Jetpack Joyride 2 – the sequel to developer Halfbrick Studios’ enormously fulfilling (and massively profitable) 2011 limitless side-scrolling cell shooter – has lastly resurfaced and can launch as an Apple Arcade unique on nineteenth August.
Halfbrick – additionally the studio chargeable for cell basic Fruit Ninja – initially introduced an iOS and Android sequel to Jetpack Joyride again in February 2021, with an accompanying trailer suggesting some very acquainted motion, albeit with a barely slicker new HD artwork type.
That announcement was accompanied by a restricted launch in choose territories, however Halfbrick all of a sudden pulled the sport from Google Play and the iOS App Retailer in March this 12 months, saying it had “entered a brand new closed section of growth for an indefinite interval”.
Following right this moment’s affirmation of an Apple Arcade launch later this month, Halfbrick’s transfer now makes much more sense, significantly because the previously free-to-play sport may have wanted to be retooled to accommodate Apple Arcade’s zero microtransaction coverage.
Jetpack Joyride 2 involves the Apple Arcade subscription service on nineteenth August alongside three different titles: Konami’s Wonderful Bomberman, Outfit7 Restricted’s My Speaking Tom+, and Alike Studio’s Love You to Bits+.