The time for leaks and rumors has finally come to an end as Tim Cook and company take the stage today to unveil the next iPhone. But before we get to the iPhone, Apple wants to talk about its services, and up first is Apple Arcade. This subscription service gives you access to a growing library of mobile games, and during Tuesday’s event, Apple confirmed that Apple Arcade will launch on September 19th and will cost $4.99 per month.
More from BGR
- iPhone 11 phones have better battery life and faster charging - here's what you need to know
- Here's how much your current iPhone is worth if you're trading it in for an iPhone 11
- Apple's iPhone 11 pricing strategy is spot-on for its new services era
Apple kicked off the show by showcasing three exclusive games that are coming to Apple Arcade. The first title, from Konami, is a new take on the classic arcade game Frogger called Frogger in Toy Town. Next up was Capcom, which demoed a new underwater platformer called Shinsekai: Into the Depths. And finally, Annapurna announced that its rhythm game/playable music video Sayonara Wild Hearts is coming to Apple Arcade as well.
All of the demos were played on the touch screen, but keep in mind that iOS 13 brings PS4 and Xbox One controller support to the iPhone and iPad, which will be a preferable way to play many of these games.
Dozens of partners big and small are bringing over 100 games to the catalog in the launch window, and the service will be available in over 150 countries on Thursday, September 19th. The $4.99 monthly subscription gives everyone in your family access to Apple Arcade, and there will be a one-month free trial as well.
We still don’t know what the full library will look like when Apple Arcade launches next week, but you will be able to find the service under the new Arcade tab on the App Store on launch day.
BGR Top Deals:
- It’s iPhone day, and Amazon is blowing out OtterBox cases starting at $16
- These surprisingly good noise cancelling headphones are somehow on sale for $35
Trending Right Now:
- Mind-blowing drug trials show it’s possible to reverse biological age
- The iPhone 11’s pricing and storage capacities might’ve just leaked, and there’s a huge surprise
- Marvel’s next ‘Avengers’ project is already in the works, but it’s not what you’d expect