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Apple today previewed two new games that will be released exclusively on its subscription-based gaming service Apple Arcade.

Listed as coming soon in Apple Arcade, the new titles include "MasterChef: Let's Cook" from Tilting Point and "Layton's Mystery Journey+" from Level-5. No specific release dates have been announced for either game at this time.

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"MasterChef: Let's Cook" is an all-new game that will challenge players to prepare and serve food dishes in a fast-paced cooking competition inspired by the world-renowned TV show. Players will attempt to showcase their cooking abilities to become the number one chef as they are matched with other players around the world, according to Apple.

The game will also be updated with weekly in-app events based on specific themes and seasons such as Gourmet Burger Show and Spooky Show.

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"Layton's Mystery Journey" is an existing game on the App Store that is now becoming available to Apple Arcade subscribers. Players will join Katrielle Layton in the heart of London as she becomes embroiled in a quizzical quest to search for her missing father, Professor Hershel Layton. Kat's bicycle-based journey will have players experiencing London's famous landmarks, from the Houses of Parliament to Tower Bridge.

Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit" has also received an update on Apple Arcade with a new competitive daily mode inside of Plankton's Chum Bucket lab.

Priced at $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year, Apple Arcade provides access to a catalog of around 200 games without ads or in-app purchases across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, with additional titles added periodically.

Article Link: Apple Arcade Previews Two Upcoming Games, Including 'MasterChef: Let's Cook'
 

sunny5

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I know that iOS is dominating the mobile game market and I already tried but it's disappointing as a gamer. No PC/Console games? No thanks. Apple really need to acquire their own games such as Halo from MS and GOW from Sony. Since mobile apps on Apple Silicon Mac is terrible as developers aren't interested to port them, it won't be good unless Apple do something about this. Honestly, mobile games' quality sucks.
 

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Seriously. 🤦‍♂️🙄

How about using some of that 2 trillions dollars you have saved up to buy some decent gaming companies, while you're at it, buy Disney and Netflix as well, be nice to have more than 10 shows on Apple TV +
 

CarlJ

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This is exactly the type of title that is going to make gamers sway away from their XBox and PS.
I don't think getting XBox and Playstation gamers to switch to Apple Arcade was ever their goal.

The mobile games market is dominated by more casual games, which makes sense for something you carry around in your pocket and often only use for 5 minutes at a time. I wouldn't expect to see them do something radically outside of the casual games space until perhaps Apple AR hardware becomes a real (and widely available) thing. Though there's always the chance of the rumored fire-breathing Apple TV emerging with a controller and some games. But I'm going to guess that's a path they've considered and not taken.
 

wigby

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Seriously. 🤦‍♂️🙄

How about using some of that 2 trillions dollars you have saved up to buy some decent gaming companies, while you're at it, buy Disney and Netflix as well, be nice to have more than 10 shows on Apple TV +
Why? So they can further fragment the market with exclusive titles? Obviously, Apple has never been interested in AAA titles and all the baggage (overpriced, ultra-violent, non-inclusive, derivative, long commitments) that they bring with them. I would love to play a few cutting edge shooters myself on Apple Arcade but it's never going to happen. But Apple Arcade is the perfect service for families and parents that want to make sure their kids aren't playing garbage all day. It might sound niche but like casual/mobile gaming, it's a huge demographic and will become one of their biggest profit centers in services if Apple can stick with it and keep adding titles regularly.

Same goes for original TV and movie content on ATV+. They are making a name for themselves and buying any large brand would completely devalue the Apple brand. Apple is playing the long game in services. No pun intended.
 

Naraxus

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I've said it before and I'll say it again, anybody who is serious about gaming stays far away from Apple. They don't get, they never have nor will they ever get gaming.

Prove me wrong
 
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star-affinity

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There are some "consol level" games (some are even avaliable on PC/Windows and consoles) on Apple Arcade for sure. But I can understand that people would like to see more.

Some examples:

•Manifold Garden
•The Pathless
•Beyond a Steel Sky
•NBA 2K21
•Word of Demons
•The Last Campfire
•Creaks
•Hot Lava
•Samurai Jack
•Sayonara Wild Hearts

While this game might be simplistic it's still great – very fun in four player couch co-op. Would definitely be worthy a release on consoles in my opinion:

•Crossy Road Castle
 

LFC2020

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I've said it before and I'll say it again, anybody who is serious about gaming stays far away from Apple. They don't get, they never have nor will they ever get gaming.

Prove me wrong
That can change very quickly if they use that massive treasure chest of cash they’re sitting on.🤦‍♂️
 

runeapple

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For me obviously some console level games would be great, however for me they need to invest in getting some more local multiplayer for Apple TV - for me Apple Arcade's value is with Apple TV it could easily replace the Wii / Switch if they included more local mutliplayer games - even Sonic racing doesn't have split screen racing when other platforms do.
 

stavibeats

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I see many anti-arcade comments in here. Honestly, Apple Arcade is pretty great. The games are much more inventive and interesting than the direction the App Store was going in previously. F2P was ruining almost all games and AA is like a roadblock for that trend. Sure... it was sold as a true place for gamers and in reality the console won't ever be taken over by the iPhone. That being said the games are fun and inventive. They take risks that wouldn't fly in the "new" F2P app store world.
 
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