Ahead of this week’s new releases and updates, Apple has revealed two new upcoming Apple Arcade games. Capcom’s Monster Hunter Stories just had its sequel release on Nintendo Switch and PC a few weeks ago. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is a fantastic game. It looks like Capcom (and Apple) want to make it easier to get into the spin-off series since Monster Hunter Stories is coming to Apple Arcade as an App Store great in the form of Monster Hunter Stories+. It is worth noting that this Apple Arcade version is the same as the original release that is still available as a premium game on the App Store. If you, like me, were hoping that this would mean controller support and an Apple TV release, that isn’t the case sadly. Sign up to be notified of Monster Hunter Stories+‘s Apple Arcade release here. As always, the release date in the App Store info (that isn’t always the final date) mentions an August 6th release date for Monster Hunter Stories+.
Tetris Beat from N3TWORK blends Tetris gameplay with rhythm gameplay. Tetris Beat is a new Apple Arcade original so it will be available on macOS and Apple TV with its three modes, music from Garza, Hannah Diamond, Octo Octa, and more. The App Store description also mentions new exclusive songs added every month. At launch, Tetris Beat will include 18 songs from various genres and it will include split screen support for Apple TV. It will also have controller support and Tetris Beat will have Spatial Audio support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. If you’d like to check it out, you can sign up to be notified when Tetris Beat releases on Apple Arcade here. It is listed (as of now) for an August 20th release. Head over to our new forum threads for Monster Hunter Stories+ here and Tetris Beat here. Here’s our dedicated Apple Arcade forum for discussion around every game in the service. What do you think of the new additions to the service in recent months?