Hipster Whale, the development team behind the uber-popular game “Crossy Road” have announced they’re expanding the franchise with a new title, “Crossy Road Castle,” coming to Apple Arcade later this year.
The developer announced the news today via a trailer for the upcoming game. The game looks to sport Crossy Road-style gameplay, but in a platform game-like castle setting. No specific release date has been announced, only that it is “coming soon.”
The original Crossy Road game was first released on iOS devices and the Apple TV in 2014, and quickly rose to the top of the gaming charts, thanks to a simple tap-based gameplay and numerous unlockable characters.
While Crossy Road is available on multiple platforms, Crossy Road Castle will be available solely on Apple devices, thanks to Apple Arcade’s mobile exclusivity restrictions, preventing the game form being available on the Android platform.
Apple Arcade Games are available on the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, although not all games make an appearance on all of those platforms. However, GameSpot says Crossy Road Castle will be available on all Apple Arcade platforms.
The new game will be available as part of the $4.99 per month Apple Arcade subscription fee, and will include no in-app purchases or additional costs. Up to 4 players can play the game collaboratively via a local connection.