From The Makers Of Octopath Traveler And Bravely Default Comes Another Weirdly-Named RPG

Various Daylife is coming exclusively to Apple Arcade.

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Apple's September keynote revealed a wealth of new details about the company's upcoming gaming subscription service, Apple Arcade. During the presentation, Apple announced Arcade's pricing and showed off a couple of titles coming exclusively to the service, and we learned of a few others in a press release following the event--including one from Square Enix.

The publisher is releasing a new RPG on Apple Arcade called Various Daylife. Perhaps unsurprisingly given its strange title, the game is developed by the team behind Bravely Default and Octopath Traveler. Few details were revealed about the game, but here is the synopsis from Apple's press release:

"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."

Square Enix's new game Various Daylife
Square Enix's new game Various Daylife

We don't know much else about the game beyond that, but the press release also includes a screenshot of the game, which shows off what appears to be a traditional turn-based battle against a pack of wolf-like monsters. You can take a look at the screenshot above.

Apple Arcade launches later this month, on September 19. The service will cost $5 per month, but you'll be able to try out one month for free. With the service, you'll get unlimited access to more than 100 exclusive games, with additional titles joining the catalog every month, including new entries in a number of beloved series such as Shantae and the Seven Sirens, ChuChu Rocket Universe, and Exit the Gungeon. You can see all the confirmed games for Apple Arcade so far in our gallery.

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Having a blast with Octopath Traveler right now, but I don't have an iPhone so oh well. Hoping it'll eventually port to other platforms

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Apple what?

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"Various Daylife is coming exclusively to Apple Arcade."

Yay for much needed RPGs coming out for services I have no interest in or intention of ever using..... :/

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I really hope Apple doesn't pull an Epic move and purchase a bunch of exclusivity. I mean, I'm all for people making money, but I'll just be bummed because I don't have Apple products to play these games.

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@lionheartssj1: Most of the time they don't really need to do that. Developing for Android is very hard because it's fragmented as hell, so usually devs release for iOS first. And then chances are high that they don't make enough to afford going for the Android audience.

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Will truly be a shame if this doesn't come to other platforms.

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I'll just wait for it to come out on Switch.

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@JustPlainLucas: Or better yet PS4.

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@ChrisAnetkaC: Actually, Switch is best for RPGs as you can take it with you to work/school.

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@JustPlainLucas: I suppose you're right. Those are usually 200+ hour games and who has that kind of time? I do have a Switch btw, I just don't use it.