Splitter Critters and Dandara: Trials of Fear coming to Apple Arcade 'soon'

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What you need to know

  • Apple Arcade is getting two new App Store greats soon.
  • Platformer Dandara: Trials of Fear is sure to be a big hit as part of the Apple Arcade catalog.
  • Little cuties galore as Splitter Critters lands on Apple's subscription service.

Those with Apple Arcade subscriptions are going to get two new App Store Greats with Splitter Critters and Dandara: Trials of Fear both coming soon.

Splitter Critters will get its '+' refresh, and it already looks like it's going to be a popular title among Appel Arcade subscribers — especially those who are yet to enjoy the original. That original game won an iPhone Game of the Year and Apple Design Award in 2017, no less.

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Split the world with a swipe of your finger and then rearrange it to guide critters back to their spaceship. Explore colorful planets full of danger, challenging puzzles, and innovative mechanics that will make you think in new ways. The immersive soundscapes of each world, best experienced with headphones, set the tone for your journey.

Splitter Critters will play on iPhone and iPad and you can pre-register for the download (opens in new tab) now.

Those looking for something more platform-y will want to check out Dandara: Trials of Fear another title getting the '+' treatment. This unique 2D Metroidvania platformer is full of charm and can be played on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

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The world of Salt hangs on the brink of collapse. The citizens, once free spirits, now stand oppressed and isolated. But not all is lost, for out of this aether of fear arises a heroine, a ray of hope. Her name is Dandara.

Gamers will need a $4.99 per month Apple Arcade subscription or have the Apple One bundle to play these titles. They'll be free of ads and in-app purchases, too.

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Oliver Haslam
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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.