Mass Effect Infiltrator coming to iOS

EA has just announced Mass Effect Infiltrator for iOS, a companion app that will help boost your "Galactic Readiness" in Mass Effect 3.

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EA has just announced Mass Effect Infiltrator for iOS, a companion app that will help boost your "Galactic Readiness" in Mass Effect 3. Increased readiness will help enable players get the best ending possible in the trilogy's finale.

"Take the all-out galactic war in Mass Effect 3 on-the-go with Infiltrator, a fully-featured iOS third-person shooter showcasing stunning graphics and authentic weapons and powers from the Mass Effect series," a PR pamphlet acquired at an EA event describes.

"Inspired by the deep and immersive Mass Effect 3 universe, in Infiltrator players will help to free prisoners from a hostile Cerberus base and will receive rewards for collecting evidence of Cerberus' crimes along the way. Every completed rescue and intelligence discovery in Infiltrator will increase a player's Galactic Readiness rating directly through the Galaxy at War system in Mass Effect 3."

The game will be available on iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad "soon." In addition to increasing galactic readiness, the iOS game will also unlock "exclusive weaponry" for use in the main game.

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    February 7, 2012 12:15 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Mass Effect Infiltrator coming to iOS.

    EA has just announced Mass Effect Infiltrator for iOS, a companion app that will help boost your "Galactic Readiness" in Mass Effect 3.

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      February 7, 2012 12:16 PM

      EVEN MORE UNLOCKS

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      February 7, 2012 12:19 PM

      LAMEZ.

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      February 7, 2012 12:27 PM

      Fuck me, I'm going to buy this. =(

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        February 7, 2012 12:38 PM

        Lots of people are, which the next game will have even more bullshit like this. Thanks, assholes!

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          February 7, 2012 1:05 PM

          What's bullshit about it? It's not required for anything in ME3 and not having it is not going to adversely affect your enjoyment of ME3. Yet it allows for those people who want to experience the richness of the Mass Effect universe while on the go to do just that.

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            February 7, 2012 1:15 PM

            The more that things external to the base game that also affect the base game are accepted, the greater the chance of them being required or standard for certain aspects in future titles becomes.

            It's no different that retailer specific pre-order exclusives or demos that offer unique armor like amalur. That stuff isn't required but how do you experience the richness of the universe (lol) when it's fragmented up and spread out all over the place when you can't possibly access all of it? It used to be easy, with Mass Effect you just played the game. Then it changed with ME2 and now it's even worse with ME3.

            If it was the codex on iOS and it didn't affect your progress in ME3 that would be something I could get behind. That would let you experience the richness of the Mass Effect universe (lol) on the go.

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            February 7, 2012 1:16 PM

            it is, because you are MISSING SOMETHING. there is dev time actually going towards fragmenting the content.

            that is FUCKING STUPID

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              February 7, 2012 1:32 PM

              Yeah, I'm sure all those devs from Iron Monkey Studios would've been able to contribute a lot to ME3 otherwise.

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                February 7, 2012 1:42 PM

                Did iron monkey studios create the exclusive weapons for ME3 that I won't be able to use because I don't own a fucking iPhone?

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                  February 7, 2012 1:54 PM

                  You're right, I'm sure they could've added six more companions and their associated missions/storylines if only Joe in the art department wasn't too busy palette shifting weapon skins.

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              February 7, 2012 1:38 PM

              Just because a budget is set for this game does not mean that money would have gone to Mass Effect 3 instead.

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            February 7, 2012 1:28 PM

            And how can you say for certain it won't adversely affect vanilla ME3? It says right in the description it will boost your galactic readiness and help enable access to the best possible ending.

            What if in accounting for all this Facebook and iOS and MP garbage that helps your rating, it's harder to be ready for that good ending by playing ME3 alone? Or you have to grind out a lot of mindless shit because they were expecting those boosts from elsewhere?

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              February 7, 2012 1:52 PM

              First you're upset about not being able to play the game enough because the content is spread out all over the place
              Now you're upset at having to play the game too much

              I can't keep up with all this flip-flopping.

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                February 7, 2012 1:54 PM

                I don't really want to get involved in this subthread, but can you really not understand what he's trying to say?

