New iPhone Call of Duty: Strike Team brings Console-like Gaming to iOS
Gamers who purchase Call of Duty: Strike Team for the iPad and iPhone are in for a lot of different game mechanics in addition to shooting enemies.
Now available in the iTunes App Store for $6.99, the latest entry into the mobile Call of Duty franchise won’t just enable users to shoot enemies with the first-person game mechanics that its console counterpart is best known for. Instead, users will actually be able to switch between views that give them the traditional view of their soldier’s environment, and a third-person on-high view of the objects and other soldiers that are around them.
This isn’t to say that game’s developer – Activision – hasn’t borrowed things that work in other Call of Duty titles. Users can look forward to the same weapon load-out choices, they’d expect in other editions of the game.
Activision is also letting users scratch their itch for new modes including a Campaign that’s designed with its own unique story, cut scenes and art work; plus Survival Mode, an option that allows users to test their skills while facing an increasing onslaught of enemies until their finally killed. Users can then compare the scores earned in Survival Mode with friends and family through the game’s leader boards.
Perspective users can check out many of the features of the game in a new YouTube video celebrating the game’s launch. During the video, the game’s developers are seen showing off everything from the game’s fluid view switching system, to the new directional navigation system that allows users to drag their character with one finger around maps to face new enemies. As the video also indicates, the game is very graphics intensive, and seems to push the envelope in terms of sheer graphic capabilities.
That’s most likely why Call of Duty: Strike Team is only compatible with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad Mini, third and fourth generation iPad, and the fifth generation iPod touch. The game also requires iOS 6.0, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system.
In fact, all things considered the game is the closet the franchise has come to providing a hardcore gaming experience for iOS users so far, and with iOS 7 bringing official support for third-party gaming controllers they could go even further with later updates.
Unfortunately Activision hasn’t announced if it’ll upgrade the game with controller functionality at some point in the future.