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Apple has launched a new digital gaming subscription service, called Apple Arcade. For $4.99 per month, users get access to over 100 exclusive new games for iOS mobile, TV, and Mac platforms. The service is available now on iOS, and rolling out to Mac and Apple TVs on September 30.
“We are so excited to launch Apple Arcade on the App Store. 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 catalog of games,” said Phil Schiller, Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing, Apple. “We think customers of all ages are going to be delighted that a single subscription gives the whole family unlimited access to the full catalog of amazing Apple Arcade games, all without any ads or additional purchases, while knowing every game must meet Apple’s high privacy standards.”
Apple Arcade launches as a new tab in the App Store, allowing subscribers to browse through the catalog of games and download whichever they like. All games are playable offline, and can be played across mobile, PC, and TV devices that run iOS.
There are too many games to list, but highlights include:
Sega Racing – a Kart-racer starring the blue hedgehog and friends.
Sayanora Wild Hearts – a neon-soaked action, racing, rhythm game starring an all-female motorcycle gang.
LEGO Brawls – LEGO minifigs duke it out in a 2D brawler.
Exit the Gungeon – a 2D spin-off of the pixelated roguelike dungeon crawler.
Overland – Survive a post-apocalyptic road trip with careful strategy.
Apple Arcade is available on any device that supports the App Store. The subscription costs $4.99 per month, though the first month is free.
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