Apple Unveils Apple Arcade Game Subscription Details

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Apple Arcade, announced last Spring, will arrive September 19th at the aforementioned $4.99 per month price.

Made by some of the most creative developers in the world, each game on Apple Arcade is created to capture players' imaginations through intuitive and fun gameplay, compelling narrative and original art and music. While these two will focus on the AAA gaming scene, we'll see Apple focusing on more traditional and casual games.

During Apple's iPhone 11 launch event, the company revealed more details on the Apple Arcade service. Not only did Apple finally give us a release date and pricing details for Apple Arcade, but it also previewed some of the games that will be available as exclusives on the service. Apple Arcade games will be great for families, respect user privacy and will not have ads or require any additional purchases.

It seems like an enticing offer, with Apple boasting over 100 "unique" titles exclusive to its devices at launch, including games from big name developers such as Konami and Capcom.

If you've been waiting for an Apple Arcade sub to get your game on, you'll have just 9 days to go.

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At today's event, Apple showed off three games. The subscription will automatically renew at INR 99 per month at the end of the seven-day free trial. A spokesperson confirmed on-stage that Apple Arcade will have its own dedicated icon and tab in the App Store, for instance, with a regularly-updated feed full of curated picks, game guides and sneak-peek trailers. Apple also showed off the mobile version of Sayonara Wild Hearts, which is also available on Nintendo Switch. Check out more of our coverage from the Apple 2019 fall keynote here.

The service will be priced $4.99 per month, and Apple is granting loyal customers a long introductory period: Anyone who buys a new Apple device will receive a whole year of free Apple TV Plus.

The catalog will exceed 100 games in the coming weeks as new titles are introduced, with more games to come every month.
Helping game developers produce and promote top-notch games for its platforms is a fantastic first step. Players use insects, mushrooms and plants to run through the world as quickly as possible or try over and over again to achieve the flawless score.

So, even though Apple Arcade has launched ahead of Google Stadia, it's unlikely to accumulate the same level of interest.

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