Apple Game Subscription Service Launch Next Week
Apple will launch its Apple Arcade game subscription service on the App Store on September 20 with iOS 13 for $7.99 per month.
Launching with a one-month free trial, users will get unlimited access to the entire catalogue of over 100 new, exclusive games, all playable across iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Apple TV.
Apple Arcade will also be available on macOS Catalina (October), as well as on iPadOS and tvOS 13 (November), and a single subscription includes access for up to six family members with Family Sharing.
All games are playable offline, and the catalogue will exceed 100 games in the coming weeks and months as new titles are introduced.
Apple Arcade subscribers will get the full version of every game, including all updates and expansions, without any ads or additional in-game purchases.
To give users maximum flexibility when playing, some games will support controllers, including Xbox Wireless Controllers with Bluetooth, PlayStation DualShock 4 and MFi game controllers, in addition to touch controls and Siri Remote.
“A curated selection of over 100 new and exclusive games from many of the most innovative game developers in the world is the perfect complement to the App Store’s existing massive catalogue of games,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice-President of Worldwide Marketing.
“We think customers of all ages are going to be delighted that a single subscription gives the whole family unlimited access to the full catalogue of amazing Apple Arcade games.”
Some of the new and exclusive titles debuting on Apple Arcade include:
- Ballistic Baseball from Gameloft is an action-packed arcade baseball game that captures the intense battle between pitcher and batter in live head-to-head multiplayer matches.
- ChuChu Rocket! Universe explodes as Sega launches the beloved ChuChus into a universe of strange and wonderful planets with over 100 mind-bending puzzles.
- In Exit the Gungeon from Devolver, players must escape a collapsing hell dungeon as increasingly perilous obstacles and opponents stand in their way.
- Overland from Finji is a post-apocalyptic road trip adventure where players fight dangerous creatures, rescue stranded travellers and scavenge for supplies to survive.
- PAC-MAN Party Royale from Bandai Namco is a brand-new arcade experience featuring a four-player Battle Mode where the last PAC-MAN standing wins.
- In Projection: First Light from Blowfish, players follow the adventures of Greta, a girl living in a mythological shadow puppet world as she embarks on a journey of self-enlightenment, helped by legendary heroes from ancient cultures along the way.
- In Rayman Mini from Ubisoft, Rayman has been reduced to the size of an ant! Players use insects, mushrooms and plants to run through the world as quickly as possible or try over and over again to achieve the perfect score.
- In Shantae and the Seven Sirens from WayForward, players explore a vast sunken city and battle the Seven Sirens in the Half-Genie’s most thrilling adventure yet.
- Skate City from Snowman brings the heart and soul of street skating to life with multi-touch controls as city streets become the ultimate skater playground.
- In Sneaky Sasquatch from RAC7, players live the life of a Sasquatch and do regular, everyday Sasquatch stuff like sneaking around in disguise, raiding coolers and picnic baskets, playing golf and more.
- Steven Universe: Unleash the Light is an original Cartoon Network game, co-written by Rebecca Sugar, where players pick their favourite characters, choose which Gems are in their party, unlock awesome new abilities and equip alternate costumes in the ultimate mobile RPG.
- Super Impossible Road from Rogue Games, is a futuristic, high-speed racing game where players master hairpin turns on courses that twist and coil over beautiful galactic backdrops.
- The Bradwell Conspiracy from Bossa is a beautifully stylised conspiracy adventure thriller with a humorous twist.
- In The Enchanted World from Noodlecake, players help a young fairy piece together a magical world torn apart by dark forces.
- Various Daylife from Square Enix, is a brand-new RPG from the creators of Bravely Default and Octopath Traveler. In the year 211 of the Imperial Era, players explore a newly discovered continent while living life to the fullest in the city of Erebia.