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                February 7, 2012 1:54 PM

                so you totally don't understand what he said, nor the overall situation here.

                what can you keep up with?

                are you really this dense?

                the iOS game will also unlock "exclusive weaponry" for use in the main game.

                please pay attention to SOMETHING

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                  February 7, 2012 3:28 PM

                  I'd be interested in seeing the inevitable infograph of the weapons that ship with the game vs exclusives, along with all the shit that you have to do to unlock them.

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        February 7, 2012 12:43 PM

        Please don't support this bullshit

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      February 7, 2012 12:37 PM

      If there is one for the android I'll prolly get it.

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      February 7, 2012 12:38 PM

      Screw the Reapers. One day Mass Effect DLC will overrun the galaxy.

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        February 7, 2012 12:45 PM

        Everything you'll do will unlock Mass Effect DLC

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          February 7, 2012 1:09 PM

          What did that dump I just took unlock?

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            February 7, 2012 1:28 PM

            Whenever you use the head in the captain's cabin, Grunt shows up and says "Anyone else hungry? No?"

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      February 7, 2012 12:43 PM

      My Galactic Readiness for Mass Effect 3 is already at its peak.

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      February 7, 2012 12:47 PM

      I think this is reaching a level of scope creep and fragmentation never thought possible before.

      mass effect 3 has absolutely no fucking idea what its main deliverable is. at all.

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      February 7, 2012 12:52 PM

      join Sheppard as he attempts to recruit characters from your favorite IOS games. Only with Angry Birds fiirmly in your corner can you hope to defeat the reaper threat

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      February 7, 2012 12:53 PM

      Introducing Mass effect 3 breakfast cereal! Providing you with the vitamins and minerals you need to take on the reapers! Individualized DLC packaged with every box!!!

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        February 7, 2012 1:07 PM

        Mass Effect 3 the flame thrower!

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      February 7, 2012 1:03 PM

      Eat a dick

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      February 7, 2012 1:10 PM

      Sweet Jesus, this is getting to the point where I'm actually laughing out loud each time a new ME3 gimmick is announced. It almost seems like a parody!

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        February 7, 2012 1:45 PM

        Same, I can't help but feel like they are just trolling us now.

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        February 7, 2012 1:49 PM

        Every time I read one of these articles I think "there's no fucking way they could possible add more DLC to this game" and then the next week they find another bullshit way to sell DLC.

        I'm guessing next week they'll announce that you can unlock DLC by buying Doritos or Mountain Dew.

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          February 7, 2012 1:52 PM

          I wouldn't be surprised. There was exclusive gear from Dr. Pepper in Mass Effect 2.

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      February 7, 2012 1:48 PM

      What a crock of shit.

      Well, I for one won't be partaking in any of this multiplayer Galaxy at War bullshit. Now it's been confirmed it's TOTALLY optional, I can forget about it and stick to SSF4AE / SC2 or CS:GO (soon!) for my multiplayer.

      Bring on the quiet hours of single player gaming! Without bullshit gimmicks!

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      February 7, 2012 2:09 PM

      How long till the inevitable Mass Effect MMO?? "WORLD OF EFFECTS"

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      February 7, 2012 2:55 PM

      Find the Mass Effect 3 DataCron hidden in SWTOR for a new fun companion!

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      February 7, 2012 3:08 PM

      No Android? Apple = Cerberus.

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      February 7, 2012 3:25 PM

      I'd buy it if there was actual story content. I enjoy the Mass Effect stories and its universe but I'm going to draw the line at useless weapons and armor unlocks.

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        February 7, 2012 4:00 PM

        That would be worse. I don't want actual story being released as DLC with some art book I don't want. At least it's easier to ignore weapons or multiplayer skins.

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      February 7, 2012 3:28 PM

      Is there a filter to disable Mass Effect 3 posts?

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      February 7, 2012 10:59 PM

      one more stupid shit like this and i'll cancel my preorder

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        February 7, 2012 11:56 PM

        If it only takes one more than you are a patient man good sir :c. My wits were at an end a long time ago.

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      February 7, 2012 11:35 PM

      Worth noting this is being done by the same guys who did the Dead Space iOS games which was surprisingly good

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      February 12, 2012 6:21 PM

      I don't know why you're all complaining. You know that you're going to be getting this.

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