Apple Arcade Adding These New Games in January After Price Increase

Apple today announced three new games coming to Apple Arcade in January, including Tamagotchi Adventure Kingdom, Cornsweeper, and Blackjack by MobilityWare+. All games on Apple Arcade are ad-free and do not offer in-app purchases.

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Apple's description of Tamagotchi Adventure Kingdom:

Embark on a heartwarming experience in Tamagotchi Adventure Kingdom, joining adorable hero Mametchi in restoring harmony to the Tamagotchi planet after a mysterious impact shakes the kingdom.

Cornsweeper:

A meditative mind-sweep-em-up, players pop delicious popcorn and avoid explosions, all set to a relaxing and original lo-fi inspired soundtrack with some reggae infusions.

Blackjack by MobilityWare+:

Players can immerse themselves in the classic game of Blackjack, mastering its intricacies in Blackjack by MobilityWare+.

Apple Arcade received its first price increase in October. In the U.S., the subscription-based gaming service went from $4.99 per month to $6.99 per month.

Launched in November 2019, Apple Arcade is accessible through the App Store. The service provides subscribers with unlimited access to around 300 games across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, with new titles added periodically.

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Top Rated Comments

FasterQuieter Avatar
23 weeks ago
Raising the prices on all these services makes me sad. I liked the idea that we pay a premium for the hardware and get services and software at reasonable prices. My personal protest is to never buy hardware directly from Apple at full price again. For what that's worth.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4nNtt Avatar
23 weeks ago
Still not enough compelling content. Not to mention that there still isn’t a way to keep your progress if a game moves off Arcade. Dreamlight Valley might be the only game to be worth the subscription fee for some, but imagine if Apple pulls it from the service after users have years of progress and custom content they created in it.

At least with Game Pass, you can purchase the game when it leaves the service and lose nothing.

Arguably Arcade is more focused on kids, but as far as I’ve seen kids seem to feel Apple Arcade has a bad reputation for fun games.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
emmab2006 Avatar
23 weeks ago
does anyone use this terrible service ? I certainly don't.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mdnz Avatar
23 weeks ago
Another reason to steer clear from any and all subscriptions. They will keep raising the price and because you’re so dependent of it you can’t cancel.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
orbital~debris Avatar
23 weeks ago

and do not offer in-app purchases.
Weird way of phrasing that – makes it sound like that is a con rather than a pro.
Would be clearer to write “and have no in-app purchases”.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
binaryfuneral Avatar
23 weeks ago

Does anyone know, what happens if you unsubscribe from Apple Arcade? Do you lose access to any of the games you 'purchased' through it?
Why would you keep any of the games? You never “purchased” them.

EDIT: fixed typos
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)