Apple Arcade, the company’s new subscription games service, is launching on Sept. 19 on iOS 13. For $4.99 per month, subscribers will have access to Apple’s catalog of more than 100 games. During its special presentation on Sept. 10, Apple showcased three of those games: two exclusives — Capcom’s Shinsekai: Into the Depths and Q-Games’ Frogger in Toy Town — and an Apple Arcade version of developer Simogo and publisher Annapurna Interactive’s anticipated Sayonara Wild Hearts. But following the event, Apple revealed more of the games that’ll debut on Apple Arcade — and it’s a pretty exciting list.
Alongside the three games shown on stage, Apple announced new games from Sega, Square Enix, Devolver, and Ubisoft. Here’s the full list, straight from Apple:
Ballistic Baseball, from Gameloft, is an action-packed arcade baseball game that captures the intense battle between pitcher and batter in live head-to-head multiplayer matches.
ChuChu Rocket! Universe explodes as Sega launches the beloved ChuChus into a universe of strange and wonderful planets with over 100 mind-bending puzzles.
In Exit the Gungeon, from Devolver, players must escape a collapsing hell dungeon as increasingly perilous obstacles and opponents stand in their way.
Overland, from Finji, is a post-apocalyptic road trip adventure where players fight dangerous creatures, rescue stranded travelers and scavenge for supplies to survive.
Pac-Man Party Royale, from Bandai Namco, is a brand-new arcade experience featuring a four-player Battle Mode where the last Pac-Man standing wins.
In Projection: First Light, from Blowfish, players follow the adventures of Greta, a girl living in a mythological shadow puppet world as she embarks on a journey of self-enlightenment, helped by legendary heroes from ancient cultures along the way.
In Rayman Mini, from Ubisoft, Rayman has been reduced to the size of an ant! Players use insects, mushrooms and plants to run through the world as quickly as possible or try over and over again to achieve the perfect score.
In Shantae and the Seven Sirens, from WayForward, players explore a vast sunken city and battle the Seven Sirens in the Half-Genie’s most thrilling adventure yet.
Skate City from Snowman brings the heart and soul of street skating to life with multi-touch controls as city streets become the ultimate skater playground.
In Sneaky Sasquatch, from RAC7, players live the life of a Sasquatch and do regular, everyday Sasquatch stuff like sneaking around in disguise, raiding coolers and picnic baskets, playing golf and more.
Steven Universe: Unleash the Light is an original Cartoon Network game, co-written by Rebecca Sugar, where players pick their favorite characters, choose which Gems are in their party, unlock awesome new abilities and equip alternate costumes in the ultimate mobile role-playing game (RPG).
Super Impossible Road, from Rogue Games, is a futuristic, high-speed racing game where players master hairpin turns on courses that twist and coil over beautiful galactic backdrops.
The Bradwell Conspiracy, from Bossa, is a beautifully stylized conspiracy adventure thriller with a humorous twist.
In The Enchanted World, from Noodlecake, players help a young fairy piece together a magical world torn apart by dark forces.
Various Daylife, from Square Enix, is a brand-new RPG from the creators of Bravely Default and Octopath Traveler. In the year 211 of the Imperial Era, players explore a newly discovered continent while living life to the fullest in the city of Erebia.
Notable among the list is Sega’s follow-up to ChuChu Rocket!, a niche and beloved Dreamcast game released originally in 1999. Developer WayForward is also adding to a beloved franchise with Shantae and the Seven Sirens, which follows up 2016’s Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. A riff on Enter the Gungeon is coming from Devolver with Escape the Gungeon — though we don’t have much to go on from the blurb and screenshot. (It does look like it may be a vertical platformer.) There’s a pretty wide range of games on this shortened list, with plenty of games that have small but supremely dedicated fanbases — ChuChu Rocket! fans, today is your day.
A subscription to Apple Arcade will cost $4.99 per month, offering unlimited access to more than 100 games on offer. A single subscription will include access for up to six family members, according to Apple. Apple Arcade will launch with a one-month free trial, too, with the catalog expanding to — and later, beyond — 100 games “in the coming weeks as new titles are introduced.” More games will be added to the subscription service each month.
Apple Arcade price, games, and release date announced at Apple event
Each of the games will be playable online and off. Games have a variety of controller options, with some supporting Xbox and PlayStation 4 controllers as well as touch controls.
Apple Arcade is available on Sept. 19 on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV. It’ll come to iPadOS and tvOS 13 on Sept. 30, and to macOS Catalina in October.
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