Monument Valley 2+ is coming to Apple Arcade on March 11

Monument Valley 2 Screens
Monument Valley 2 Screens (Image credit: ustwo games)

What you need to know

  • Monument Valley 2+ will be available in Apple Arcade next week.
  • Gamers can look forward to some classic iPhone and iPad gaming.
  • Apple Arcade games are ad-free.

Apple is bringing the popular Monument Valley 2 to Apple Arcade on March 11, the company has confirmed.

Dubbed Monument Valley 2+, the ustwo games title will be part of Apple Arcade and is now available for pre-order in the App Store. The game is a re-release of a title that has proven hugely popular and is itself the sequel to a Game of the Year winner — from 2014 if you were wondering!

The Monument Valley 2 release comes a week after Shadow Blade+ and a week before Alto's Adventure: The Spirit of the Mountain also makes its debut. All three games are heavy hitters for Apple Arcade and are well worth a download.

In terms of this release, Monument Valley 2+ will be playable on iPhone and iPad and is a standalone game — you don't need to have played the original Monument Valley in order to enjoy this release. However, that game is also available in Apple Arcade so why don't you play that whole you wait for March 11 to roll around?

You will of course need an Apple Arcade subscription to play any of these games, but priced at $4.99 per month it's great value. Apple Arcade is also part of the Apple One subscription bundle, too.

Unfortunately, Monument Valley 2+ doesn't have game controller support — but if you want to upgrade your Apple Arcade gaming experience, check out our list of the best game controllers for mobile gaming.

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.