The game that many consider to be the best Star Wars game ever made is coming to iPad this week, maybe even later today.

A new, touch-enabled version of the classic Bioware RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has been ported from the PC original by developer Aspyr, which unwittingly spilled the beans about its existence by accidentally including the news as a header to an email newsletter a week ago.

Whether that has expedited its release is not known, but fans of the original are certainly happy.

The original Star Wars: KOTOR was released in 2003 and set the standard by which many modern role-playing games are now judged. It features a rich universe that was further explored in the sequel and the more-recent MMORPG from Bioware, Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Aspyr is best known for its Mac ports of PC games, including Knights of the Old Republic and other Star Wars titles. A Mac version of Bioshock Infinite is also on the cards.

This is the second iOS revival of a Bioware classic, with Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition coming out for iPad at the end of last year. Let's hope it's not the last. We've got particularly fond memories of Jade Empire.