As we found out earlier this week, Gameloft's WWII-themed shooter series Brothers in Arms is readying its first new entry since 2011's Global Front [Free] with Brothers in Arms 3, and we had a chance to check it out here at E3. As was hinted at in the reveal on Gameloft's blog, Brothers in Arms 3 isn't a traditional shooter but more of an on-rails affair, though not a strictly guided one. You'll be able to swipe between cover points and utilize different touch-based mechanics to take out your Nazi opponents. It actually works pretty darn well, as you can see in this demo of an extremely early version.
I was skeptical about Brothers in Arms 3's mechanics when I first heard about them, but seeing them in action has me feeling a lot more positive. Gameloft has the full-blown shooter genre covered with the Modern Combat games, so I'm down for them to be trying something a bit different here. Even in its early state you could tell the cover mechanics and touch controls work pretty well. Brothers in Arms 3 is slated for release late this year or possibly early next year, so toss it on your TouchArcade [Free] app Watch List to get alerts when more news hits as development on it continues.
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