Second Update: FTL: Faster Than Light Advanced Edition is now on sale on the App Store. You can grab it here. There's a new trailer for it, too.
First Update: Award-winning sci-fi indie smash FTL will be hitting the App Store on April 3. The developer just posted the news, and also provided the following additional information about the port.
"The iPad version of FTL will require an iPad version 2 or higher (iPad 1 is not supported) and will cost the same as the PC version, $10. It will be the complete game, including the new Advanced Edition content, and will not have any in-app purchases. We are proud to say that the iPad version is a true equivalent to the PC in the experience it provides, which is why we are price matching to the PC version."
It will be interesting to see how fans respond, and in the interim we recommend checking out the excellent Out There for your sci-fi fix and the first issue of Grab It Magazine, which will blow you away.
Original Story: We reported last month that Subset Games is bringing its PC hit Faster than Light to iPad in the near future. Rather than being just a straight port, the game will receive a huge update and be rebranded FTL: Advanced Edition. The added features amount to such an incredibly large amount of new content, it could almost be considered a new game in its own right.
Subset Games has detailed further additions making their way to FTL: Advanced Edition. You can check out the full range of new features here, but some of the biggest additions include:
- Visual improvements
- A new hard mode for “masochistic fans”
- A hacking system in which you can fire drones to block doorways and disrupt enemy systems
- A mind control system to ‘befriend’ enemies for a short period of time
- A new “Clone Bay” allowing you to create clones of dead crew members
There’s still no firm release date yet, meaning we all have to contain our growing excitement just that little bit longer. Keep an eye on the site and we’ll let you know when a firm date is announced. In the mean time, you'll just have to make do by playing some other suitably fun space games. Why not check out Star Command or Space Chicks.
Also be sure to check out Issue 1 of Grab It - The Game Discovery App. It includes 22 in-depth reviews of indie iPad games, 14 exclusive interviews and five big features including our big reveal for the amazing Thralled.