The acclaimed N.O.V.A. – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance sci-fi series has got to be one of the best-looking first-person shooters for iOS devices money can buy.

Just as we’re holding our breath for a third installment in this sci-fi series, French developer Gameloft is out with a new trailer revealing some pretty doggone ideas and jaw-dropping 3D graphics…

As the folks at Nvidia keep on hinting that mobile graphics will be competing with consoles in the not-too-distant future, the revolution is already happening on the iOS platform.

Take, for example, the upcoming Infinity Blade Dungeons, a medieval game designed to show off graphical prowess of the new iPad.

As for Gameloft’s upcoming N.O.V.A. sequel, it’ll definitely blow your mind.

It features quite amazing graphics that would have just a year ago been unheard-of on smartphones or tablets.

Just watch the new trailer.

I love how Halo-esque the game looks!

The trailer doesn’t reveal much in a way of features, save for the ability to team up with friends to drive vehicles and a bunch of enhancements, such as six huge maps, ten different weapons and a wealth of character customization options at your disposal.

Having played both the original N.O.V.A. FPS and its sequel, I’m definitely looking forward to the third installment and some dazzling sci-fi carnage on my iPhone.

Stay tuned as we review N.O.V.A. 3 following its release on the iPhone and iPad later this month.

Have you played N.O.V.A. games yet on your iOS device?