Apple has revealed the new games coming to Apple Arcade in August 2023. 

The classic rhythm franchise Samba de Amigo: Party-To-Go is leading things in Augustwhich will have players dancing and shaking their maracas. There are more puzzle games on the way, too, with Nekograms+ from Australian developer Hungry Skyfinity. giving a minimalistic puzzle experience, and then there are Kingdoms: Merge & Build, a puzzle-building game set in a kingdom.

Here are all four of the games coming to Apple Arcade in August.

Nekograms+ (Hungry Sky)

9 August

Get ready to jump into a wholesome and cozy adventure in this adorable cat puzzle game. Move cats and cushions around until each furry friend has found their ideal spot with the goal of making sure every adorable kitty is able to get to sleep. With 120 charming and engaging levels, players will cuddle up with more than 15 different cat breeds and explore three beautifully crafted worlds, while enjoying a soothing and original soundtrack.

Kingdoms: Merge & Build (Cherrypick Games)

19 August

Enjoy a soothing puzzle game experience blended with kingdom-building gameplay in this story-rich adventure. In the king’s absence, a mysterious power has destroyed the kingdom. Now it’s up to Prince Edward and his friends to rebuild the land and save its people. Players will merge unique items to gain resources to construct and renovate buildings and landmarks, complete quests, and uncover the mystery in order to restore the fallen kingdom to its former glory.

finity. (Seabaa, Inc.)

26 August

finity. is a minimalist, thoughtful and handcrafted 2D game that remixes the best elements of iconic puzzle games to create a re-imagined and satisfying puzzle experience. The game combines the skill and complexity of chess, the infinite replay value and flow of Tetris and the satisfying feedback of the match-three genre to deliver a highly polished experience with depth and complexity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

Samba de Amigo: Party-To-Go (SEGA) 

30 August

Get up and shake it on the go in this vibrant rhythm action game. A revival of SEGA’s classic rhythm game series, which has players shaking maracas to the beat, Samba de Amigo: Party-To-Go is a modern sequel to the popular 2000’s franchise. The game features three songs found only on Arcade — PSY’s “DADDY (feat. CL)”, Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory” and “The Walker” from Fitz and the Tantrums — along with an exclusive series first Story Mode, where players join Amigo on his quest to reclaim music. With more than 40 hit songs from the world’s most popular music genres, and even more songs post-launch, Samba de Amigo: Party-To-Go is a dynamic and unique twist on the classic rhythm game experience.

Content Updates

Apple revealed in their August update that the following games would also receive content updates this month.

  • Crayola Create and Play+

  • Crossy Road Castle

  • Jetpack Joyride 2

  • Cooking Mama: Cuisine!

  • TMNT Splintered Fate

  • Cityscapes: Sim Builder

  • Hello Kitty Island Adventure

Crayola Create and Play+ is temping up with Hasbro to bring My Little PonyPJ Mask, and Tonka content to the game, which will run from August 5th until the end of the month.

[Game descriptions provided by Apple]