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Badland Party is coming to Apple Arcade this Friday, May 6

Badland Party Artwork
Badland Party Artwork (Image credit: HypeHype)

What you need to know

  • Badland Party comes to Apple Arcade on May 6.
  • Gamers will be able to play on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV with progress synced via iCloud.
  • 40 levels and 30 unlockable characters await.

Apple Arcade is getting a new online multiplayer game, this time based on the popular Badland titles. Badland Party will arrive on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV on Friday, May 6.

The new title will be available to all Apple Arcade subscribers and will be sans ads and in-app purchases, so nothing will get in the way of the fun. That fun will see people play either alone or with friends and family as they work through 40 levels and unlock 30 different characters as they go. Full Game Center and iCloud support is included, and game progress will sync from one device to the next.

Badland Party continues its creators quest to perfect atmospheric side-scrolling adventures with stunning graphics and innovative physics-based gameplay. Witness the award-winning series take the visual allure another step forward, introduce dozens of new characters to play with and allow friends to play together in both local and online multiplayer modes. Or enjoy a single player adventure together with an AI companion.Survive through multiple new worlds, take down giant machines in epic boss-fights, co-operate to solve multiplayer puzzles, roll, fly, swim and dive through the beautiful lush world of Badland and help save the Clones from the heinous contraptions of the machine kind.

If that sounds like something that could be your idea of fun — and it really ought to! — you can pre-register for the download (opens in new tab) from the App Store right now. You'll need a $4.99 per month Apple Arcade subscription or be a member of the Apple One subscription bundle to get in on the fun, though.

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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.