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The Gardens Between+ and more coming to Apple Arcade this week

This week on Apple Arcade we have an eclectic mix of gardens, the NBA, jetpacks, and more. Let’s not waste any more time and get to this week’s new releases and updates!

The Gardens Between+ is a delightful and melancholic puzzle game that should be on your list of new games to try out this weekend. Through minimalist storytelling, embark on a journey filled with puzzles, friendship, and bittersweet shared memories – all the while manipulating time to your advantage. The Gardens Between+ is out now, exclusively on Apple Arcade.

NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition is our next release for the week, and comes highly anticipated. The game exclusively features The Greatest mode, where you can go head-to-head with top NBA athletes, past and present, including Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, and more. NBA 2k23 Arcade Edition launches Oct. 18.

Keep an eye out for updates on these titles as well!

  • Jetpack Joyride 2 — Jetpack Joyride 2 fans are in for a treat this week with a new content update. Players can now leap into new story levels – Queen V sectors 6-10, and try out the new Halloween-themed Haunted Skeleton Hero skin and Cola Jetpack skin. Jetpack Joyride 2 also has leaderboards for you competitive jetpackers out there.
  • Crayola Create & Play+ — Don’t miss the first-ever Create & Play Halloween Carnival! Make some silly masks, choose an adorable costume, create some creepy art to hang on the walls, and trick-or-treat your way to the all-new Halloween Carnival Quest. Be wary of the brand-new haunted Open World where you’ll find brand-new bubbling cauldrons, glowing Jack-o-Lanterns, spooky craftables, and more!
  • Bloons TD 6+ — Check out some new Halloween-themed avatars and banners.
  • HEROish — Try your hand at all-new cards, including new troops and spells, extended campaigns, and new random encounters added to all three campaigns.
  • Fruit Ninja Classic+ — Win spooky prizes and try out new Blade Powers in the Fruit Ninja Classic+ Halloween event.
  • Simon’s Cat — Story Time — Check out Teddy’s Terrific Tour, a brand new side story.
  • Amazing Bomberman — Check out the new 80’s Japanese-pop-music-inspired stage, Midnight Fever. This new update also adds 50 more challenges in mission mode and new customizations.

That’s all for this week! Be sure to stick around with SQUAD for more updates on Apple Arcade’s 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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