thumb_watermarkedIt's a little crazy that I'm linking to an exclusive video game review in the year 2013, but sometimes that's how this stuff shakes out. Knights of the Old Republic is coming to iPad, IGN just confirmed by exclusive review of the port. Apparently, it's made the move over as well as can be expected, and was able to secure an 8.8/10 with movement controls that "inevitably blocks a significant chunk of the screen with your hand, and worse yet, makes for awkward running in general."

Marketing folks were floating out embargoes (and "leaks") that had us expecting this to hit last night alongside most of the week's big releases. I guess it might still see an appearance on the App Store in the immediate future as it's hard to say if it got pushed back, is stuck in the approval process, or something else- So keep your head on a swivel if you're interested in grabbing it.

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Aspyr is handling this port, by the way. This studio is known for its Mac stuff -- it does a lot of high-profile (and quality) ports for big publishers like 2K Games and Activision. It's neat to see Aspyr change gears and continue dip its toes into iOS because it potentially opens the door for other unconventional AAA iPad ports like KOTOR. These guys have good relationships with the right folks.

No word yet on pricing, that information is still exclusive.

[via IGN]

  • Trev1

    Wow.....just plain......wow

  • Game.PN

    OMG!! instabuy

    • Game.PN

      They said the price seems €18

  • Bool Zero

    Someone get me a towel, I just made a mess of myself! Between this, Baldur's Gate and XCom Enemy Unknown, I am a happy iPad gamer when it comes to core games!

  • mcorleonep

    I believe this is one of those control setups that would work well on the iPad. Looking forward to this one. :)

  • LA4k

    yeah it' kinda came out of nowhere! fucking great news

  • Ryan

    Awesome, but why did the writer only quote the bad parts of the review, there were a ton of good comments about the controls too..

    • TheFrost

      Just keep in mind that reviews are very subjective

      • TheFrost

        Ups wrong thread...

  • anteye5

    Gonna buy it if I can

  • Furtin

    Played it on my Box. Played it on my 360. Played it on my PowerBook. and soon, one of the best Bioware RPGs are right between my hands on the iPad. What an amazing day this will be for my gamerheart.

  • TGMzero

    Cue the whiners complaining about it not running on the iPhone... Or worse...

    The ones bitching about it not working on the 4th Gen iPad Touch...

  • speedyph

    FUCK IGN LOL TA 4 life

  • Cause007

    As much as I liked KOTOR, I imagine the game will look and feel very dated, at this point. I'll pass and keep the fond memories.

  • {SQUEEK}

    Take my money!

  • Lamar Taylor

    Sounds like good news to me. No need to sit here and be negative about a game that isn't out yet. Let's all hope it's released soon so we can give it a test drive.

  • Steve

    please add the virtual stick for movement...

  • http://www.youtube.com/MetalJesusRocks Metal Jesus Rocks

    One of my Top 5 RPGs of all time. Playing as a Sith...was never so satisfying! "Statement: I have already learned a great deal, master, and I am anxious to learn more of lying, betrayal, and new ways to harm innocents." ― HK-47

  • ridiculocity

    Awesome!!!

  • http://twitter.com/BulkSlash BulkSlash

    For a brief moment looking at that screenshot above I thought the IGN logo was the actual on-screen d-pad! I can't wait to get my hands on this!

  • eventide

    Never seen an IGN review with no release date. Figures it'd be them to do it.

  • Undefinednerd

    I don't wanna be "that guy" but I honestly hope this comes to the iPhone 5

  • Ben Norvell

    This came out of nowhere. Does anyone know the release date?

    • Ben Norvell

      Never mind I just read the recent article

  • milinks

    This game is THE game of 2013!!!!!! Anyone who says its difficult to control is mad, the game is an exact port f the original and I've not put it down since I got it. I award 10/10 for this game, I'd recommend it to all as it has parts to satisfy all genres, action rpg, adventure etc, its the best game on the ipad thus far, well done!!!!!!!