More than a decade ago, Apple devices might not have been known for their game playing prowess, even their ill-fated Pippin console has since been lost to time. Since then, the spur of iPhones and iPads has been the home to many mobile classics. And now, Apple is jumping full steam ahead into the gaming market with their Apple Arcade subscription platform. For a set fee every month, you’ll have access to a whole library of games across all Apple devices. Here are 5 reasons why you should get Apple Arcade:

Returning Classics

15 New and Exclusive Apple Arcade Games
Pac-Man Party Royale

While the iOS platform might be home to their own mascots and icons, like the Angry Birds or the Plants Vs. Zombies franchise, classic gaming icons like Rayman and Pac-Man have also made mobile devices their home. Now, both these classic franchises are getting whole new games on Arcade. Pac-Man Party Royale is a whole new 4-player spin on the classic Pac-Man formula, while Rayman Mini is a sequel to the free-to-play Rayman Jungle Run.

Indie Darlings

Sneaky Sasquatch
Sneaky Sasquatch

Indie games are getting a lot of love on this platform as well. With a sequel to the run-and-gun roguelite, Enter The Gungeon, coming soon, aptly titled Exit The Gungeon. Another great looking indie title is Overland by Finji, a post-apocalyptic road trip adventure with survival and strategy mechanics. Sneaky Sasquatch, a new game by RAC7, has you in control of the life of a sasquatch who has to live his everyday life while keeping out of the sight of humans.

Tried And True Sequels

Steven Universe: Unleash the Light
Steven Universe: Unleash the Light

Wayforward’s metroidvania franchise, Shantae is getting a fifth installment with Shantae And The Seven Sirens, which will be a straight sequel to 2016’s Shantae Half-Genie Hero. Cartoon Network’s genre breaking series, Steven Universe, is getting a third RPG with Steven Universe: Unleash The Light. While the series has just recently ended with a movie, this RPG series serves as a perfect companion piece for the whole franchise. Sega is also getting in on the action with ChuChu Rocket! Universe, a faithful sequel to their sci-fi puzzle franchise.

Arcade Exclusives

Projection: First Light
Projection: First Light

Blowfish Studios, known for games like The Deer God, also announced an exclusive new game for Arcade called Projection: First Light, which looks to be really promising. Various Daylife, a new Square Enix RPG by the makers of Octopath Traveller and Bravely Default. This new first-person RPG will take you to a sprawling, with your party facing off all manners of beasts and monsters. Capcom also has a new exclusive platformer called Shinsekai: Into The Depths, which was actually demoed on stage during yesterday’s Apple event.

A Worthy Price And Accessibility

 
Apple Arcade

The subscription for Apple Arcade is only USD 4.99 every month, which is pretty affordable no matter what currency you use around the world. And if you are an Apple aficionado, you can freely play all of these games on either your iPhone, iPad, iMac, or any Mac laptops. No other gaming subscription service comes close to this price and accessibility, with even the Xbox Game Pass is limited to 2 devices, an Xbox and PC, for USD 14.99.

If all this sounds intriguing to you, get ready to experience the entire Apple Arcade library on September 19th 2019.



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