Apple Arcade's Halloween updates include a brand-new game and more

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It's Halloween weekend, and Apple Arcade is right there with some new game updates that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. There's a brand new Apple Original available to play, too.

With four games ready for the weekend, there should be something for everyone to play while they wait for the candy to be passed out.

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Starting with that new game, Stitch is now available for download on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. It's a "casual puzzle game with embroidery on a numbered grid," Apple says. The main objective? Fill in the levels' areas, leaving no gaps, to complete Hoops.

Gamers will solve levels and Hoops of different difficulties and sizes, creating gorgeous patterns as they go. If you're an Apple Arcade or Apple One subscriber, why not give it a go? You can download Stitch from the App Store now.

Beyond Stitch, there are some new game updates especially designed for this time of year, including:

  • Angry Birds Reloaded — Discover 45 new eerie levels in the game's latest "Ham'O'Ween II" sequel episode, and much more.
  • WHAT THE GOLF? — Spooky skeletons and more abound in this Halloween event.
  • Crayola Create and Play+ — Enjoy a "Playful Pet Costume Party" and dress up for some "skele-fun."
  • Goat Simulator+ — Zombies and goats. What more do you need to know?

With so many games to choose from, which will you be settling down with this Halloween?

Apple Arcade is available as a $4.99 per month subscription and is also part of the Apple One subscription bundle for those who use other services like Apple TV Plus and Apple Music.

Many Apple Arcade games are available on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, while some include support for game controllers, too. Be sure to check out our list of the best game controllers before buying one for yourself, though.

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.