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Samba de Amigo headlines August’s Apple Arcade releases

A new mobile version of Samba de Amigo is the headline addition to Apple Arcade this month.

Samba de Amigo: Party-To-Go is set to be released on August 29, the same days as Samba de Amigo: Party Central on Switch, and will feature more than 40 songs, with more to be added after launch.

Three songs will be exclusive to the Apple Arcade version – ‘Daddy’ by Psy, ‘The Edge of Glory’ by Lady Gaga and ‘The Walker’ by Fitz and the Tantrums. It will also have a story mode, the first game in the series to do so.

Also set for release on the service this month are puzzle game Kingdoms: Merge & Build, minimalist 2D puzzler Finity and a ‘+’ version of Nekograms, which means a version of the popular mobile game without microtransactions or ads.

The full list of games due for release on Apple Arcade in August is as follows (Apple’s descriptions provided):


(Hungry Sky – August 8)

Get ready to jump into a wholesome and cozy adventure in this adorable cat puzzle game.

Move cats and cushions around until each furry friend has found their ideal spot with the goal of making sure every adorable kitty is able to get to sleep.

With 120 charming and engaging levels, players will cuddle up with more than 15 different cat breeds and explore three beautifully crafted worlds, while enjoying a soothing and original soundtrack.

Samba de Amigo headlines August’s Apple Arcade releases

Kingdoms: Merge & Build

(Cherrypick Games – August 18)

Enjoy a soothing puzzle game experience blended with kingdom-building gameplay in this story-rich adventure.

In the king’s absence, a mysterious power has destroyed the kingdom. Now it’s up to Prince Edward and his friends to rebuild the land and save its people.

Players will merge unique items to gain resources to construct and renovate buildings and landmarks, complete quests, and uncover the mystery in order to restore the fallen kingdom to its former glory.

Samba de Amigo headlines August’s Apple Arcade releases


(Seabaa Inc – August 25)

Finity is a minimalist, thoughtful, and handcrafted 2D game that remixes the best elements of iconic puzzle games to create a reimagined and satisfying puzzle experience.

The game combines the skill and complexity of chess, the infinite replay value and flow of Tetris, and the satisfying feedback of the match-three genre to deliver a highly polished experience with depth and complexity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

Samba de Amigo headlines August’s Apple Arcade releases

Samba de Amigo: Party-To-Go

(Sega – August 29)

Get up and shake it on the go in this vibrant rhythm action game.

A revival of SEGA’s classic rhythm game series, which has players shaking maracas to the beat, Samba de Amigo: Party-To-Go is a modern sequel to the popular 2000’s franchise.

The game features three songs found only on Arcade — PSY’s “DADDY (feat. CL),” Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory,” and “The Walker” from Fitz and the Tantrums — along with an exclusive series first Story Mode, where players join Amigo on his quest to reclaim music.

With more than 40 hit songs from the world’s most popular music genres, and even more songs post-launch, Samba de Amigo: Party-To-Go is a dynamic and unique twist on the classic rhythm game experience.

Samba de Amigo headlines August’s Apple Arcade releases

Apple Arcade launched in 2019 and lets iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac users access over 200 games for a monthly cost of $4.99 / £4.99.

It’s also part of the Apple One plan, which lets players access Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple TV+ and increased iCloud storage for a reduced monthly fee (compared to subscribing to each service separately).