It came in stealthily, like a Navy SEAL on a night mission. And now Battlefield 3: Aftershock 's been dishonorably discharged after seemingly falling below EA's expectations.
Anyone who's been watching EA knows that the publisher's going to be tethering portable spin-offs to its big releases. Last year's Dead Space game for iOS and Android proved such games could be great and yesterday we saw the debut of Mass Effect Infiltrator. This sector's a big deal for EA.
EA and DICE's Battlefield 3 is drawing huge crowds at Gamescom this week, with waits of up to three hours to get hands-on time with the first-person shooter's multiplayer mode. If only the iPhone version were out to help the Germans pass that time.