Amazon Luna finally came out swinging the past couple of days with some great news. They have expanded their library with more games, new channels and more devices to play on plus new ways to play with Luna Couch. The disappointing news is that the service is still locked to the US only. Read on to find out more about each.
New on Luna +
The Luna + channel now includes more than 95 games thanks to some new additions this week. SMITE, Mega Man 11 & Dice Legacy have all recently been added in addition to other great games like Control, DiRT 5, Saints Row the Third Remastered, Yakuza 0 and many more.
The Luna + channel is available for $5.99 per month (early access pricing). You can check out the full library of games here.
New Family Channel
The Family Channel offers current subscribers access to more than 35 games that are fun for the whole family.
Here is a comprehensive list of all the games available on the Family Channel;
Beach Buggy Racing 2: Hot Wheels Edition
Bridge Constructor Portal
Buildings Have Feelings Too!
DreamWorks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders
El Hijo — A Wild West Tale
Garfield Kart — Furious Racing
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
Momonga Pinball Adventures
Monster Truck Championship: Rebel Hunter Edition
Pile Up! Box by Box
Race The Sun
Skelittle: A Giant Party!!
Smoots Summer Games
Smoots World Cup Tennis
Space Otter Charlie
Spirit of the North
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom — Rehydrated
Super Kickers League Ultimate
Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings
The Adventure Pals
Tracks — Toybox Edition
Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia
Urban Trial Playground
Yono and the Celestial Elephants
The Family Channel is available for $2.99 per month and I believe since they don't specify this as an early access price that it will remain so for a good while. Unless they add a ton more games down the road, then we may see a price increase.
New Retro Gaming Channel Coming Soon
Luna will add a new retro-gaming focused channel soon featuring beloved classic, arcade-style games from publishers like Atari, SNK, and more. Channel subscribers will get to relive classics like Another World, Dragon’s Lair, King of Fighters, and many more. Stay tuned to find out more about this when it arrives.
Ubisoft + Updates
The Ubisoft + Channel on Luna now offers unlimited access to 30 of Ubisoft's most popular games including Assassins Creed: Valhalla, Immortals Fenyx Rising, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Rainbow Six Siege along with franchise favourites like Ghost Recon and The Division.
Subscribers of both Ubisoft + and Luna can look forward to playing Far Cry 6 (October 7) and Riders Republic (October 28) as soon as they release. Ubisoft + gives you access to the all singing all dancing ultimate editions of these games.
Luna customers that subscribe to Ubisoft+ by September 29 can lock in the current $14.99 a month beta price as part of the Ubisoft+ Founder’s pricing promotion (unless customer cancels or changes subscription). On September 30, the price will increase to $17.99 per month for new subscriptions.
Luna Couch Gives us a New Way to Play
With Luna Couch, you can play titles such as Team Sonic Racing and Overcooked 2 - and any other local cooperative and multiplayer games - without needing to be physically located together for a gaming session.
You can invite friends to Luna Couch and the best part of this is they don't even need to be a Luna subscriber to join your game!
Just start a Luna Couch session, create a session code and share with other players and they’re in. To enter a Luna Couch code, open Luna on a supported device, enter the code and join. You can also visit https://www.amazon.com/lunacouch to enter the code on PC or Mac on a Chrome browser.
Luna Goes Prime
For the next seven days (9/9–9/15) Amazon Prime members in the mainland U.S. can play four games on Luna for free, including Resident Evil 7 biohazard Gold Edition, Metro Exodus, Katamari DamacyREROLL, and Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom.
Prime members will not need to request an Amazon Luna early access invitation to participate and can instantly start their free seven-day trial to the Luna+ channel after trying out the games. Prime members, who are not subscribed to Luna+ can play the four free Luna games within Luna or by visiting amazon.com/luna/ starting today.
Luna Expands to More Devices
Amazon has ushered in a new gaming bundle for Fire TV. The bundle features the brand new Fire TV Stick 4K Max and the Luna Controller with Cloud Direct technology for the limited time discounted price of $99.
The new Fire TV Stick 4K Max is 40% more powerful than the previous generation Fire TV stick and now supports Wi-Fi 6, offering an auto low latency mode to support better cloud gaming experiences.
Luna now offers Fire tablet gaming bundles, which include the Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet and Luna Controller for the limited time discounted price of $156 or the Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet and Luna Controller for the limited time discounted price of $116. Luna Controllers are also available at a limited-time discounted price at amazon.com/LunaController.
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