Jetpack Joyride, considered one of my favourite iOS video games of all time, is getting a sequel that will likely be out there solely on Apple Arcade. You’ll have the ability to play Jetpack Joyride 2 on Apple’s $4.99-per-month video games subscription service starting August nineteenth.
Jetpack Joyride 2 appears like it’ll carry over numerous what you would possibly know from the primary; it’s a side-scrolling shooter the place the purpose is to dodge obstacles, survive so long as you’ll be able to, and get numerous cash. However Jetpack Joyride 2 may also be a “story-driven expertise” with new mechanics, in keeping with an Apple press e-mail — which is truthfully sufficient for me to wish to play it instantly.
If you wish to get an thought of what you’ll be able to anticipate, Apple has a trailer and a few screenshots on the Jetpack Joyride 2 App Retailer web page. And if you wish to brush up in your jetpacking expertise earlier than the sequel is launched, take a look at the Arcade-exclusive Jetpack Joyride Plus, which has no adverts or in-app purchases, or the unique Jetpack Joyride.
In case you really feel such as you’ve heard of Jetpack Joyride 2 earlier than, you’re not improper. Developer Halfbrick soft-launched the sport in choose areas on iOS and Android in March 2021, in keeping with TouchArcade. Halfbrick pulled it from Google Play and the App Retailer on February twenty eighth, although, saying it had “entered a brand new closed section of growth for an indefinite interval.”
Apple is including a couple of different video games to Arcade in August as effectively, together with Wonderful Bomberman and Apple Arcade variations of My Speaking Tom and Love You to Bits. However Apple introduced in July that 15 video games could be leaving the service, and as MacRumors noticed, they’re now gone.