Modern Combat 3 & Brothers in Arms 2 rank top of the App Store

Macworld Australia Staff
31 October, 2011
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October 28, 2011 – Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, announced today that Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, one of the company’s most anticipated titles of the year, has risen in the top 5 grossing apps on the App Store on its launch date.

As the third installment to the popular franchise (which has sold over 3,000,000 copies since the first game’s launch), Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation has reached first place in rankings in Australia (score 4,5/5), United-States (score 4,5/5) and in Germany (score 4.5/5), second in France (score 5/5), and fifth in United Kingdom, Italy and Japan (score 4.5/5). With breathtaking realistic graphics, Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation takes players into heart-stopping challenges and apocalyptic battles in a fight for the freedom of the United States.

Modern Combat 3 is probably one of the most advanced games on the App Store right now. It pushes the capabilities of the new iPhone 4S and iPad 2 to the limit. We invested considerably in the title to give players an exceptional gaming experience across the board in both single player and multiplayer modes,” says Vincent Boiteau, Gameloft Studio Director.

Meanwhile, Brothers in Arms 2: Global Front Free+ has also entered into the top 10 free applications on the App Store. The game has reached first place in rankings in Australia and currently ranks fourth in Europe, the United States and Japan with a universal score of 4.5/5.

“These two titles have very different payment models, and the initial feedback from players has been very positive. We will continue to expand our game catalogue for iOS on the App Store and offer players high-quality experiences with all the possible payment models,” announced Gonzague de Vallois, Gameloft Senior Vice President Publishing.

Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation and Brothers in Arms 2 will be available soon for smartphones and Android tablets.

For more information, check out the launch trailer of Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation here, as well as the official video of Brothers in Arms 2: Global Front Free+ here.

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