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NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition and more alley-oop onto Apple Arcade

Good news for those NBA fans who abide by “ball is life” on and off the court –  NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition launches on Oct. 18, just in time for the season kickoff. Players can hit the court and run with the NBA’s top stars in this Arcade Original. Players will be able to play The Greatest mode, exclusive to Apple Arcade – featuring 20 of the “Greatest of All-Time” NBA Athletes.

In addition to the new gameplay features, some fan-favorite modes are returning as well. Players will once again be able to hop into MyPLAYER, MyCAREER, MyCOURT, The Association, Quick Match, and Online Multiplayer modes. Players can now also enjoy commentary during their games for the extra added immersive touch. All this and more in NBA 2K23 Arcade Editon – or NBA23AE… for short.

Also slated for launch this month is stitch. – a casual and peaceful embroidery puzzler that lets the player create beautiful patterns, landscapes, plants, animals, and more, one stitch at a time. Stitch. features over 50 regular Hoops in multiple sizes and categories which should provide plenty of time to relax and embroider yourself to Nirvana. Players can also look forward to three new App Store Greats games that coming soon: Spider Solitaire: Card Game+Gin Rummy Classic+, as well as The Gardens Between+, a delightful and bittersweet puzzle game that plays with time and memory. stitch. Launches Oct. 28.

stitch. Apple Arcade
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Some app store greats to look forward to are The Gardens Between, Spider Solitaire: Card Game+, and Gin Rummy Classic+.

  • The Gardens Between+  is a single-player adventure-puzzle game about memories, friendship, and time. Manipulate time to solve puzzles and reach the apex of each isle and follow best friends Arina and Frendt as they unpack and explore the depth of their friendship, lighting up constellations, and illuminating threads of a bittersweet narrative along the way. The Gardens Between+ launches Oct. 14.
  • Spider Solitaire: Card Game+   Spider Solitaire: Card Game+ features the classic spider solitaire experience with modes for Daily Challenges, customizations, and more. Spider Solitaire: Card Game+ goes live on Oct. 7.
  • Oct. 7 also sees the release of Gin Rummy Classic+. Players build their best hand by drawing and picking up one card at a time. Players can learn how to play at their own pace with crystal clear tutorials, whether offline or with bots.

Throughout the month, also check out Halloween-themed updates to tons of popular games on Apple Arcade including Goat Simulator+, WHAT THE GOLF?, LEGO Brawls, and more.  Stick around with SQUAD for more updates on Apple Arcade new games and releases!

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Carl-Edwin Michel

Carl-Edwin is a tech and video game enthusiast. He is the founder and CEO of Northern Arena - one of Canada's biggest esports tournament organizers - and TV and interactive production company Northern Arena Productions. He is also the owner of Mirage Esports, and the creator and executive producer of the Canadian Game Awards.

Carl-Edwin Michel has been reporting on the technology and gaming industry since 2009 as a freelance journalist, lecturer, and radio and TV personality.
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