Apple's gaming subscription service Apple Arcade priced, dated for September

One month's free trial available.

Apple's previously announced gaming subscription service, Apple Arcade, will arrive on 19th September, costing $4.99 USD (around £4) a month.

At launch, Apple Arcade will offer access to more than 100 titles - all playable on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV - for a single cost. Apple says that these games will not appear on any other mobile platform or subscription service, and will be both ad-free and in-app-purchase-free,

Three games coming to Apple Arcade were demoed during today's Apple Special Event - Frogger in Toy Town, a new entry in Konami's classic arcade series, developer Simogo's psychedelic musical adventure Sayonara Wild Hearts, and a new 2.5D underwater exploration game from Capcom, titled Shinsekai: Into the Depths.

These join other Apple Arcade titles, including Beyond a Steel Sky (a sequel to Revolution Software's beloved sci-fi point-and-clicker Beneath a Steel Sky), Little Orpheus from The Chinese Room, Klei Entertainment's Hot Lava, WayForward's Spidersaurs, Finji's Overland, Abzû developer Giant Squid's The Pathless, Sonic Racing, and more.

When Apple Arcade launches on 19th September, it'll be accessible via a new tab found on the App Store, enabling subscribers able to browse personalised recommendations, trailers, and "expert editorial content". New titles will join the service on a monthly basis.

Up to to six family members can access games via a single $4.99 USD subscription, and one month's free trial will be available from launch.

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