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Surprise! Apple Revives Its Texas Hold’em Game for iOS to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the App Store

Surprise! Apple Revives Its Texas Hold’em Game for iOS to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the App Store

In what is definitely a pleasant surprise for a Monday, Apple has revived its Texas Hold’em game for iOS. The update to the original game comes as Apple is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its iOS App Store.

The game has been redesigned to include new characters, improved graphics, improved and more challenging gameplay, and more.

Apple is promoting the new app as a refreshed version of the original, even including reviews of the original from years back. Unlike the original, this time around it requires iOS 12.

Apple’s Texas Hold’em is back! To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the App Store, we’ve brought back one of its first games, a popular classic. Originally created for iPod, then brought to iPhone, fans will love the polished redesign, featuring new characters, more challenging gameplay, and stunning graphics for the newest iPhone and iPod touch. Players will also love that it’s free to play—for the very first time.

Players can bet, bluff, and detect tells against 24 realistic opponents—or with their friends over Wi-Fi. Use all of the hints, tips, tells, and your mastery to gain access to more challenging locations with higher stakes and even bigger rewards!

Features:

– Opponents bet, bluff, and have secret tells

– Winning advances you to the next location

– Includes 10 distinctive locations—including Las Vegas, Paris, and Macau

– Bring up in-game hints, tips, statistics, and player ratings

– Texas Hold’em is entirely free-to-play, works online or off

– Play against up to 8 friends with Wi-Fi multiplayer

– Rotate between immersive first-person and top-down gameplay

– Re-designed, re-rendered, and re-built to use high-resolution graphics that look stunning

– Designed for iOS 12 and later

What’s New

Version 2.0

Apple’s Texas Hold’em is back! To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the App Store, we’ve brought back one of its first games, a popular classic. Originally created for iPod, then brought to iPhone, fans will love the polished redesign, featuring new characters, more challenging gameplay, and stunning graphics for the newest iPhone and iPod touch.

The game originally launched for the iPod back in 20016, before it landed in the App Store and on the iPhone in 2008. (The official 10th anniversary of the App Store was last year.)

Texas Hold’em features:

  • Opponents bet, bluff, and have secret tells
  • Winning advances you to the next location
  • Includes 10 distinctive locations—including Las Vegas, Paris, and Macau
  • Bring up in-game hints, tips, statistics, and player ratings
  • Texas Hold’em is entirely free-to-play, works online or off
  • Play against up to 8 friends with Wi-Fi multiplayer
  • Rotate between immersive first-person and top-down gameplay
  • Re-designed, re-rendered, and re-built to use high-resolution graphics that look stunning
  • Designed for iOS 12 and later

In addition to now requiring iOS 12, the new version is also much larger than the original, weighing in at 1.5GB in size. The game is free, and is available for the iPhone in the App Store. [GET IT HERE]

(Via 9to5Mac)

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