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Alto's Odyssey: The Lost City lands on Apple Arcade on Friday, July 16

Alto's Odyssey on iPhone
Alto's Odyssey on iPhone (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Alto's Odyssey: The Lost City arrives on Apple Arcade next week.
  • Gamers have new adventures to explore and new mechanics to discover.

The hotly-anticipated Alto's Odyssey: The Lost City will arrive on Apple Arcade next Friday, July 16. The game will be free to Apple Arcade subscribers and will be completely free of ads and in-app purchases.

Teased last month, Alto's Odyssey: The Lost City was only listed as "Coming Soon" until today, with next week now announced as the big day that gamers have been waiting for.

As part of the announcement, Apple Arcade has released a new teaser to get the juices flowing.

Join Alto and his friends on an endless sandboarding journey to find The Lost City and unearth the secrets hidden within. Soar above windswept dunes, traverse thrilling canyons, explore ancient temples and delve into vast caverns in a fantastical place far from home. On this journey, players will grind across vines, bounce atop hot air balloons, ride towering rock walls, glide in their wingsuit, and escape mischievous lemurs – all while uncovering the desert's many mysteries. Explore a new and unique biome with special hidden challenges, layered among the classic Alto's Odyssey experience long-term fans know and love — only on Apple Arcade

You will of course need an Apple Arcade subscription to enjoy the fun. Alternatively, Apple One will do the job just fine, too. Alto's Odyssey: The Lost City can be pre-ordered from the App Store (opens in new tab) now!

If you want to upgrade your Apple Arcade experience, check out our list of the Best Game Controllers for Apple TV and Apple Arcade 2021.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.