Bungie-published Crimson: Steam Pirates hitting iPad next week

Bungie Aerospace, the Halo creator's mobile game publishing arm, has revealed its first game will launch next week. Appropriately, the new venture sets sail with Crimson: Steam Pirates from developer HareBrained Schemes.

The iPad-exclusive title is scheduled to arrive on September 1.

According to Bungie, Crimson: Steam Pirates is a turn-based strategy game that focuses on uncovering a mystery. Priced at the low, low price of $0.00, the game features eight "voyages that begin the tale of Thomas Blood's adventures in the Caribbean," a pair of "Pass-and-Play" multiplayer scenarios, Bungie.net stats, leaderboards, social media integration, and more.

Chapter 2 of the game, entitled "Tales of Captain Blood," will be available for $1.99 and feature eight new missions. For more, check out the official HareBrained Schemes website.