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In one of the stealthiest launches in some time, Aspyr Media has released a port of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic today for iPad. The original BioWare game came out on the Xbox almost 10 years ago in July 2003.
The new app lets you learn more than 40 Force powers, travel to Tatooine and the Wookiee homeworld, customize characters, and travel between planets in your ship, the Ebon Hawk. Yep, everything you could do in the original game. As a bit of a refresher, the game takes place about 4,000 years before the creation of the Republic and involves the hunt for Sith masters Darth Malak and Darth Revan.
The game is available on the App Store for $9.99 only for the iPad.
Fans of the classic single-player Star Wars RPGs may be in for a treat soon, as it appears that a "Knights of the Old Republic Collection" is incoming. Two separate retailers have listed the set, which would presumably include both KotOR and KotOR II: The Sith Lords. The collection has only been listed for the PC.
Joystiq reports that the Collection was found on GameStop's internal listings, for $19.99 and launching in July 17. The leak gained even more traction when Amazon put up a listing for the game, with the same date and price.
Both games were highly regarded, but the sequel was criticized by some fans for seeming incomplete. Shacknews has contacted LucasArts regarding the wild retail sightings, and will update as more information becomes available.