Modern Combat 5 Blackout (classes 001)

After more than a year of waiting, and months of teasing, Gameloft has finally confirmed a release date for ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout.’ The highly anticipated title is going to be landing on iOS and Android devices on Thursday, July 24th.

Gameloft first unveiled MC5 at E3 last year and then went silent on the game for several months. Then, in April of this year, it began posting new details, screenshots and trailers for the title. Here’s everything we know about MC5 thus far…

From the April press release:

Modern Combat 5: Blackout will once again take fans on an adventure across the globe, as the player engages in special counter-terrorism operations with the latest and most technologically advanced combat weaponry. The single-player campaign for MC5: Blackout consists of compact and dynamic missions that ratchet up the suspense of each action-packed moments. The development team wanted players to experience the story in a more intense and diverse way than ever before.

Like fans have seen in some of the earlier demos, the story will indeed begin in Venice, Italy where Phoenix, the main character of the game, is sent on a special operation to secure a transport of WMDs from a particularly well-armed terrorist group. From there the plot will take gamers on a globe-trotting adventure, including a particularly harrowing sequence in Tokyo where Phoenix has to fight amidst total anarchy while trying to convince his allies to accept an uncomfortable secret. By the end, players will have experienced a range of visually-stunning settings, and thrilling action-packed combat sequences. 

And here are a few screenshots:

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And finally, this year’s E3 trailer:

Those who have played MC5 say it feels a lot like its predecessors, but with much better graphics. Other changes include an all-new unified progression system, and a new multiplayer mode that allows you to join squads with your friends.

The good news is, the game will be priced at $6.99 with no in-app purchases. The bad news is, it looks like it’s still going to require an Internet connection. We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as Modern Combat 5: Blackout hits the App Store.

So, who’s excited for MC5?

  • Capirexz

    $6.99 with no In app purchases ? that’s cool.

    • Also completely useless with no Internet connection…

      $6.99 for a brick? No thanks…

      • AnArcticMonkey

        Would rather require a connection than have IAP. This is their way of blocking those who hack the game with jailbroken devices.

      • Yes it does matter. In the future when they shut down their servers the game will just stop working (unless it’s possible to clone / mimic their server)…

      • GM’s

        Why does it matter to them if you hack the single player if there’s no i aps? All they need to do is make it so you can’t hack the multiplayer

  • John

    $8.99 for stores such as Australia where tier 7 is no longer $6.99

  • regkilla

    Another game that I will play for like a week then forget about.

  • Tuấn Anh Trần

    Horray!!! It’s premium

  • Danial Hakim

    Damn it.. internet connection! -.-

  • Giacomo Castellucci

    Do you think it is going to be compatible with the iPhone 4S ?

  • TeChNoStyLeZ

    no in app purchases sounds good

  • Mike M. Powell

    COME TO PAPA!!! >:O

  • Decio Arruda

    The game isn’t even that good.

    • Blue_Kobra

      Have you played the final version of the game? Exactly

      • Decio Arruda

        I’ve played every other game they’ve released and they all suck, have a cheesy storyline, etc… Even though they’re the best we have in terms of shooters in mobile, it’s still a bad game.

      • Blue_Kobra

        That’s why you play it for the multiplayer. What do expect from a story on a mobile FPS? The story on console games aren’t even good most of the time.

  • justme

    Voice chat team, Wow thiwill change every thing tha t we knows about FPS games on iOS

  • Al

    Disappointing it won’t come with MFi game controller support..

    • smtp25

      What the hell!! Please say that’s not true! Call of duty strike team with MFI makes FPS actually playable for me on iPad, was hoping this would be the same

  • Marcus

    I still play Modern Combat 2 sometimes. It’s just because I’m a really high level in multiplayer and basically have everything unlocked. It was last updated in July 2011 so I have to use Ryan Petrich’s jailbreak tweak that expands the screen to optimize for your phone (Don’t remember the name). I’ve got Modern Combat 1 & 3 also but I rarely play those.

  • AMB_07

    Mc4 felt very broken, it is after all a dumbed fps for phones but they’re not convincing people with the always-online thing. I mean it worked out so well ubisoft and their PC games… Oh wait…