Apple has announced that it’s introducing two new game categories and 30 new titles to Apple Arcade, its gaming subscription service. Among the 30 new games are NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition, Star Trek: Legends, and The Oregon Trail. The two new game categories are called Timeless Classics and App Store Greats.
The Timeless Classics category includes titles such as Good Sudoku by Zach Gage, Chess – Play & Learn, and Backgammon while the App Store Greats includes Threes!, Mini Metro, and Fruit Ninja Classic. All of the titles are ad-free and all of the features are unlocked thanks to the subscriptions users have to pay for Apple Arcade.
Commenting on the new categories and game launches, Matt Fischer, Apple’s vice president of the App Store, said:
“In its inaugural year, Apple Arcade won over media critics and fans for its creativity, diverse portfolio, and commitment to players’ privacy, providing a safe gaming service to enjoy with family and friends. Today we’re launching our biggest expansion since the service debuted, now offering more than 180 great games that include new Arcade Originals, Timeless Classics, and App Store Greats. Whether it’s brand new games made exclusively for Arcade like ‘NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition,’ ‘Star Trek: Legends,’ and ‘The Oregon Trail,’ all-time App Store favorites like ‘Monument Valley’ and ‘Threes!,’ or traditional games like ‘Chess’ and ‘Solitaire,’ we have an incredible variety of gameplay experiences for everyone.”
To play games on Apple Arcade, users can sign-up for $4.99 per month with a one-month free trial. Those who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Apple TV get Apple Arcade free for three months. It also comes as part of Apple One with prices starting at $14.95.