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Slay The Spire, Stardew Valley Highlight Apple Arcade July Additions

Ridiculous Fishing is also returning over a decade after its initial launch.


Apple is preparing its Apple Arcade service for a busy summer. The company has unveiled the list of games coming to the service in July, and there are some big indie hits coming to iPhone and iPad next month.

Slay The Spire, which is an enhanced version of the roguelike deck-builder, will launch on Apple Arcade on July 7, with over 350 cards, over 200 items available at the start. Parents will also have a new Lego game to share with their kids, as Lego Duplo World will let families play through creative learning exercises together through Multi-Touch.

Butters Stotch, your day has arrived.
Butters Stotch, your day has arrived.

July 14 sees Ridiculous Fishing EX--an all-new version of the, uh, ridiculous fishing game built by the original game's team--hit the service, while low-key farming sim Stardew Valley will be available the following week on July 21. Finally, Hello Kitty Island Adventure, an online co-op social sim featuring Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters, will join the Apple Arcade lineup on July 28.

Games included in the Apple Arcade subscription which are receiving updates throughout July include the following:

  • Cityscapes: Sim Builder
  • Cut The Rope Remastered
  • Episode XOXO
  • Farmside
  • Jetpack Joyride 2
  • Mini Metro+
  • Mini Motorways
  • My Little Pony: Mane Merge
  • Sp!ng
  • What The Car?
  • Wonderbox

The formidable July lineup follows a busy June for the service, with new games added including Jet Dragon--a new game from Link's Awakening remake developer Grezzo--as well as two old-school-style sports games in Retro Bowl and Retro Goal.

Apple Arcade is available now on iPhone and iPad via a $5 monthly subscription, and all of the games listed here will be available to subscribers on the listed release dates.

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