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Flight Control to be remade for iPad

"Optimised and re-imagined."

Firemint is to create a new version of its iPhone classic Flight Control specifically for Apple's newly-announced iPad device.

As with all iPhone games, the original version of Flight Control will be compatible with the iPad, playing in a small window or blown up to fit the larger screen. But the Australian studio wants to create an "optimised and re-imagined version" that will be "a delightful experience on iPad that feels just right", it said in a statement.

Firemint also thinks the iPad is "a magical and revolutionary device", but then, given how much money it's made from the iPhone, we suppose it would. It certainly has plans for Apple's big portable touchscreen.

"The iPad announcement and Apple’s A4 chip have come at a fantastic time for us. We are working on some incredibly fun and exciting games that will look amazing on iPad and take full advantage of its features, as well as working brilliantly on iPhone and iPod touch."

If you're not sure why you should care about Flight Control, read our technology editor Rich Leadbetter's thoughts on why this simple 59p title is one of the Games of 2009.