LEGO Star Wars: Castaways is building something big on Apple Arcade today

Lego Star Wars Castaways Keyart
Lego Star Wars Castaways Keyart (Image credit: LEGO / Gameloft)

What you need to know

  • LEGO Star Wars: Castaways is now available for download.
  • The new game is an Apple Arcade exclusive and plays on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

The wait is over! LEGO and Star Wars fans are in for a treat with LEGO Star Wars: Castaways now available for download from the App Store. The new game, an Apple Arcade exclusive, can be played on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

A free download for Apple Arcade and Apple One subscribers, LEGO Star Wars: Castaways sees gamers "mysterious new planet and meet new friends along the way." I'm sold already!

Build your own in-game LEGO minifigure from hundreds of LEGO pieces in a new Star Wars game on Apple Arcade. Discover a secret world, now home to fellow Castaways, and build a life in this new home! Explore a new island, meet new characters, race Microfighters and even throw a dance party on the island! Team up or play solo and immerse yourself in simulations, recorded by the technology of an ancient civilization, spanning moments across the Star Wars universe. Battle foes, solve puzzles, build your skills in battle arenas and learn to pilot your way through flight simulations! Unearth mysteries and discover a growing threat to life on the planet.

Apple Arcade's social team started hyping everyone up yesterday, but today's the big one — you can go grab LEGO Star Wars: Castaways right now!

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Developer Gameloft says we can expect to "meet a thriving group of Castaways on a long-abandoned secret planet," before customizing our "unique LEGO Star Wars character from hundreds of collectible pieces." Considering the fact Apple Arcade subscribers can download this for free, what are you waiting for?

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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.

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