Apple Arcade Launches Two New Games and Previews More Games Coming Soon

It has been just over two years since the launch of Apple Arcade, and the subscription-based gaming service's catalog continues to grow. Two new games were released on Apple Arcade today, with an additional two coming soon.

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The latest additions to Apple Arcade include the classic arcade shooting game Galaga Wars from Bandai Namco and the popular tower defense game Kingdom Rush Frontiers from Ironhide Game Studio. Both games were already available on the App Store, but the Apple Arcade editions do not contain any in-app purchases or ads.

Galaga Wars+ is available on the iPhone and iPad, while Kingdom Rush Frontiers+ is available on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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A few new games have been listed as coming soon to Apple Arcade, including Splitter Critters, which Apple named the iPhone Game of the Year in 2017. In the game, players are tasked with splitting the world with a swipe of their finger and rearranging the split-up parts of the world to guide critters back to their spaceship. Metroidvania adventure game Dandara: Trials of Fear from Raw Fury is also coming soon to Apple Arcade.

Priced at $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year, Apple Arcade is a subscription-based service that provides access to a catalog of over 200 games across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, with additional titles added periodically.

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Top Rated Comments

cateye Avatar
35 months ago

What happens when you cancel Apple Arcade?

Do the games stop working?
Yes, like any subscription service (e.g. you stop paying for Apple Music, you no longer have access to music).


Nice! They look like fun. Netflix won't be able to catch up with Apple arcarde, Lol!
Pretty low bar you're setting there, don't you think?

Also: Kingdom Rush Frontiers *is* a fun game. Or rather, it was. It's almost 9 years old and was essentially abandonedware with no updates in years. Yet another example of Apple Arcade as least-effort-possible shovelware.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ion-X Avatar
35 months ago
Kingdom Rush is a fantastic series. For any fans of tower defense games, it’s among the most polished and accessible.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
azentropy Avatar
35 months ago

Arcade is the biggest joke I swear to god son.
You probably aren’t the target audience for it, at least not yet. For those with young children (or even seniors) in our lives it is really nice to have more options where they aren’t bombarded with ads or in app purchases Screens etc. and yes if you personally paid for or played those games years ago they might not interest you now, but to those who haven’t they really don’t care when they came out and are being introduced to great “new” hassle free games to them.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mad4WDW Avatar
35 months ago
Apple's really hitting it out the park, adding games that I brought outright last decade to a subscription service this decade. Amazeballs!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jz0309 Avatar
35 months ago
I have 8 days left of my free trial, so might give them a try but not going to extend, not worth it for me
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
35 months ago
Nice! They look like fun. Netflix won't be able to catch up with Apple arcarde, Lol!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)