Apple has announced the Apple Arcade, the first ever game subscription service in the world. The game subscription will feature over 100 new and exclusive games, including original releases from Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong, Will Wright and dozens more. What’s more are the all-you-can-play games in one subscription, no ads, any additional charges and playable offline.
Besides handpicking a game line-up for the Apple Arcade, Apple will also be contributing to the development costs. That will in turn give game developers the freedom to come out with interesting ideas and to bring their games to life in this creative platform. Also, the service will feature games from Annapurna Interactive, Bossa Studios, Cartoon Network, Finji Giant Squid, Klei Entertainment, Konami, LEGO, Mistwalker Corporation, SEGA, Snowman, ustwo games and dozens more.
Highlighted Games From Apple Arcade:
Beyond A Steel Sky (Revolution Software)
A full quality console game that is fitted directly into mobile. The game challenges you with thrilling puzzles and compelling characters as you try to hack the city’s AI system.
Fantasian (Mistwalker Corporation)
From the creator of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi brings Fantasian to the Apple Arcade. A game where the worlds are built by hand which were then photographed, only then characters and effects are added in. In addition, Sakaguchi even mentioned that the game shouldn’t exist because making the game is a challenge.
Hot Lava (Klei Entertainment)
Everyone’s nostalgic childhood game where the floor is lava. Klei Entertainment brings to you Hot Lava, a game where you run, jump, climb and surf on your own or with friends.
LEGO Brawls (LEGO)
Clash in this multiplayer brawler set in the LEGO universe where blocks can be seen flying. Players will be able to create and customize their characters as well as collaborate with teammates to win the battle.
Where Cards Fall (Snowman)
A coming-of-age narrative puzzle game where the protagonist navigates his insecurities and emotions of high school by creating pathways and overcoming obstacles. Furthermore, the game doesn’t involve any guns and there’s no killing which makes it quite the authentic game out there.
The Pathless (Giant Squid)
Play as a hunter with the accompaniment of an eagle in this vast forested island. Experience the immersive action and story in this dreamlike landscape.
Oceanhorn 2: Kinghts of the Lost Realm (Cornfox & Bros)
This sequel is set 1000 years back before the original Oceanhorn. Embark on a journey in this breathtaking reimagined world of knights and treasure-filled dungeons.
A post-apocalyptic road trip strategy game where the unexpected will happen and each time you play it, it’ll be different.
Are you looking forward to Apple Arcade? Cause I am! It will launch in fall 2019 across iOS, macOS, and tvOS devices in more than 150 countries. For more information, you can head over here.