Following an expansion to Apple Arcade in April, today, Apple gave some of the first details on the next wave of App Store Greats joining the library of 190+ games to the popular gaming subscription service.
Introduced earlier this year as part of an entirely new game category, the library of App Store Greats will soon be joined by an exclusive version of Snowman's Alto's Odyssey, and remastered versions of Rovio Entertainment's Angry Birds, and JoyBits classic Doodle God - which makes its Apple TV debut.
Apple has yet to confirm release dates, but new details have been revealed within its App Store descriptions for the new remasters, with Alto's Odyssey: The Lost City set to include a new biome to explore and hidden challenges, layered among the classic Alto's Odyssey experience from 2018. Angry Birds Reloaded features the familiar physics-based gameplay from the original game with new characters from the Angry Birds movie universe, new levels and plenty of destruction in a remastered version of the 2017 Apple TV classic whilst Doodle God Universe has been fully redrawn and rebalanced.
As always, it's good to see Apple Arcade further expanding its library whilst sticking to its core principles, being free of ads and free of in-app purchases with its library playable across iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. It's especially great to see more games make a comeback whilst others make their Apple TV debut. Here's hoping we see more games revived on the service after disappearing into obscurity following Apple's switch to a 64-bit processor architecture. Being speculative for a moment, I believe we'll have more exciting Apple Arcade news to impart over the course of the next few Friday's.
Apple Arcade is priced at $4.99 per month as a standalone subscription, or part of the Apple One bundle with different tiers available depending on your region.