Apple today announced the largest update to its Apple Arcade gaming service ever.
The Apple Arcade service has been replenished with new exclusive games and two categories: Eternal Classics and App Store Hits. All this, as before, without ads and in-app purchases.
As noted by Apple, the gaming service has more than 30 new games from “the most popular brands, franchises and developers.” The Apple Arcade catalogue will now include over 180 games.
Eternal Classics includes the world’s favourite, traditional game genres, including Good Sudoku by Zach Gage (Sudoku), Chess – Play & Learn (chess) and Backgammon (backgammon). The App Store Hits category includes the best award-winning games in the App Store, including Threes !, Mini Metro and Fruit Ninja Classic.
Everlasting Classics and App Store Hits games are available on iPhone and iPad, while Arcade Originals games can be played on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV.
Apple VP of App Store Matt Fisher said:
Already in the year of its creation, the Apple Arcade service won over critics and fans with its creativity, game diversity and high level of privacy. Today we are publishing the largest addition to the catalog since the launch of the service, and now there will be over 180 games to play with family and friends. New Arcade Originals are waiting for users, as well as games from two newly created categories: “Eternal Classics” and “App Store Hits”. New products include NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition, a game set in the Star Trek universe, a remake of the legendary Oregon Trail that conquered the App Store Monument Valley and Threes !, as well as traditional entertainment like chess and solitaire. With them, our collection of games has become even richer, and everyone can find something for themselves in it. “
Recall that Apple Arcade offers access to games without ads and in-app purchases on a paid subscription basis.