Amazon Luna cloud gaming adds new Games, Channels, and Features

I’ve already covered that Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service is now available on Fire tablets and Chromebooks, and that Prime members can play 4 games for free for a limited time, but there is a lot more Luna news that has just been announced. Here’s a summary of all the changes announced for Amazon Luna this week, including new games for existing channels, entirely new channels, and a new feature that lets your friends and family play for free.

Local Multiplayer Gaming …that’s Online

In the world of multiplayer and cooperative gaming, there’s the local variety, where all players are physically playing on the same device, and the online variety, where each player is on their own device connected to a central server. Luna is blending the two with the announcement of Luna Couch, which will allow local multiplayer games to be played without needing to be physically located together.

Any game available through Luna that offers local multiplayer is compatible with the new feature. You just launch a multiplayer game and are given a code. You give that code to another person to enter on their end and the two of you can play together, from two different devices, regardless of where you are located. The best part is that only the person starting the game needs to be subscribed to Luna. The players receiving the code can join the game for free without needing to subscribe.

New Luna Family Channel

For those of you unaware, Luna uses a channel subscription model. Instead of buying or renting individual games, you pay a monthly fee based on which channel or channels you subscribe to. Each channel subscription gives you access to play a set of games as much as you want. Amazon Luna launched with 2 channels; a Luna+ Channel that now includes 95 games for $5.99 per month and a Ubisoft+ Channel that includes 30 games for $14.99 per month.

Amazon has just announced a third Luna channel called the Family Channel. It includes 35 games, all of which have an ESRB rating of E (Everyone) or E10+ (Everyone 10+), and costs $2.99 per month. Like the other channels, the Family Channel is available with a 7-day free trial. Many games feature local co-op multiplayer so that parents and kids can play together. If you don’t have a Fire TV or Fire tablet, you will still need a Luna invitation to play. I’ll include a full list of all games on each of the 3 Luna channels at the end of this article.

New Ubisoft+ Channel Games & Price Increase

The Ubisoft+ Channel currently costs $14.99 per month and has grown to include 30 games from Ubisoft’s library. On September 30, the price will be increasing to $17.99 per month. Current subscribers and those that subscribe before the price increases will be grandfathered in and continue to pay $14.99 for as long as they don’t cancel their subscription.

Ubisoft has announced that 3 upcoming new games will be made available on the Ubisoft+ Channel on the same day that they are released to the world. The games are Far Cry 6, which launches on October 7, Rider’s Republic, which launches on October 28, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction, which launches in January 2022.

New Luna+ Channel Games

The Luna+ Channel has added two new games. The new games are Mega Man 11 and the multiplayer online battle arena game SMITE – Battleground of the Gods

Upcoming Retro Game Channel

Amazon has announced that a new retro-gaming Luna channel will be launching soon. The channel is said to include arcade-style games from Atari, SNK, and other publishers. The only games known to be included so far are Another World, Dragon’s Lair, and King of Fighters. A price and release date has not been announced.

List of all Luna Games and Channels

Luna+ Channel Games ($5.99/month)

