Apple Arcade is now official and the gaming service by the Cupertino giant is going to host a range of games that deliver great narratives and casual gaming at the same time.
Every game will be playable on a range of Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and macOS. Each game will be playable offline which is quite different from what Google plans to offer with Stadia
Each game that is bundled with Apple Arcade will be handpicked by the Cupertino Giant along with games that will be co-funded by the company. Most of these games will take advantage of Apple's A12/A12x Bionic chip to deliver a seamless experience.
We decided to detail every game that we know about that will be coming to Apple's gaming service:1. Team Sonic Racing
'Team Sonic Racing' is a kart racing game similar to 'Mario Kart' and has been in development for every console out there. Having said that, the game will also be coming to Apple Arcade where it will run with similar performance as its counterparts. Team Sonic Racing is a third-person racing game that will have power-ups, drifting and tricks. It also has co-operative gameplay which will be one of the marquee features of the game. Players will be able to play games offline with their friends in offline mode with local multiplayer support.2. Fantasian
This game is being developed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the Japanese developer who has also been responsible for many 'Final Fantasy' games in the past. The game is currently under development and has been made using 3D dioramas from real life. These dioramas are imported into the game and are being used as actual playable levels.3. Oceanhorn 2: Knights Of The Lost Realm
If you loved the 'Zelda' series, 'Oceanhorn 2: Knights Of The Lost Realm' is probably going to be your go-to RPG adventure game on Apple Arcade. The sequel has better graphics than its predecessor, more exploring, sword fighting and loots to discover. The first title in the series is already a fan favourite and it seems like the second game will be the star attraction of Apple Arcade.4. The Artful Escape
The Artful Escape was initially going to be an exclusive for Xbox One and PC, however, it seems like the game will also make its way to Apple Arcade. The game was shown off at the reveal event and is one of the most beautiful platforms anticipated this year. The game is about a musician who is on a path to discover more art and music during his journey. Expect some awesome music and art style as the teasers already look awesome.5. Yaga
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'Yaga' is already available to play on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, however, the game will also be a part of Apple's new gaming service. It's a traditional third-person action RPG that has a unique art style and a compelling narrative. The game also features choice-based narrative which makes 'Yaga' one of the most exciting titles coming to the Apple Arcade.6. The Bradwell Conspiracy
This game is very reminiscent of 'Firewatch' where your character will interact with the environment to reveal the narrative of the game. It's a first-person adventure game where you need to escape from a facility where you are stuck due to a disastrous explosion. Your only point of contact is a fellow survivor called Amber where you must escape together by interacting with each other.7. Enter The Construct
This game is probably one of the more serious hardcore shooter games that are based in a sci-fi world. The game is currently under development for the platform. We don't know much about this game, however, the game does look like a promising title for the platform.8. Hitchhiker
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Yet another action adventure game that got us excited because of its simplicity and art style. You play the character of a hitchhiker where you will discover more information about yourself as you play through the story. You will interact with random drivers and discover about yourself through conversations and random items you find in the world.
Apple Arcade will launch this fall as many of these games are still under development. There are plenty of other games that are coming to the service from developers such as Disney, Konami, Lego, Cartoon Network and Platinum Games, the same developer responsible for the 'Bayonetta' series.