Apple Arcade: Every Game and Update Coming in September

Apple Arcade — a CNET Editors’ Choice Award pick in 2021 — has more than 200 games in its catalog to play for just $5 a month, or $60 annually. The service offers original and exclusive titles, as well as familiar games in the service’s App Store favorites and timeless classics sections. These games are available in the App Store already, but with an Arcade subscription you can play them without ads and paywalls for no extra charge. 

Here’s what we’re expecting for September’s lineup and beyond:

Shovel Knight Dig

Developer: Yacht Club Games
Release date: Sept. 23

Shovel Knight Dig gameplay on Apple Arcade

Shovel Knight Dig is headed to Apple Arcade.


Shovel Knight Dig is a new 2D side-scrolling adventure game. Shovel Knight’s campsite is under attack by the wicked Drill Knight. Fight back, meet new friends, explore multiple environments and more on your journey to keep the land from collapsing beneath you.


Developer: Devolver Digital
Release date: Sept. 30

Gris gameplay on Apple Arcade

Gris is headed to Apple Arcade.


Gris is a stunning game about a young girl processing grief. The game uses puzzles, platforming sequences and challenges as you move from level to level. Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of this game is that the girl’s feelings are manifested through her dress, which gives her special abilities. You also can’t die in the game, which takes some of the stress out of playing. Gris is already available in the App Store for $5, but Arcade subscribers will be able to play for no extra charge.

NBA 2K23

Developer: 2K
Release date: Oct. 18

NBA 2K23 Logo for Apple Arcade

NBA 2K23 is headed to Apple Arcade.


NBA 2K23 will offer players a new rogue-like inspired mode and feature 20 iconic athletes like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Like the other two NBA 2K games, NBA 2K23 will bring back MyCareer, The Association Mode, Quick Match and online multiplayer modes. 

Football Manager 2023 Touch 

Developer: SEGA
Release date: Nov. 8

Football Manager 2023 Touch on Apple Arcade

Football Manager 2023 Touch is headed to Apple Arcade.


Football Manager 2023 Touch is a streamlined version of the original Football Manager. Players will create their own team, train with multiple pre-set tactical templates, participate in Matchdays and lead them to victory. 

Available now

September game updates

  • Jetpack Joyride 2
  • Lego Star Wars: Castaway
  • Zookeeper World
  • Oregon Trail
  • Mini Motorways
  • Frogger and the Rumbling Ruins
  • Patterned
  • Outlanders
  • Transformers: Tactical Arena
  • Solitaire Stories
  • Temple Run: Puzzle Adventure
  • MasterChef: Let’s Cook
  • Bridge Constructor
  • Simon’s Cat: Story Time

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