Apple just revealed the Apple Arcade March 2024 new games and revealed a few updates coming to existing games on the service. This week, a few of those previously-announced updates went live in addition to some new ones. As expected, the recent Apple Arcade game updates have been focused on events around the Lunar New Year or Valentine’s Day. Hello Kitty Island Adventure, one of our picks for the best games of 2023, has a limited-time event letting you catch lovebugs around the island and have them transform. You can also get new Valentine’s Day themed furniture and cosmetics like the Sweetheart Dress. If you haven’t already, check out Shaun’s Hello Kitty Island Adventure Apple Arcade review here. Read his interview with Sunblink about the game and more here. Watch the trailer for the new Hello Kitty Island Adventure update below:
Retro Bowl+ brings in a new Interrupt SIM feature letting you interrupt a SIM game and take control, or activate SIM from the middle of commentary in an existing game. This update also has adjustments for the teams in Exhibition mode and some fixes. Prune+ has brought in 12 new challenging levels unlocked once you finish the main game. Bloons TD 6+ has brought in Apple Vision Pro support, a new co-op boss challenge, new map editor props, and a lot more in the Sublime New Year Update. Illustrated has brought in the Light Love and Life, Idyllic Escapes, Friendship Matters, Fairy Express, and Celestial Odyssey galleries. Kingdoms: Merge and Build brings in the fishing mini-game with today’s new update. The final notable update of the week is LEGO Duplo World+ with its Valentine’s Day update bringing in a heart hunt in Number Train and a free puzzle.
With the updates done, head over to our forum threads for Hello Kitty Island Adventure here, Retro Bowl+ here, the original Prune here, Prune+ here, the original Bloons TD 6 here, Bloons TD 6+ here, Illustrated here, Kingdoms: Merge and Build here, and LEGO Duplo World+ here. For all Apple Arcade related things, check out our dedicated Apple Arcade forum for discussion on the service and every game included here. What do you think of Apple’s updates this week and the upcoming games?