Halo sci-fi FPS series will be available for other Android devices a month after that.

The original N.O.V.A. was a huge success, earning a Pocket Gamer Silver Award. N.O.V.A. 2, which is already out for iPhone, improved on the first game's winning mix of space ships, big guns, and walking robots. It coaxed an impressive Gold Award out of Tracy Erickson when he reviewed it in December.

The game will join Gameloft's recently announced Caribbean action-adventure BackStab in Xperia Play's growing stable of exclusives.

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