Apple Arcade release date revealed

Over 100 games are launching with Apple Arcade this September.

Apple shared new details today regarding their upcoming subscription service, Apple Arcade. Originally teased back in March at WWDC, Apple Arcade will cost users $4.99 (USD) per month and will offer access to hundreds of games on the App Store. For those curious but unwilling to commit to the monthly subscription price, a one-month free trial will be available when Apple Arcade launches later this September.

Apple Arcade release date revealed

Apple Arcade release date revealed
The release date for Apple Arcade has been announced as September 19, 2019. 
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Apple Arcade has a confirmed release date of September 19, 2019. When September 19 rolls around, Apple Arcade will launch with over 100 titles across 150 regions. Apple Arcade works cohesively with the App Store, giving subscription owners the chance to play games without having to purchase them all individually.

Adding extra incentive to the monthly cost, all of the game’s content and features will be available with the complete removal of ads, allowing for uninterrupted gameplay. Apple Arcade is currently being developed for iOS, macOS, and tvOS with a goal of giving all Apple users the ability to take advantage of the subscription service.

As such, it stands to reason that Apple Arcade will release for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac, though it’s unknown whether the service will release for all platforms at once, or start with iPhone and roll out from there. Apple Arcade has been confirmed as an Apple exclusive, meaning you won’t be able to use the service outside of the devices listed above.

Sayonara Wild Hearts is included among the list of games for Apple Arcade.
Sayonara Wild Hearts is included among the list of games for Apple Arcade.
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With the release little over a week away, Apple has begun listing out participating games. For example, on the Apple Arcade website, several games for the service have already been listed as seen below.

Games included with Apple Arcade

  • ATONE: Heart of the Elder Tree
  • Ballistic Baseball
  • Beyond a Steel Sky
  • Cardpocalypse
  • ChuChu Rocket! Universe
  • Doomsday Vault
  • Down in Bermuda
  • Enter The Construct
  • Exit the Gungeon
  • Frogger in Toy Town
  • HitchHiker
  • Hot Lava
  • Kings of the Castle
  • Lega Arthouse
  • LEGO Brawls
  • Lifelike
  • Monomals
  • Mr. Turtle
  • No Way Home
  • Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm
  • Overland
  • Pac-Man Party Royale
  • Projection: First Light
  • Rayman Mini
  • Repair Sneaky Sasquatch
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Shantae and the Seven Sirens
  • Skate City
  • Sneaky Sasquatch
  • Steven Universe: Unleash the Light
  • Sonic Racing
  • Spidersaurs
  • Super Impossible Road
  • The Bradwell Conspiracy
  • The Enchanted World
  • The Pathless
  • UFA on Tape: First Contact
  • Various Daylife
  • Where Cards Fall
  • Winding Worlds
  • Yaga

Among the games available through Apple Arcade, notable examples include a brand new Capcom title, Shinsekai: Into the Depths, along with a modern take on Frogger from Konami called Frogger in Toy Town. What’s interesting about the list is that games like Sayonara Wild Hearts are also included, though they’re not exclusive to Apple as the title is also set to release for Nintendo Switch.

Overall, it’ll be interesting to see what other games will be announced for Apple Arcade and whether they’ll be exclusive to Apple, or available on other platforms like Sayonara Wild Hearts is on Nintendo Switch. After hearing the new Apple Arcade details, we’re curious to hear your thoughts. Will you purchase a subscription when Apple Arcade releases on September 19, or will you wait until reviews for the service are posted? Let us know down in the comments below, and stay tuned for more Apple Arcade coverage here at AllGamers!

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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