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Apple Arcade’s Upcoming Game Lineup Is Really Grand

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Apple’s Arcade service launches on September 19, giving subscribers access to more than 100 games for $4.99 a month. The new lineup of new and exclusive games coming to the service adds new Rayman, Steven Universe, Pac-Man, Shantae, and ChuChu Rocket games, as well as a new Square Enix RPG from the makers of Bravely Default.

The collection consists of quality games, free of annoying microtransactions and playable without an internet collection across Apple’s line of gadgets could make a whole lot of goodwill towards mobile gaming. The Apple service also releases for Apple TV on September 30 and MacOS Catalina in October, giving those platforms a lot more to play with as well.

Apple’s official press release for the gaming service outlines a line-up of games releasing to the service in the coming weeks that make the $5 monthly fee very attractive. Games like ChuChu Rocket Universe from Sega, Pac-Man Party Royale from Bandai Namco, and Ubisoft’s Rayman Mini offer new spins on classic properties. Overland from Finji and Blowfish’s Projection: First Light lend indie cred. And it’s hard to not be an excited by Various Daylife, Square Enix’s new role-playing game, even if it does highlight first-person turn-based battle.

Watch the list below of the upcoming games. Would you pay $5 a month to play these games tell us in the comments.

Ballistic Baseball

  • Ballistic Baseball — Gameloft’s baseball game features online battles between pitchers and batters. We need more baseball games.
  • ChuChu Rocket! Universe — Sega’s classic puzzle game returns with more than 100 levels.My fingers itch just looking at it.
  • Exit the Gungeon — From Devolver comes what I am guessing is the opposite of Enter the Gungeon.
  • Overland — From Finji, Overland is a post-apocalyptic road trip game. That’s all the description I need.
  • Pac-Man Party Royale — In the U.S. this game is known as Pac-Man Party Quarter Pounder with cheese.
  • Projection: First Light — Blowfish’s new game stars Greta, a girl living in a “mythological shadow puppet world.”That’s almost as good as “post-apocalyptic road trip.”
  • Rayman Mini — It’s Rayman running some more, as Rayman does, only this time he is small.
  • Shantae and the Seven Sirens — From Wayforward comes the latest game in the Shantae saga, my favorite series of action platformers. I might like this one a lot.
  • Sneaky Sasquatch — RAC7’s adventure game about a sasquatch sneaking about, trying to remain mythological while having a good time.
  • Steven Universe: Unleash the Light — The third game in Cartoon Network’s turn-based role-playing game series. Generally good stuff.
  • Super Impossible Road — You thought the previous Impossible Road was impossible? Well, fuck you.
  • The Bradwell Conspiracy — It’s a humourous conspiracy adventure from Bossa. Not a post-apocalyptic road trip.
  • Various Daylife — From the makers of Bravely Default (yay!) and Octopath Traveler (boo!) comes this thing. Players explore a new continent, now and then becoming portraits on the lower left of the screen and issuing battle commands.
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