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MacRumors
May 21, 2013, 07:17 PM
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Bioware and LucasArts' Star Wars role-playing game Knights of the Old Republic may be coming to the iPad in the near future, reports IGN (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/21/knights-of-the-old-republic-coming-to-ipad), after obtaining a revealing email newsletter that Aspyr Media (http://www.aspyr.com) accidentally sent out to fans.

A header in the email, which was meant to advertise a sale on Call of Duty games, leaked the news: "The critically-acclaimed Star Wars RPG is now available on iPad..."

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/05/kotor.jpgAs noted by our sister site TouchArcade (http://toucharcade.com/2013/05/21/newsletter-hints-that-star-wars-knights-of-the-old-republic-is-coming-to-ipad/), the text likely refers to a Knights of the Old Republic game. Aspyr previously released the Mac port (http://www.aspyr.com/games/star-wars-knights-of-the-old-republic) of the original KotOR game and has a presence in the App Store, having released its first iOS app, Sushi Mushi (http://appshopper.com/games/sushi-mushi), last November.

As this was an unintentionally released headline, there is little additional information available at this time, but it is likely that more details on the iPad version of Knights of the Old Republic will be available in the near future if the leak is accurate.

Article Link: 'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' Might Come to the iPad (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/21/star-wars-knights-of-the-old-republic-might-come-to-the-ipad/)



DJC631
May 21, 2013, 07:21 PM
KotOR? To Go?
Yes please.

Canaan
May 21, 2013, 07:30 PM
This would be argument enough for some people to buy an iPad.

Aldaris
May 21, 2013, 07:32 PM
How would the gameplay be?

.Asa
May 21, 2013, 07:36 PM
This is weird news in an awesome way.

kirky29
May 21, 2013, 08:00 PM
Literally just finished watching Star Wars!

copete
May 21, 2013, 08:24 PM
My favorite RPG of all time.

ImperialForces
May 21, 2013, 09:46 PM
Consider it purchased.

MICHAELSD
May 21, 2013, 09:48 PM
This game would be a massive download unless it's split-up or heavily compressed. It requires 5GB on Mac, so prepare to delete a lot.

daverso
May 21, 2013, 10:35 PM
This will make my bathrooms breaks unhealthily long...

narimonk
May 22, 2013, 12:38 AM
I'd also be cool with Tie-Fighter. Just saying.

mrxak
May 22, 2013, 04:13 AM
Huh. Not a game I would have expected on the iPad, but strangely alluring.

Kissaragi
May 22, 2013, 07:08 AM
I just couldn't get into that game for some reason. I feel ashamed to admit it.

Great news to have more "big" games on the iPad tho.

jclardy
May 22, 2013, 08:50 AM
Please do! I played through most of the game a long time ago but lost my save to a hard drive failure so I never got back to playing it. It would be ideal on iPad as it isn't really a real-time game and has tons of menus and text.

Kroner
May 22, 2013, 10:21 AM
I bought this game on a steam sale, and have yet to play it. Maybe I will do it on the iPad?

teknikal90
May 22, 2013, 11:27 AM
Day 1 purchase. the end of my time with FIFA 13.
GTA was never awesome on the iPad simply because its third person shooter mechanics is too difficult on a touch screen.
Kotor is perfect for touchscreens on the other hand.

YEW

TouchMint.com
May 22, 2013, 12:08 PM
IM confused is this the MMO? if so thats pretty cool.

I wonder what is keeping WOW from coming to ipad? I remember a few years ago a company made it possible but atvi bought them up and then nothing was ever heard about it again.

lewdvig
May 22, 2013, 12:43 PM
How would the gameplay be?

Great! Combat can be turn based, so it would really work well on a tablet. The game rewards pausing, planning in combat.

IMO It instantly be the best game on iPad.

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IM confused is this the MMO? if so thats pretty cool.

I wonder what is keeping WOW from coming to ipad? I remember a few years ago a company made it possible but atvi bought them up and then nothing was ever heard about it again.

Nope, not the MMO. Pretty sure you would like this better. The characters in this game are some of the best written in any game.

kevinws
May 22, 2013, 02:16 PM
KOTOR is my favorite game of all time. This might make me reconsider me not wanting an iPad.

TedM
May 22, 2013, 02:19 PM
I'd buy it for nostalgia but but but.... I hate EA. I hope their greedy money stained hands aren't in on this.

IM confused is this the MMO? if so thats pretty cool.

I wonder what is keeping WOW from coming to ipad? I remember a few years ago a company made it possible but atvi bought them up and then nothing was ever heard about it again.
No the Old republic is not Knights of the Old republic. Same creators, just separated by a lot of time. KOTOR was much more popular. Where last I read TOR is barely struggling to breathe.

makitango
May 22, 2013, 03:16 PM
Day 1 purchase. the end of my time with FIFA 13.
GTA was never awesome on the iPad simply because its third person shooter mechanics is too difficult on a touch screen.
Kotor is perfect for touchscreens on the other hand.

YEW

This. I actually never thought about it either, but games like SW:KotoR are really well suited for a tablet, and imo this game is one perfect RPG. I am very much looking forward to that since I really loved that game. Everyone else who feels the same may weigh in. ;)

92jlee
May 23, 2013, 01:15 AM
I will buy my first iPad purely to play KotOR if it is optimised correctly and doesn't have a ton of bugs like the mac version.

T'hain Esh Kelch
May 23, 2013, 01:24 AM
I'd pick this up. Time to play through as a Sith. And with other team mates.

The story and gameplay was excellent. Has the best late game twist I've ever seen!

Elocus
May 23, 2013, 02:54 PM
...I truly cannot believe my eyes! Simply imagine immersion in a game of KOTOR while traveling- on an airplane, perhaps... I'll never see airplanes the same way.

Nightarchaon
May 23, 2013, 04:46 PM
I would like to see NeverWinter Nights on the iPad... but im a dreamer :D