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.