Eagerly anticipated Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City surfs onto Apple Arcade this month

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Alto's Odyssey
The third in a great series.
Photo: Snowman

First there was 2015’s brilliant Alto’s Adventure. Then there was 2018’s superb Alto’s OdysseyNow the third entry in the series, Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City, is coming to Apple Arcade July 16 — and, boy, does the newly released trailer get our hopes up.

Describing the Alto’s games is a bit difficult. They’re, in essence, endless runners, in which the focus is on traversing environments such as snowy peaks and sandy dunes. But if that makes it sound like a sport’s game, you’d be wrong. These titles are all about the gorgeous, almost hypnotic graphics and sound that make it feel more like Monument Valley than SSX: Tricky.

Check out the trailer below.

The App Store preview for the new game reads as follows:

“Join Alto and his friends on an endless sandboarding journey to find The Lost City and unearth the secrets hidden within. Soar above windswept dunes, traverse thrilling canyons, explore ancient temples and delve into vast caverns in a fantastical place far from home.

On this journey, you’ll grind across vines, bounce atop hot air balloons, ride towering rock walls, glide in your wingsuit, and escape mischievous lemurs – all while uncovering the desert’s many mysteries.

Explore a new and unique biome with special hidden challenges, layered among the classic Alto’s Odyssey experience long-term fans know and love — only on Apple Arcade.”

Apple Arcade, Apple’s gaming subscription service, costs $4.99 monthly or $49.99 annually (a savings of $10 off the monthly price). It’s also available for a knockdown rate as part of the Apple One subscription bundle packages.) If you’ve never tried Apple Arcade before, you can do so with a one-month free trial.

Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City will be available to play on Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. As with other Apple Arcade games, your progress will stay in sync even if you jump between platforms.

Are you excited about Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.