"Ultimate Rivals" Sports Game Franchise Now Available On Apple Arcade Apple has announced the launch of “Ultimate Rivals” from Bit Fry Game Studios, Inc., a new sports game franchise that brings together athletes across hockey, basketball, football, baseball and soccer into a single officially licensed video game, a first in sports and gaming. The game is now playable on Apple Arcade.
In “Ultimate Rivals: The Rink,” players will able to choose from more than 50 superstar athletes to participate in competitive two-on-two hockey games. For example, players may pair Alex Ovechkin and Alex Morgan against De’Aaron Fox and Jose Altuve or Skylar Diggins-Smith and Wayne Gretzky. Different combinations of heroes unlock unique ways to play and win against AI or other players in online multiplayer games. On the ice, the action is driven by the quick reflexes of the players and brought to life with stylized visuals and immersive FX sound.
“With Apple Arcade, we are committed to delivering a curated catalog where every title offers players a new, innovative experience that pushes the boundaries of what a game can be. The ‘Ultimate Rivals’ franchise does just that,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “‘Ultimate Rivals: The Rink’ is a great new addition to Apple Arcade and we are excited for everyone to try it out.”
Additional athletes will be added over time to ensure long-term depth in the game. Short session games with the arcade rules increase the accessibility of the game while offering profound fun and expertise with the best chance for the skilled players to win. Players can enjoy online multiplayer or single-player matches against AI opponents using touch controls or Bluetooth-connected console controllers.
“Ultimate Rivals” incorporates NHL, NBA, NFL Players Association (NFLPA), MLB, WNBA and US Women’s National Soccer Team Players Association (USWNTPA) licensed athletes and retired legends eg Wayne Gretzky.
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