Apple Arcade launched a huge update of new exclusive games, including Fantasian (by Final Fantasy creator)

Apple has launched its biggest expansion of its Apple Arcade game catalogue to more than 180 games with over 30 new titles. Some of these new exclusive games (called Apple Arcade Originals) include NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition, Star Trek: Legends and Fantasian.

In case you haven’t heard, Apple Arcade is Apple’s mobile game subscription service with a monthly fee of S$6.98. All games included in Apple Arcade do not come with advertisements or in-app purchases.

Of particular interest in the new Apple Arcade Originals games is Fantasian, which is a role-playing game (RPG) from Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. It is designed with hand-crafted physical diorama models overlaid with 3-D characters, while still having traditional RPG elements like turn-based combat.

Fantasian, a new mobile role-playing game from Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. (Photo: Apple)

For basketball fans, the NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition will be music to their ears. It is filled with a variety of game modes as players step into the shoes of their favourite NBA stars or start a NBA career of their own.

NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition brings console-like basketball simulation to your iPhone. (Photo: Apple)

At the same time, Apple Arcade is introducing two new game categories – App Store Greats and Timeless Classics.

You can play Fruit Ninja without ads when you have an Apple Arcade subscription. (Photo: Apple)

The App Store Greats consists of some of the best award-winning games moving from the App Store to Apple Arcade, including Monument Valley, Mini Metro and Fruit Ninja Classic, while Timeless Classics includes classic titles such as Good Sudoku by Zach Gage, Chess – Play & Learn and Backgammon.

Trevor Tan

Started out with dreams to become a street photographer, Trevor Tan somehow became a tech journalist with over 16 years of consumer tech experience. Maybe he plays too much video games and buys too many new gadgets.

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