Mass Effect: Jacob's Story will be an action-orientated prelude to the upcoming Mass Effect 2.
BioWare today confirmed previously announced plans to bring Mass Effect
to a handheld platform by announcing a new spin-off title for the iPhone and iPod Touch; Mass Effect: Jacob's Story
The Baldur's Gate
developer has hinted at plans to develop for the iPhone
for a long time now, though a Mass Effect
spin-off had only previously been rumoured for the Nintendo DS
Just announced via Joystiq
, BioWare will be titling the game as Mass Effect: Jacob's Story
and plans for it to be a prelude that will lead up to the release of Mass Effect 2 in 2010
.The game will focus on a new character in the franchise, a biotically-enhanced super-soldier called Jacob Taylor who uncovers a terrorist conspiracy to assault "civilization's greatest beacon of hope
will apparently be a more action-orientated take on the Mass Effect
universe and will be played from the top-down perspective. It will have a hand-drawn art style that will be used in the comic-styled cutscenes and should retail for under around £3 GBP in the UK AppStore, with a project two hours of gameplay in the adventure mode and an extra survival mode on top.
might not be the only game BioWare has in mind for the iPhone either, as Joystiq hints at Dragon Age
games in the future too. Personally, we've got our fingers crossed for an adaptation of Baldur's Gate
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