New information about Apple's subscription gaming service, Apple Arcade, was announced during September Event 2019 - Apple, which took place on September 11, 2019 at 2:00 a.m. Japan time.
Service Launch Date and Pricing
"Apple Arcade" will launch on September 19, 2019 (US time) and September 20, 2019 (Japan time).
The service will be available in 150 countries worldwide, including Japan, and is priced at US$4.99 per month.
The price in Japan is 600 yen per month, and the first month of subscription is free as a trial period.
Games can be played on Apple devices such as Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV.
Features of Apple Arcade
"Apple Arcade" has the following features
- Unlimited access to over 100 new titles coming this fall
- Up to 6 family members can share a subscription
- No ads and no additional charges
- Start a game on one device and continue on another
- Download and play offline
- You decide if you want to share your personal information
- Works with screen time and parental controls
Family-friendly, with the ability to share subscriptions with up to six people and the ability to continue playing on another device while in the middle of a game.
At Apple Special Event 2019, some of the game titles that will be available on Apple Arcade were introduced.
Visitors can see how they can actually play game titles from KONAMI, CAPCOM, and ANNAPURNA.
All of the titles are unique and seem to have a feel suited to the touch panel operation of the iPhone and iPad.
In addition to these three titles, many other developers have created games for "Apple Arcade.
You can check other game titles and videos on the " Apple Arcade " page of Apple's official website.
New game experience proposed by Apple
Many subscription game services such as PlayStation Now, Xbox Live, and Google's "Stadia" have emerged.
Since there are many iPhone users in Japan, "Apple Arcade" will be accepted by many people.
For more information, please visit the " Apple Arcade " page on Apple's official website.