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Galaga AR is the arcade classic brought to the real-world, coming to iOS this year

Aliens in the real world

Galaga AR is the arcade classic brought to the real-world, coming to iOS this year
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Apple's latest Special Event wasn't exactly big on games, but it did show off Directive Games' rather lovely looking AR game Galaga AR.

A revamp of the retro classic, Galaga AR has you moving around in the real world trying to shoot down enemies and score huge points. There's also multiplayer functionality, if you happen to have some buddies with an ARKit 2 phone.

Galaga AR at the Apple Special Event

It honestly looks like a bit of silly fun, but not exactly a killer app for to sell the new iPhone XS and XS Max. Still, if you've got some mates and enough room, it could be a laugh.

Galaga AR is also just the first game in Directive's planned "AR Arcade" series, though no further titles were announced. AR Pac-Man seems like a safe bet though. Everyone loves Pac-Man.

You can expect Galaga AR to drop on the App Store later this year. We're not sure on the exact date or the pricing, but we'll let you know when we find out more.