Apple & # 39; s gaming subscription service is coming soon. Today, during its latest iPhone event, the company unveiled that Apple Arcade will be launched on September 19 for a monthly fee of $ 4.99.
Apple Arcade was first unveiled in March, but at that time we knew little about the service, apart from the fact that Apple had lured many large mobile developers, including Monument Valley studio Ustwo and Alto & # 39; s adventure makers Snowman. Last fantasy maker Hironobu Sakaguchi and SimCity maker Will Wright was also recommended at the time.
At today's iPhone event, Apple also presented some demo & # 39; s of Arcade exclusives from legendary Japanese game studios & # 39; s, including a modern version of the classic Frogger called out Frogger in Toy Town from Konami and called a completely new title Shinsekai: Into The Depths from Capcom. A final demo, published by indie studio Annapurna Interactive, showed the lush art style of rhythm game Sayonara Wild Hearts, developed by Swedish studio Simogo.
The autumn launch of Apple Arcade comes at a time when video game subscriptions are becoming increasingly popular. Microsoft has an early success with its Xbox Game Pass, Google is investigating a form of subscription offer for Stages and publishers such as Ubisoft have launched their own independent service. Google even tests its own mobile version for premium Android games.
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