Swordfight with terrorists or wash pigs in new Apple Arcade games

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Apple Arcade adds Fallen Knight, Hogwash, and more
Additions to Apple Arcade let you run around a barnyard as a muddy pig, or clobber legends of Slavic myth.
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Five newly released Apple Arcade games run the gamut from a side-scroller starring Lancelot wielding a laser sword all the way to a farmhand chasing down muddy pigs.

With these varied additions, Apple has almost reached the goal of 100 titles in its recently launched subscription gaming service.

Apple announced the quintet of new titles by tweet:

With these, the Apple Arcade total hit 89 games.

Fallen Knight from FairPlay Studios

Those who want to wield a sword in a sci-fi epic can try Fallen Knight. According to its developer:

Fallen Knight is a neo-classic side scrolling action platformer game. The story is set in the far future and introduces an intense sword fighting game play with punishing boss battles. Players will take on the role of an elite Knight, titled Lancelot (50th), one of the Knights of the Round Table. He has to save his city from the terrorist organization called “The Purge.”

Fallen Knight is available today only on Apple Arcade.

Hogwash by Bossa Studios

A far, far sillier option is Hogwash, in which players can be either a farmhand or a pig. The developer promises:

“A succulent serving of multiplayer barnyard bedlam, Hogwash is guaranteed to have you squealing with delight!

“Will you side with the bumbling farmhand as he struggles to keep the farm squeaky clean? Or will you join forces with the mischievous pigs and run riot by spreading as much mud as possible?

“Pitching one player against three in a race against the clock, this color soaked rasher of chaos is the ultimate team-based feel-good game.”

You can download Hogwash now from Apple Arcade.

Lifelike: Chapter One by kunabi brother

A “hypnotic getaway” is the promise of Lifelike: Chapter One. According to its developer, kunabi brother, this game will “ignite your sense of wonder and lose yourself in a world filled with beautiful, enigmatic, and sometimes strange flocking species and creatures.“

Download Lifelike: Chapter One from Apple Arcade today.

Tales of Memo by Tendays Studio

Anyone in the mood for puzzles can try Tales of Memo. Its creator says: “Accompany Memo and his friends on an epic journey through a frozen landscape, battling enemies in exciting memory puzzles.“

Tales of Memo is available immediately, only from Apple Arcade.

Yaga The Roleplaying Folktale by Versus Evil

If what you’ve been wanting to do is clobber legends of Slavic myth, Apple Arcade has the game for you.

The developer of Yaga The Roleplaying Folktale says:

“Smash, clever and bash the murderous legends of Slavic mythology in this darkly funny action role playing game that changes every time you play. Play as Ivan, a one-handed blacksmith with incredibly bad luck, who must take on the impossible tasks given to him by the tzar.”

The game offers an arsenal of hammers and tools, many made by the player. And it’s set to a Romanian hip-hop soundtrack.

Get Yaga The Roleplaying Folktale for Apple Arcade now.

More about Apple Arcade

Playing these newly released games (and over 80 more) costs $4.99 a month, and that’s all — in-app purchases and ads are banned from Apple’s gaming service.

All Apple Arcade offerings are playable on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac, with a player’s game state jumping from device to device as they switch. Plus, many titles support Xbox and PS4 controllers, not just touchscreens and keyboards/mice.