Hipster Whale, the developers behind the popular game Crossy Road, are expanding the franchise and introducing a new title, Crossy Road Castle, which is coming to Apple Arcade later this year.

The news was announced today via a trailer for the upcoming game, which features Crossy Road-style gameplay in a platform-like castle setting.


Crossy Road first came out in 2014 and soared to popularity thanks to its simple tap-based object avoidance gameplay and wealth of unlockable characters.

Crossy Road is available on multiple platforms, but given the mobile exclusivity restrictions for ‌Apple Arcade‌, Crossy Road Castle will be available solely on the iPhone and won't come to Android.

‌Apple Arcade‌ games are available on ‌iPhone‌, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac, but not all games are available on all platforms. Crossy Road Castle, though, will be available on all devices that support ‌Apple Arcade‌, according to GameSpot. Crossy Road Castle will include no in-app purchases or additional unlocks, and will be available as part of the $4.99 per month ‌Apple Arcade‌ subscription price.

Up to four players can play Crossy Road Castle collaboratively via a local connection, so friends and family members can play with one another.

There's no specific launch date for Crossy Road Castle, with Hipster Whale saying it's "coming soon."

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Z400Racer37 Avatar
20 months ago
You know, with Apple touting how their chips are more powerful than xboxes, I have a question: Why the hell is this the kind of game that they're highlighting, and why the tell don't we yet have Call of duty, Forza, etc. on devices like the Apple TV? I mean, Why on earth do I still have an xbox at all, and since when did going back 20 friggin years to some crappy hipster version of Frogger become "progress," or worthy of mention? I mean, you'd think they'd try to hide such a terrible lack of execution on their video game front... Crazy...
/rant
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BWhaler Avatar
20 months ago
Apple Arcade is looking great. Fantastic games at a fair price.
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nutmac Avatar
20 months ago
Crossy Road?!

What's next? Flappy Bird?
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Z400Racer37 Avatar
20 months ago

Just curious, do you have the source where this was said? (By Apple obviously)

Also, even if true (the A series chip being more powerful), there is a lot more to a gaming console than its processor, like RAM size and speed, BUS speeds, and GPU. The ATV could have a faster processor but if it doesn’t have the rest, it will struggle to run AAA gaming titles like the ones you mentioned. Cooling is another very important factor to keep everything running smoothly, and ATV’s passive cooling won’t be enough.

I really hope that Apple takes gaming more seriously and heads in the direction of making the ATV more geared towards gamers, and who knows, with services such as Google Stadia and Microsoft’s xCloud, we might even be able to sign up for such services and use them in our ATVs in the future.
Yeah, I think they said it was faster than the xbox a few A series chip unveils ago, and faster than the xbox one last year (A12?), so whichever keynote they unveiled those. I think it was when the first massive iPad came out, but I can't remember exactly.

Also, I think the form factor of the ATV will present many cooling issues, even though it does have a fan. My essential grievance is that Apple has the opportunity to really dominate the living room, and they've been systematically misexecuting for years now. If it needs more chips and ram, then make an ATV Pro and throw hardware at the problem, but I remember working at a Best Buy 6-7 years ago, thinking "wow, the whole gaming section is going to be gone soon." .... Still waiting, it's crazy.

Plus they're always talking about how this new iPhone game has however many million polygons or whatever, but there's never any port of any serious game on any serious console. They just recently let you pair Xbox and PS4 controllers, so maybe they're finally waking up, but it's a damn shame to not have at least had a pro version of the ATV, so people would really run out of reasons to buy PS4' and Xboxes. They've even got the could syncing online gameplay figured out. Just serious misexecution...
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verpeiler Avatar
20 months ago
I can play games like this for like 10 minutes, then I’m bored. Maybe it’s cool for little kids but I’m more interested in games with more depth. Apple always brags about their powerful chips, then highlight games that would probably run on the first iPad.
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derekamoss Avatar
20 months ago

You know, with Apple touting how their chips are more powerful than xboxes, I have a question: Why the hell is this the kind of game that they're highlighting, and why the tell don't we yet have Call of duty, Forza, etc. on devices like the Apple TV? I mean, Why on earth do I still have an xbox at all, and since when did going back 20 friggin years to some crappy hipster version of Frogger become "progress," or worthy of mention? I mean, you'd think they'd try to hide such a terrible lack of execution on their video game front... Crazy...
/rant
The only time I think they did this was with Infinity Blade. God I miss that game...
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