EA announces Mass Effect Infiltrator for iOS

Remember how, back in 2009, BioWare put out a Mass Effect game for the iPhone that was pretty lame. No, seriously: Even BioWare admitted it wasn’t all that great. Now Mass Effect is coming back to iOS devices with Mass Effect Infiltrator, but this time it looks like the tie-in is going to be amazing.

Mass Effect Infiltrator

Mass Effect Infiltrator is going to be a third person shooter set in the same overall storyline of Mass Effect 3‘s “Galaxy At War” mode. In the game, you’ll wage a one person war against Cerberus, where you infiltrate a base with the dual purpose of gathering dirt on the shadowy organization and freeing people it’s holding prisoner. As you accomplish these goals, each rescue will affect your progress in Galaxy At War.

Now, that sounds all well and good, but here’s what you should really be excited about: The game is being developed by Iron Monkey Studios, the same group that created the utterly amazing iOS version of Dead Space. This is a group that can make a really good mobile title, and they can make a great tie-in title for a larger series.

Mass Effect Infiltrator

Mass Effect Infiltrator

Mass Effect Infiltrator will arrive in the App Store on March 3rd. Electronic Arts has also teased Mass Effect Datapad for the iPad, which will somehow work with the console/PC versions of Mass Effect 3, though details about this title are pretty much nonexistent at this time.