Apple Arcade Price and Launch Date For Australia Revealed
Apple has revealed the release date for its subscription game service Apple Arcade along with its pricing.
Apple Arcade will be available from September 20th for $7.99 a month and you'll also have the ability to try it out with a one-month free trial.
This service promises a 100+ new, exclusive games and the ability to play on one device and be able to pick up and play on another. You can also share the service with up to six family members with Apple Family Sharing.
New games will be added every month to the service and you can download them to play offline on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Apple TV.
During the September Apple Event, the company showed off several games that will be coming to the service. The first was 'Frogger in Toy Town' from Konami which is just a new Frogger game but still "we all love Frogger." The next was 'Shinsekai Into the Depths' from Capcom which sees you play as an ocean diver and battling giant sea creatures. The music and sound design were showed off on-stage and was quite impressive. The third game was 'Sayonara Wild Hearts' from Annapurna Interactive and developer Simogo which was previously revealed during a Nintendo Direct. The gameplay on-stage showed the simple touch screen controls, the neon-glam visuals and it looks fantastic.
A list of more titles coming to Apple Arcade was listed in a news post from Apple, these are:
“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.
Apple had previously announced that some games will allow you to use an Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or MFi game controllers as well as the Siri Remote or touch controls on your device.
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