FTL-Faster-Than-Light-review-4-e1349790123332

Good news for gamers this afternoon, as it’s been announced that the popular PC/Mac title Faster Than Light will be making its way to the iPad next week. The developers announced the release date via the official FTL Twitter account, and said it will be accompanied by a free desktop content expansion pack.

For those who are unfamiliar with FTL, it’s a top-down, real-time strategy game that has players managing a crew and its faster-than-light spacecraft as it flies through multiple galaxy systems. In it, you’ll face off against rebel and other hostile forces, recruit new crew members and ensure your ship’s safety…

Here’s a promotional trailer for the game:

And here’s the announcement from FTL (via TouchArcade):

The time has come! We will release both FTL for the iPad and the FTL: Advanced Edition expansion on April 3rd!

As a reminder, FTL: Advanced Edition is a free content expansion for FTL. All current (and future) customers will receive this update regardless of where they purchased it. Prior to release, we will post detailed instructions on how to get the update from whatever digital vendor you originally purchased FTL.

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’s worth noting that Faster Than Light has received a number of accolades over the years for its PC/Mac versions, including PC Gamer’s Short-Form Game of the Year award in 2012 and Board Game Geek’s Best Indie Game of 2012. It was also a finalist for IGN’s prestigious Game of the Year award as well.

As the above post states, the iPad version of FTL will be available in the App Store on April 3rd and will cost the same amount as the PC version: $10. That may seem pricey, but the good news is that Subset says that it will be the complete game, including the new content, and there will be no in-app purchases.