Geoff Keighley has been hosting apps/content for iOS for a while now called The Final Hours. The series takes you into the behind the scenes events that happen during game development and are very interesting. Yesterday, Square Enix announced that they will be partnering with Keighley to produce a Tomb Raider installment of The Final Hours. Along with the app, Zachary Levi will be hosting a Web Series with even more information. The app itself will be released in March 2013 for iOS and Kindle Fire, but the first installment of the web series has been released and can be viewed above.
Why should Xbox Live and PSN have all of the fun? Capcom just announced that Marvel vs Capcom 2 will be heading to iPhones and iPod Touch on April 25th. This is exciting, but there’s no iPad version which leaves me down and out. Screenshots are available after the jump. Continue reading
Rockstar has done it! They’ve given me a game that I’m really excited to play on my iPad. To help build some hype for Max Payne 3, along with giving gamers a chance to dive back into the games story, Max Payne has been released for iOS. The game has been updated with better textures, high-res graphics, and has kept its bullet timey goodness. You can buy Max Payne Mobile for $2.99 in the App Store now.
Yesterday, EA and Apple released the Mass Effect 3 Datapad app into the wild for iPhone and iPad users. This app is pretty damn cool if you’re a huge ME fan. It utilizes EA’s Origin service to sync the app with your game. Just running the app introduces a sort of “desktop” feeling and will continuously run as a clock/screen saver. Within that desktop are a few menu options listed below:
- Alliance News – Twitter feed for @MassEffect
- Messages – A feed of messages from your personal terminal in game *Update* It seems the messages aren’t the same as in game but relate to your accomplishments in game.
- Media – A library of trailers, screenshots, and art.
- Galaxy at War – This is the most important. It’s like farmville/cityville which allows you to complete missions by placing a ship in a system. After a given amount of time you “collect” your team which gives you credits for in app upgrades and slightly increases your Readiness multiplier.
- Codex – The full Mass Effect 3 codex on your iPhone/iPad with the voice over and all.
I’m loving this so far since I can finally increase my readiness, even a little. You can download the app now for free in the iTunes App Store. A gallery of app screenshots is after the cut.
Download | iTunes
So Mass Effect Infiltrator is launching alongside Mass Effect 3 next week and I personally can’t wait. I’m a huge Mass Effect fan and will take more of it anyway I can get it. On a related note the game ties back into your console based ME experience by relying on EA’s Origin service. I don’t particularly like the idea of services like Origin or Online passes but can understand there value. After playing the new SSX (great game) and seeing how the service is leveraged to help create a cross platform experience with consoles and iOS I figure it can’t be all bad.
Link | IGN