Apple Arcade Lineup Includes New Rayman, Pac-Man, Next Game from Octopath Traveler Team
Today at their big iPhone 11 reveal event, Apple finally revealed concrete launch and pricing details for their Apple Arcade gaming platform (get all the details here). $5 a month for over 100 mobile-exclusive games certainly sounds like a solid deal, but ultimately, the quality of the games themselves will be the determining factor. So, is Apple Arcade getting anything worth playing? Particularly if you’re more of a core gamer type?
Well, several new Apple Arcade titles have been revealed, and some of them look pretty promising. We have Rayman Mini, which shrinks Ubisoft’s platforming star to the size of an ant, Pac-Man Party Royale, a 4-player version of the classic series previously only available in arcades, and Various Daylife, the latest RPG from the makers of Bravely Default and Octopath Traveler.
- Ballistic Baseball from Gameloft, is an action-packed arcade baseball game that captures the intense battle between pitcher and batter in live head-to-head multiplayer matches.
- ChuChu Rocket! Universe explodes as Sega launches the beloved ChuChus into a universe of strange and wonderful planets with over 100 mind-bending puzzles.
- Exit the Gungeon from Devolver Digital tasks players with escaping a collapsing hell dungeon as increasingly perilous obstacles and opponents stand in their way.
- Frogger in Toy Town from Konami, is a new take on the classic arcade series from Q-Game (makers of the acclaimed PixelJunk series).
- Overland from Finji, is a post-apocalyptic road trip adventure where players fight dangerous creatures, rescue stranded travelers and scavenge for supplies to survive.
- Pac-Man Party Royale from Bandai Namco, is a brand-new arcade experience featuring a four-player Battle Mode where the last PAC-MAN standing wins.
- Projection: First Light from Blowfish, follows the adventures of Greta, a girl living in a mythological shadow puppet world as she embarks on a journey of self-enlightenment, helped by legendary heroes from ancient cultures along the way.
- Rayman Mini from Ubisoft, shrinks Rayman to the size of an ant! Players use insects, mushrooms and plants to run through the world as quickly as possible or try to achieve the perfect score.
- Sayonara Wild Hearts from Annapurna Interactive, is a "pop album video game," featuring racing, dance battling, laser swords, and a whole lot of awesomeness.
- Shantae and the Seven Sirens from WayForward, tasks players players with exploring a vast sunken city and battling the Seven Sirens in the Half-Genie’s most thrilling adventure yet.
- Shinsekai: Into the Depths from Capcom, is a new underwater platforming featuring impressive, atmospheric visuals.
- Skate City from Snowman brings the heart and soul of street skating to life with multi-touch controls as city streets become the ultimate skater playground.
- Sneaky Sasquatch from RAC7, players live the life of a Sasquatch and do regular, everyday Sasquatch stuff like sneaking around in disguise, raiding coolers and picnic baskets, playing golf and more.
- Steven Universe: Unleash the Light is an original Cartoon Network game, co-written by Rebecca Sugar, where players pick their favorite characters, choose which Gems are in their party, unlock awesome new abilities and equip alternate costumes in the ultimate mobile role-playing game (RPG).
- Super Impossible Road from Rogue Games, is a futuristic, high-speed racing game where players master hairpin turns on courses that twist and coil over beautiful galactic backdrops.
- The Bradwell Conspiracy from Bossa, is a beautifully stylized conspiracy adventure thriller with a humorous twist.
- The Enchanted World from Noodlecake, ask players to help a young fairy piece together a magical world torn apart by dark forces.
- Various Daylife from Square Enix, is a brand-new RPG from the creators of Bravely Default and Octopath Traveler. In the year 211 of the Imperial Era, players explore a newly-discovered continent while living life to the fullest in the city of Erebia.
I’ll admit, I’m not a huge mobile gamer myself, but if I was, I might cough up 5 bucks for at least a few months for this lineup. Rayman! ChuChu Rocket! Heck, it might be worth it just to play Various Daylife (although, yeesh, that name).
Apple Arcade launches on September 19. What do you think? See anything you like?