Apple has revealed the new games coming to Apple Arcade in November & December 2023.
Eight new games are coming to Apple Arcade across the holiday season, including several that families will want to play together, like Sonic Dream Team and Disney Dreamlight Valley Arcade Edition. There’s plenty to play by yourself, with the procedurally generated levels of Downwell+ sure to give you a challenge, or Knotwords+.
Here are all eight games coming to Apple Arcade in November & December.
Knotwords+ (Zach Gage) – November 3
From indie game developer Zach Gage, the developer behind other Apple Arcade titles like Card of Darkness, Good Sudoku+ and Flipflop Solitaire+, Knotwords+ is a minimal and elegant logic puzzle with words. The rules are simple: arrange the letters in each section so every word is complete, horizontally and vertically. Each puzzle may seem difficult at first, but gets easier as the player progresses, with each step guiding them naturally toward the solution.
Football Manager 2024 Touch (SEGA & Sports Interactive) – November 6
The world’s greatest soccer management simulation returns to Apple Arcade for a new season. Sports Interactive once again brings its unparalleled realism of its beautiful game to players around the globe on all of their favourite Apple devices. Chase instant glory with one of the world’s best clubs, and with the arrival of the new Save Game Compatibility feature, all existing Football Manager 2023 Touch players on Apple Arcade will be able to continue their careers in Football Manager 2024 Touch.
New for this season, players can improve their performance with enhanced training; impact the action at both ends of the pitch with a refreshed Set Piece Creator powered by their back-room team; define the type of boss they want to be with new Manager Principles; make their voice heard with a new system for making requests to their owners; and have the best possible experience on iPhone with a new skin for smaller devices to help provide smoother navigation across the game. Progress never stops, with players being able to look forward to new tools that will empower them to elevate their team’s performance and shape a title-winning culture on the football world stage.
Downwell+ (Devolver Digital) – November 17
Downwell+ is a curious game about a young boy venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his gunboots to protect him. Designed for mobile from the ground up, Downwell+ is presented with intuitive and elegant controls that allow for action-packed gameplay using just three buttons. Players make their way down into the darkness filled with creepy creatures and mysterious secrets to collect the spectacular red gems scattered about the rocks. Step into precariously placed shops and buy some helpful items, or level up between levels to battle well-dwelling monsters and uncover hidden caves filled with riches and relics. With procedurally generated levels, no two trips down the well are ever the same.
Delicious – Miracle of Life+ (GameHouse) – November 24
This time management cooking game invites players to join expectant mother Emily and her growing family as she navigates the challenges of pregnancy, while managing a bustling kitchen for her cooking video blog and preparing for the arrival of her new baby. With 60 engaging levels and 30 bonus challenges, players will immerse themselves in Emily’s world, exploring various locations and meeting a charming cast of characters. Design the perfect nursery, share in Emily’s ups and downs, and experience the miracle of life.
Disney Dreamlight Valley Arcade Edition (Gameloft) – December 5
Explore a world filled with magic in Disney Dreamlight Valley Arcade Edition, a captivating blend of life simulation and adventure game featuring fan-favourite Disney and Pixar friends. Players will uncover enchanting stories alongside beloved characters, while working to restore Dreamlight Valley from the grips of the Forgetting: a mysterious force that has descended on the Valley. Traverse diverse realms, each with their own challenges and puzzles, and forge friendships with iconic characters like WALL•E, Belle, Goofy and many more. With customisable landscapes and thousands of decorative options, players can create their dream neighbourhood in this constantly evolving world of wonder and creativity.
Disney Dreamlight Valley Arcade Edition also includes the expansion pass, Disney Dreamlight Valley: A Rift In Time, which includes a new storyline with secrets and treasures to uncover that have been lost in time. On Eternity Isle, a land far away from Dreamlight Valley, players will meet new Disney and Pixar friends and yield the power of a mysterious royal tool — the Hourglass — as they unravel the schemes of the nefarious Jafar.
Sonic Dream Team (SEGA) – December 5
The Sonic franchise, which has seen more than 1.6 billion games sold and downloaded worldwide, is releasing a new adventure, Sonic Dream Team, coming exclusively to Apple Arcade. The thrilling new 3D action platformer follows the evil Doctor Eggman who has discovered The Reverie — an ancient device with the power to manifest dreams in the real world. Join Sonic and friends as they navigate twisted dreamscapes, rescue their friends and put a stop to Doctor Eggman’s quest for world domination. In the game, players will take command of six dynamic playable characters: Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose, Cream and Rouge, each with unique abilities that match their own flair and personality. Sonic Dream Team joins other hit SEGA titles on Arcade — Sonic Racing, Samba de Amigo: Party-To-Go and Football Manager 2023 Touch.
Puzzle & Dragons Story (GungHo Online Entertainment) – December 5
The newest instalment in the immensely popular and definitive puzzle RPG series takes players on a new epic fantasy adventure with Puzzle & Dragons Story, exclusively on Apple Arcade. The game combines match-three puzzles with creature-collecting RPG gameplay, where players will recruit allies, improve their teams and conquer dungeons. Intuitive puzzle play will be familiar to fans but also draw in newcomers as they simply match orbs of the same colour vertically or horizontally, chaining together exhilarating combos for higher awards. Matching and erasing orbs commands the player’s allies to attack enemy creatures, with skilled puzzle play and exhilarating combos that unleash even more powerful attacks. Players will also gather materials by defeating creatures in dungeons, allowing them to create and improve new allied team members. They’ll spend resources to improve their creatures and select their favourites to form unique teams. New dungeons and creatures will be added frequently as players further explore a vast and mysterious land.
Turmoil+ (Gamious) – December 5
Turmoil+ offers players a visually charming, tongue-in-cheek take on the simulation game genre inspired by the 19th century oil rush in North America. As aspiring oil entrepreneurs, players must navigate cut-throat competition, strategically lease land, drill for oil and maximise profits through shrewd business deals. With a rich campaign mode, a town full of colourful characters, dozens of upgrades and procedurally generated levels, Turmoil+ is a wild ride through the oil-boom era.
Apple revealed in their latest update that the following games would receive content updates this month.
- Hello Kitty Island Adventure – Give & Gather Celebration
- NBA 2K24 Arcade Edition
- Sneaky Sasquatch
- Cut the Rope 3
- Samba de Amigo: Party-To-Go
- Japanese Rural Life Adventure
- The Oregon Trail
[Game descriptions provided by Apple]