Mass Effect 3 Datapad App is Free

Bioware simply loves to do all it can to promote one of my favorite games in the market. Mass Effect 3 is again doing something what many people may call unique. Usually while playing ME3, we tend to skip reading the datapads as they do not offer anything significant changes to the gameplay, but do reveal more about the storyline. Well this datapad is the link your you and your Mass Effect 3 characters.

But is this anything like Infinityward’s Call of Duty Elite App? Infinitward released their app shortly after Modern Warfare 3 was released, which allowed you to view and edit your classes straight from your phone. The ME3 app lets you receive real-time information on the Mass Effect 3 story line. Quoted from their app page via iTunes with unnecessary caps:

TAKE YOUR GALAXY WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO!
Mass Effect 3 Datapad is the ultimate companion application for Mass Effect 3, the latest adrenaline-pumping game from BioWare & Electronic Arts.

GET UPDATES FROM YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS
Receive in-app messages from characters in Mass Effect 3 after you interact with them in the game. How many Easter eggs can you unlock?

RECEIVE BREAKING NEWS FROM THE ALLIANCE NEWS NETWORK
Get up-to-the-minute news about BioWare and the Mass Effect Universe direct to your device.

LEARN ABOUT THE MASS EFFECT IN THE CODEX DATABASE
Review codex entries from Mass Effect 1, 2 & 3 and learn more about the thrilling story and characters that populate the Mass Effect Universe.

DEPLOY TROOPS TO THE GALAXY AT WAR USING FLEET COMMANDER
Use your tapping skills to deploy fleets of ships to increase your chance of success against the Reapers in Mass Effect 3 single player mode. Influence the Readiness Rating of your troops directly from your iOS device.

BROWSE EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS AND PHOTOS IN THE MEDIA LIBRARY
Spice up your device with the latest Mass Effect screenshots, videos, and wallpapers.

It seems there’s little for you to control in the actual gameplay other than the fact that you can deploy ships which may help increase your chances of winning the final battle against the reapers. This app is mainly for information for your character in ME3. If you find it rather hesitating to check your mail in-game, we suggest giving the app a try.

Currently there is no word on when it will be released for Android devices.

Source:
http://toucharcade.com/2012/03/13/mass-effect-3-datapad-now-available-for-free/
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mass-effect-3-datapad/id506847903?mt=8

Yousef Shanawany

Yousef Shanawany

Living in the heart of Silicon Valley, Yousef is a tech reviewer and editor and enjoys reading about tech news around the world. As his primary focus is the video game industry, he also loves reading about mobile and tablet news, as well as other new emerging hardware technologies. Yousef graduated from San Jose State University, earning his Bachelors degree in Software Engineering. He spends most of his time reading, gaming, and programming.