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Apple Arcade Price And Release Date Confirmed, And It's Coming Very Soon

Apple revealed new details about its Arcade service, along with new game reveals.


One of the major lingering questions about Apple Arcade was finally confirmed during Apple's September event this week. While we knew it was coming this year, we didn't know how much it would cost--one of the most critical aspects of a subscription service like this. Fortunately, the company shared new details regarding its all-you-can-eat Apple Arcade subscription service on Tuesday, and that included confirming a release date of September 19, and a price point of $4.99 per month. The company also announced it will have a free one-month trial, so you won't have to cough up any cash to check it out for yourself.

One subscription will allow a whole family to download and play the included games, which are compatible with not just iOS devices like iPhone and iPad, but Apple TV and MacBooks as well. The announcements came as part of a stage presentation where Apple also detailed a few of the exclusives coming to the service. Apple said it will have 100 games, more exclusives at launch than any other service, and a dedicated Arcade tab with new games added monthly.

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The presentation showed off three exclusives, from Konami, Capcom, and Annapurna Interactive. Konami is bringing back Frogger with a new game developed by Q-Games. Frogger will use items like bombs to clear obstacles and can turn into a Super Frogger. Capcom debuted Shinsekai Into The Depths, an underwater exploration game. And Annapurna announced Sayonara Wild Hearts for the service.

After the event, we also learned about a bunch of additional Apple Arcade games that Apple curiously didn't discuss during the event. Among them is a new, strangely named game from Octopath Traveler's developer, but there's quite a bit more than that, and it's looking like a fairly nice lineup.

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