Coming soon to Apple Arcade: Lego Star Wars Battles, Crossy Road and more – CNET

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Apple Arcade has a game for almost everyone. 


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Apple Arcade now has over 200 games in its catalog. Since its 2019 launch, the subscription service has found its footing in the mobile gaming world. Apple Arcade offers originals including Fantasian, as well as NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition, one of the biggest titles to hit the service so far. 

You can also play remastered App Store games — free from ads and paywalls — like Angry Birds: Reloaded and Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City. There are still more classics and new titles to come. 

Here’s every game we’re looking forward to playing on Apple Arcade.

Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls

Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment

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Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is a new side-scroller action game coming to Apple Arcade. The service-exclusive features a number of characters from the original gothic fantasy series and its creators, Ayami Kojima and Michiru Yamane. Play as Alucard, Charlotte, Maria, Simon Belmont and more as you battle your way through Dracula’s army.

Crossy Road

Developer: Hipster Whale

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Crossy Road — an iconic endless runner already in the App Store — will arrive on Apple Arcade soon without paywalls or ads. Last year, Hipster Whale added Crossy Road Castle to the subscription service.

Lego Star Wars Battles

Developer: TT Games

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Lego Star Wars Battles is a tower-defense style game, created in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games, and will be exclusive to the service. You can play as your favorite Lego Star Wars character in real-time, one-on-one multiplayer battles. The game will feature content from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and more, with characters such as Luke Skywalker, Rey, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Boba Fett and Darth Vader, as well as battle droids, stormtroopers and — yes — porgs. 

Proxi

Developers: Will Wright and Gallium Artists

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Proxi is an AI simulation game from The Sims creator Will Wright. The game is built out of the player’s memories, using them as building blocks in the 3D world. Instead of creating a city or a house, as a player would do in The Sims, Proxi models the brain. You can store memories and millions of interconnected concepts, according to the website. 

Temple Run: Puzzle Adventure

Developer: Imangi Studios

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Temple Run: Puzzle Adventure is a new take on the original platformer from 2011. Instead of an endless runner, Temple Run: Puzzle Adventure is a tile-matching game. Players must outsmart a demon monkey in pursuit of the Golden Idol. Uncover mysteries of the ancient temple realm by creating combos and using special game pieces. 

Thumper: Pocket Edition

Developer: Drool LLC

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In Thumper: Pocket Edition, you play as a space beetle venturing through the void, duking it out with an evil giant head. Through music and rhythm gameplay mechanics, you must win boss battles over nine levels.

You can get a three-month free trial of Apple Arcade when you buy a new Apple device, or one month for free if you’re signing up for the first time. To try the service out, open the App Store and tap the little joystick icon at the bottom of the screen. The Apple One subscription bundle also launched last year, which makes it easier and more affordable to get up to six Apple subscription services, Apple Arcade included, for one price. Apple Arcade also teamed up with Verizon earlier this year to offer a free year-long subscription with unlimited plans.

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