Apple firmly staked its claim in the gaming world on Sept. 10 with more details on its new game subscription service, called Apple Arcade. The service, first announced in March, costs $4.99 (£4.99, AU$7.99) a month and lets you play 100 new and exclusive games across the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple TV. Content has started rolling out for Mac.
Apple Arcade launched ahead of schedule as part of iOS 13’s public beta, with multiple games ready to play. Key games on the service include The Enchanted World, Where Cards Fall and Shinsekai: Into the Depths. It became widely available Sept. 19 in more than 150 countries. You can try it for a month for free.
iOS 13’s first update, iOS 13.1, brought with it the new iPadOS. The gaming service should now be available across all promised devices. To check out Apple Arcade, open the App Store and tap the little joystick icon at the bottom of the screen.
Here are all the games announced for Apple Arcade. They’re available to play now unless otherwise noted.
Developer: PikPok Games
Play as an elite agent trying to save the world, and avoid danger with your high-tech spy vehicle.
The Artful Escape
Developer: Annapurna Interactive
First announced at E3 2017, this one looks like a trip, to say the least. The Artful Escape is about a musician, Francis Vendetti, who’s on a quest for self-discovery. The trailer hints at colorful, wild, mixed-media animation and what I imagine will be an amazing soundtrack. This game is coming soon.
Assemble With Care
Developers: UsTwo Games
Originally titled Repair, this one lets you play as Maria, an antiques restorer. In addition to saving physical objects, Maria finds ways to fix other problems around her.
Atone: Heart of the Elder Tree
Developer: Wildboy Studios
If you’re a fan of Norse mythology, check out this hand-drawn game to explore beautifully rendered worlds, take on enemies, discover secrets and make choices to reach one of the multiple endings.
In this rivalry game between pitcher and batter, baseball players will size up their opponent during an inning. Ballistic Baseball lets you put your skills and strategies to the test in single-player or multiplayer online modes of one, three, six or nine innings.
Battle Sky Brigade: Harpooner
Blast barrels and enemies out of the sky in this adorable shoot-’em-up.
Developer: E-Line Media
In Beyond Blue, you’ll play as Mirai, the lead researcher on a newly formed team. You’ll go diving and experience the ocean — its beauty, mysteries and inhabitants — with high-speed technologies. Exploration is interwoven with a narrative that involves high-stakes choices along the way. This game is coming soon.
Beyond a Steel Sky
Developer: Revolution Software
This cyberpunk thriller is set 10 years after the events of Beneath a Steel Sky, the classic 1994 point-and-click game. You’ll play as the returning protagonist, engineer Robert Foster, and navigate terrain that calls to mind the Read More>>landscape. Beyond a Steel Sky has a bit of a comic book feel, but it still looks like it serves up a dynamic world to explore. Coming soon…….