Story-driven RPG Crashlands+ is coming to Apple Arcade soon

Crashlands Apple Arcade Screenshot
Crashlands Apple Arcade Screenshot (Image credit: Butterscotch Shenanigans, Inc.)

What you need to know

  • Crashlands+ is a story-driven RPG that's coming to iPhone and iPad.
  • The new Apple Arcade game will be free of ads and in-app purchases.
  • Apple Arcade subscribers will be able to download the game for free.

Yet another App Store great is coming to Apple Arcade, this time in the form of Crashlands+. The title is coming to iPhone and iPad and was a huge hit when it was first released back in 2016. Now it's back, and it's completely free to Apple Arcade subscribers.

A story-driven RPG, Crashlands+ sees gamers unlock more than 500 craftable items as they explore the in-game world and learn its secrets as they go. And there's a lot to learn!

Craft, battle, and quest your way through Crashlands, an outlandish, story-driven Crafting RPG overflowing with sass!Become Flux Dabes, a galactic trucker whose latest shipment gets derailed by a chin-strapped alien menace named Hewgodooko, leaving you stranded on an alien planet. As you hustle to retrieve your packages you'll become enmeshed in a nefarious plot of world domination, which will require all of your wits and both of your glutes to overcome. Learn recipes from the local sentient life, make new friends, uncover ancient secrets and deadly bosses, tame everything and build yourself a home-away-from-home as you learn to thrive on planet Woanope.

Apple isn't saying exactly when we should expect Crashlands+ to land, but gamers can pre-register for the download via the App Store now.

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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. 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.