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • ABZÛ
  • AO Tennis 2
  • Atomik: RunGunJumpGun
  • Blasphemous
  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  • Blazing Chrome
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling
  • Call of the Sea
  • Castlevania Anniversary Collection
  • Contra Anniversary Collection
  • Control
  • Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?!
  • CrossCode
  • Deponia Doomsday
  • Dice Legacy
  • DiRT 5
  • DiRT Rally 2.0
  • Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes
  • Edna & Harvey: The Breakout—Anniversary Edition
  • Everspace
  • Furi
  • Ghost of a Tale
  • Ghostrunner
  • GRID
  • Hard Reset Redux
  • Iconoclasts
  • Indivisible
  • Infinite Minigolf
  • Katamari Damacy REROLL
  • Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth
  • Killer Queen Black
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Lumines Remastered
  • Mega Man 11
  • Metro Exodus
  • Mighty Switch Force! Collection
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • Moving Out
  • Narita Boy
  • No More Heroes
  • No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
  • Obduction
  • Observer: System Redux
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Panzer Dragoon Remake
  • Paper Beast—Folded Edition
  • R-Type Dimensions EX
  • RAD
  • Redout
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Rez Infinite
  • RIDE 4
  • RiME
  • River City Girls
  • Rogue Heros: Ruins of Tasos
  • Saints Row: The Third Remastered
  • Shadow Tactics
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
  • Shantae: Risky’s Revenge
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition
  • SMITE
  • Sonic Mania Plus
  • Star Wars Pinball
  • Steamworld Dig
  • Steamworld Dig 2
  • Steamworld Heist
  • Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
  • Super Mega Baseball 3
  • Tacoma
  • Tangledeep
  • Team Sonic Racing
  • Tennis World Tour 2
  • The Falconeer
  • The Falconeer: Edge of the World
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV
  • The Mummy Demastered
  • The Sexy Brutale
  • The Surge
  • The Surge 2
  • The Wonderful 101: Remastered
  • Thimbleweed Park
  • Two Point Hospital
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late [cl-r]
  • Valfaris
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4: Complete Edition
  • Victor Vran
  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
  • Yakuza 0
  • Yoku’s Island Express
  • Yooka-Laylee
  • Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa

Family Channel Games ($2.99/month)

  • Beach Buggy Racing 2: Hot Wheels Edition
  • Bee Simulator
  • Bridge Constructor Portal
  • Buildings Have Feelings Too!
  • Death Squared
  • DreamWorks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders
  • El Hijo — A Wild West Tale
  • Garfield Kart — Furious Racing
  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
  • Melbits World
  • Momonga Pinball Adventures
  • Monster Truck Championship: Rebel Hunter Edition
  • Overcooked!
  • PictoQuest
  • Pile Up! Box by Box
  • Race The Sun
  • Skelittle: A Giant Party!!
  • Smoots Summer Games
  • Smoots World Cup Tennis
  • Snake Pass
  • Space Otter Charlie
  • Sparklite
  • Spirit of the North
  • Spitlings
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom — Rehydrated
  • Summer Paws
  • Super Kickers League Ultimate
  • Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings
  • The Adventure Pals
  • Tracks — Toybox Edition
  • TRANSFORMERS: BATTLEGROUNDS
  • Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia
  • Tumblestone
  • Urban Trial Playground
  • Wandersong
  • Yono and the Celestial Elephants

Ubisoft+ Channel Games ($14.99/month, increasing to $17.99/month after 9/30)

  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris
  • Child of Light
  • Far Cry 2
  • Far Cry 4
  • Far Cry 5
  • Far Cry New Dawn
  • Far Cry Primal
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising
  • Monopoly PLUS
  • Scott Pilgrim
  • Starlink
  • Steep
  • The Crew
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  • Ghost Recon Wildlands
  • Rainbow 6 Siege
  • The Division
  • The Division 2
  • Trials Fusion
  • Trials Rising
  • UNO: Ultimate Edition
  • Watch Dogs
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Watch Dogs Legion: Bloodline

One comment
  1. TechyChris says:

    Great article Elias, I had forgotten about Luna. How smooth is Luna game play on Fire Tv’s ? (specifically Gen 2 Cube )
    As an alternative, for those that may not be aware, STEAM Client works excellent with newer model Fire Tv’s. (must be Sideloaded) I use it on my Gen 2 Cube and it functions nearly as well as a console system, with one major difference: STEAM is completely FREE. Besides the free games Steam offers, if you follow the right Subreddits you can claim 1-2 games per week for free. I’ve been using Steam for almost 2 years and have collected 190 games (most are Well Known AAA console quality) and I haven’t paid a penny. Steam doesn’t even have my payment info on file, it’s not required.

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