EA is giving intergalactic adventurers an opportunity to experience the Mass Effect 3 story on the small screen with two new iOS apps designed to expand upon the sequel and give portable gamers a leg up in the coming war.

Revealed to media during an EA press event in New York, Mass Effect: Infiltrator is a third-person shooter sporting “stunning graphics and authentic weapons and powers from the Mass Effect series”. In it, iOS warriors will be tasked with freeing prisoners from a Cerberus base while pocketing evidence of the organization's wrong-doings along the way. The second app, Mass Effect: Datapad, will allow players to keep tabs on their Mass Effect 3 galactic map while fighting Reapers in a mini-game.

Playing both games will unlock exclusive weaponry in Mass Effect 3, as well as increase one's “Galactic Readiness”, which in turn decides how well Commander Shepard and crew perform in the final moments of Bioware's trilogy capper. It's important to note these apps aren't required for achieving the best possible outcome, but like Mass Effect 3's “Galaxy at War” multiplayer missions, it sounds like they'll provide a little extra nudge in the right direction.

Mass Effect: Infiltrator is being developed Iron Monkey (Dead Space iOS), and is due for release along with the Datapad sometime “soon”. Check out the first screens Infiltrator in our gallery below:

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