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.
If that sounds like something that could be your idea of fun — and it really ought to! — you can pre-register for the download 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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Apple Arcade has over a hundred premium games with more added regularly each week. There is something here for everyone, and it only costs $5 a month for all you can game!
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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.