Apple has announced something groundbreaking in the world of online and mobile gaming, and it's called Apple Arcade. So what exactly is this new and innovated gaming subscription service? We have all the details for you right here!
What's new with Apple Arcade?
September 17, 2019: Apple Arcade has launched several days early on iPhone and iPad running the iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 betas, respectively. The Arcade tab in the App Store is active on both the iOS 13 and 13.1 betas right now. You can sign up for the 1-month free trial, after which you will be charged $4.99 a month if you do not cancel beforehand. If you cancel during the trial, you'll forfeit the remaining time left on the free trial, so set a reminder.
Sept. 10, 2019: Apple Arcade will launch on September 19 and will cost $4.99 a month for the entire family. It will also have a one-month free trial, and launch in 150 countries at the same time, giving players over 150 exclusive new games. Apple Arcade is accessible from the App Store in its own tab, and you can watch trailers, get personalized recommendations, and view editorial content.
Apple also showed off new demos for three games from Konami, Capcom, and Annapurna Interactive with Simogo. Konami will be releasing Frogger in Toy Town, which is like classic Frogger, but you'll be in a toy world. You'll rescue Frogger's friends, collect power-ups, and dress Frogger up in cute outfits.
Capcom unveiled Shinsekai into the Depths. It's an underwater platforming adventure, with real underwater audio and amazing console-quality graphics. It's immersive and challenging.
Annapurna Interactive unveiled Simogo's Sayonara Wildhearts, which is a mashup music rhythm and high speed racing game with battles that go along to the music. Think of it as a playable music video. The graphics and music are impressive.
June 2019: WWDC brought a whole new bunch of amazing features and updates, but one of the biggest announcements stemmed from Apple Arcade: specifically that you'll be able to use the Xbox One S and PlayStation DualShock 4 controllers with your Apple TV and iOS devices along with Apple Arcade games that support controllers.
This means that you can play all of your Arcade favorites from the comfort and care of your favorite console controller.
What is Apple Arcade?
Apple Arcade the world's first game subscription service for mobile, desktop, and living room that is allowing artists and developers a brand new platform to share their digital visions and gaming masterpieces.
From immersive AR to groundbreaking multiplayer, Apple allows you to access over 100 new and exclusive games with a single subscription. That means you can't find any of there games on any other mobile platform.
Apple Arcade is like the perfect avenue for expanding creativity.
All the game's features, content, and future updates will be automatically included with your subscription, and Apple Arcade games cannot collect any data or information about how you play their games without your consent.
Apple Arcade will recommend different games to you and your family (that can enjoy the new gaming platform for no additional charge!) and you can access the Apple Arcade from a new area in the App Store.
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What Apple devices work with Apple Arcade?
Apple Arcade can be used on your iPad, iPhone, Mac, and Apple TV. If you choose to switch devices, you and pick up where you left off on another. You can even play Apple TV offline, so you won't have to worry about your internet connection.
What are some games available for Apple Arcade?
We don't have a full list quite yet, but some of the games featured were Beyond the Steel Sky, Where Cards Fall, Fantasian, Lifelike, and Overland.
Apple just showcased Frogger in Toy Town, Shinsekai into the Depths, and Sayonara Wildhearts.
How much will it cost?
It will be $4.99 a month for the entire family. There is a free one-month trial.
When can I get Apple Arcade?
You can access and subscribe to Apple Arcade starting on Sept. 19, 2019. It'll be available in 150 countries and regions.
Are you as super excited for Apple Arcade as we are? We know once this innovative new streaming service launches, we'll be playing non-stop and talking about all the greatest and funniest games, but what do you think? Let us know if you have any comments about Apple Arcade in the comments below!
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