Apple Arcade is relatively cheap at $5 a month, and will launch with 100 exclusive games optimized for mobiles and Apple TV devices.
At the new iPhone event in Cupertino today, Apple revealed new details around its game subscription service Apple Arcade. The service is slated to launch September 19 on iOS 13 devices, and September 30 for iPads and Apple TVs. The Mac version will come later in October. The company boasts that Apple Arcade will have a huge 100 games that're all 100% exclusive to the service, including titles from publishers and developers like Square Enix, Ubisoft, PlatinumGames, SEGA, Konami, Disney, LEGO, and more.
All games can be played entirely offline (it's not game streaming like Stadia) and supports cross-saves across iOS, Mac, and Apple TV devices. Subscribers can share with up to six family members with the family sharing plan, too. Launch games include a new RPG from Square Enix, a Rayman platformer, a new Shantae game, and a Pac-Man battle royale. Some games even support Xbox and DualShock 4 controllers on specific devices.
Apple Arcade games from left to right: Steven Universe, new Square Enix RPG Various Daylife, new Shantae platformer, and Exit the Gungeon from Devolver
"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, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
Apple Arcade launches on September 19 for $4.99 on iOS 13, and then September 30 for iPads and Apple TV devices.
The Mac desktop and laptop flavor will be available in October.
New and Exclusive Games
From action and adventure games to party and puzzle games, everyone can count on finding something they'll love. Some of the 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 travelers 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 favorite characters, choose which Gems are in their party, unlock awesome new abilities and equip alternate costumes in the ultimate mobile role-playing game (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 stylized 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.
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