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Apple Arcade will cost $4.99 per month and launch September 19th

Story image Apple Arcade & Apple TV+ want you glued to your screen
Melba Vasquez | 11 September, 2019, 14:25

Apple finally announced when it's launching its Apple Arcade video game subscription service during the iPhone 11 Apple Keynote. The firm launched the product earlier this year in March as a way of leveraging its large app store to capture the attention of gamers. My favorite has to be Frogger in Toytown, which looks like a cartoonish take on the classic game, but we'll also be seeing Shinsekai: Into the Depths and Annapurna's pop rhythm game Sayonara Wild Hearts.

"The App Store is the world's biggest and most successful game platform".

Apple Arcade subscribers will have access to this its library of specially "curated" games that can be played on any Apple device, including iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple TVs. Apple is also promising new games every month, alongside a list of debuting games for Arcade. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share one Apple TV+ subscription.

Apple unveiled its launch plans for Arcade alongside a host of familiar gaming partners, rolling out publishers like Konami, Skybound, Disney, SEGA, and more as participants in the lineup of game titles that'll be available from launch day.

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

Apple TV+ will also be available on the Apple TV app on select 2018, 2019 and newer Samsung smart TVs, and on Amazon Fire TV, LG, Roku, Sony and VIZIO platforms in the future. "A curated selection of over 100 new and exclusive games from numerous most innovative game developers in the world is the ideal complement to the App Store's existing massive catalog of games", said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. Apple wants you to be able to play games online and offline where the speed of your internet connection is not a determinant so graphic heavy games would take up too much space. Apple is also giving users a one-month free trial at launch.

However, it's possible that Apple Arcade could hold its own. The second, by Capcom, is an underwater platformer game.

The Enchanted World - A game where players save a magical world from developer Noodlecake. Apple has already ordered 2 whole seasons of the show, for a reported price tag of $300 million total.

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