'NBA 2K24 Arcade Edition' leads games hitting Apple Arcade in October

NBA 2K24 Arcade Edition leads games hitting Apple Arcade in October


'NBA 2K24 Arcade Edition' leads games hitting Apple Arcade in October
Apple Arcade subscribers can soon play NBA 2K24 Arcade Edition on an Apple TV or other device.
Image: Apple Arcade

NBA 2K24 Arcade Edition, the latest addition to the long-running sports franchise, premieres on Apple Arcade on October 28.

It’s one of four titles coming to Apple’s gaming service this month, including Jeopardy!.

Welcome to Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade is a subscription service that, for $4.99 a month, brings unlimited access to over 200 games. There are offerings in almost every genre: casual, racing, RPGs, sports, puzzle, story and many more. All are playable on iPhone and iPad, and most can be enjoyed on Mac and Apple TV, too.

New games are added almost every week, usually on Fridays. Here’s what’s coming down the pike for October.

Enjoy some trivia with Jeopardy! World Tour+

Jeopardy! World Tour+ on Apple Arcade
Show off your trivia skills in Jeopardy! World Tour+.
Photo: Apple Arcade

On October 6, Jeopardy! World Tour+ from Uken Games will join Apple Arcade. Just like the hugely popular TV game, players answer trivia question in thousands of categories.

This is what Apple calls an App Store Great. It’s a previously released title now part of its subscription service. A “+” is added to the name to denote this, there’s no purchase price, and any in-app purchases have been stripped out.

Find it on Apple Arcade

Jeopardy! World Tour+ debuts on Apple Arcade this Friday. It’ll be playable on iPhone and iPad.

Go on an adventure in Cut the Rope 3

Cut the Rope 3 on Apple Arcade
Cut the Rope 3 is a physics puzzler coming to a range of Apple devices.
Screenshot: Paladin Studios/Apple Arcade

Cut the Rope 3 is a new iteration of a beloved early iPhone game. It’s a physics-based puzzler staring Om Nom and cute little Nibble Nom.

“The game features beloved characters and signature gameplay mechanics, along with new challenges and physics-based elements that will excite fans of the series,” promises Apple in a statement.

Find it on Apple Arcade

Cut the Rope 3 from Paladin Studios debuts on Apple’s gaming service October 13. It’ll be playable on Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.

Train your brain with Crossword Jam+

Crossword Jam+ on Apple Arcade
Crossword Jam+ is on its way to Apple Arcade.
Screenshot: PlaySimple Games/Apple Arcade

In Crossword Jam+ from PlaySimple Games, players swipe and connect letters to find words. The word game gets harder as players’ vocabulary grows. And the backgrounds feature gorgeous natural scenes.

This is another App Store Great, and the Apple Arcade version includes the full game with no ads or in-app purchases.

Find it on Apple Arcade

Crossword Jam+ will launch on October 20. The game will be playable on iPhone and iPad.

Hit the basketball court in NBA 2K24 Arcade Edition

NBA 2K24 Arcade Edition is for serious fans.
NBA 2K24 Arcade Edition is a serious game for serious fans.
Screenshot: 2K Games/Apple Arcade

The original NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition debuted in spring 2021 and gets a fresh update at the beginning of each season. That means it’s time for NBA 2K24 Arcade Edition.

This is the definitive basketball game for Apple devices, and each new version adds even more features.

“This year’s installment offers more ways for fans to play with all-new modes like the Endorsement, new ways to express themselves with MyPLAYER and MyCOURT customizations, legendary showdowns with the greatest fantasy team challenge, and so much more,” said Greg Thomas, Visual Concepts’ president.

Find it on Apple Arcade

NBA 2K24 Arcade Edition from 2K Games/Visual Concepts hits Apple Arcade on October 27. It’s dribbling its way onto Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.


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