Apple Arcade adds new ‘Timeless Classics’ and ‘App Store Greats’ categories
As part of its largest single expansion to date, Apple Arcade has added two new categories of games, featuring classics like “Sudoku,” and hits such as “Monument Valley.”
Apple’s subscription game service Apple Arcade has released its greatest number of additional titles since its launch in September 2019. Alongside 30 extra games, Apple Arcade now has two new categories, “Timeless Classics,” and “App Store Greats.”
“In its inaugural year, Apple Arcade won over media critics and fans for its creativity, diverse portfolio, and commitment to players’ privacy, providing a safe gaming service to enjoy with family and friends,” said Apple’s App Store vice president, Matt Fischer, in a statement. “Today we’re launching our biggest expansion since the service debuted… now offering more than 180 great games.”
“Whether it’s brand new games made exclusively for Arcade like ‘NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition,’ ‘Star Trek: Legends,’ and ‘The Oregon Trail,’ all-time App Store favorites like ‘Monument Valley’ and ‘Threes!,’ or traditional games like ‘Chess’ and ‘Solitaire,'” he continued, “we have an incredible variety of gameplay experiences for everyone.”
The new Timeless Classics category focuses on what Apple describes as “universally loved, quintessential genres” such as Backgammon and Sudoku. Now available on the service is “Really Bad Chess,” and “Tiny Crossword.”
A highlight of the new App Store Greats category is “Monument Valley,” previously a winner of an Apple Design Award. Its Apple Arcade version also includes the two subsequent game expansions, “Forgotten Shores,” and “Ida’s Dream.”
Apple Arcade is a subscription service where the one monthly fee pays for access acrossiPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV. New buyers of any of these devices get three months of Apple Arcade for free, otherwise it costs $4.99 per month.
The game service is also included in each of the Apple One bundle tiers, which start with an individual plan at $14.95.
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April 2, 2021 at 05:37AM