Last week, Hidden Folks+ hit Apple Arcade as an App Store Great. There were no upcoming games listed beyond that release, so I wondered what was going on with the service and whether we would see some changes to how frequently games release. I was also wondering if we would get less originals and more App Store Greats. Today, Apple surprised me with the announcement of two originals and two App Store Greats for Apple Arcade. What is different with these games and the announcement, is that Apple has already laid out the schedule for February 2022 in a new App Store story feature that has revealed when the games will release and a few upcoming updates. We already had Gibbon: Beyond the Trees get announced as the first upcoming original. It joins the magical farming sim Wylde Flowers by Studio Drydock. It seems very inspired by the greats in the genre as you take over your grandmother’s farm and use your powers to revive it and interact with locals. Watch the Wylde Flowers trailer below:
If you’d like to play Wylde Flowers, you can sign up to be notified of its release here. Barring the two originals, Bloons TD 6+ from Ninja Kiwi Games is a classic tower defence experience with support for 4 player coop, bosses, themed maps, and a lot more. Headup Games’ Bridge Constructor+ is an excellent puzzler about building bridges (unrelated to the Limp Bizkit song) through 40 levels in different settings. This Apple Arcade version includes the Trains and SlopeMania addons. Sign up here if you’d like to play Bridge Constructor+ on release and here for Bloons TD 6+. As of now, Wylde Flowers is expected to release on February 18th with Bloons TD 6+ set for February 11th and Bridge Constructor+ set for this Friday.
Check out our forum threads for the original Bloons TD 6 here, Bloons TD 6+ here, the original Bridge Constructor here, Bridge Constructor+ here, and Wylde Flowers here. For all other 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 new announcement format for Apple Arcade and which App Store Greats would you like to see next month?