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Here are the games coming to the new Apple TV (pictures)

Apple has announced a new Apple TV, and gaming is going to be a key component of its appeal. Here is a taste of the games you can expect.

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Crossy Road

When the new Apple TV debuts later in 2015, it'll be packing a slew of exclusive games and features designed to entice console gamers into the Apple  fold.

We'll start with Apple Design Award-winning Crossy Road: this modern take on Frogger sees you controlling a critter as it scurries across busy streets. The Apple TV gets an exclusive multiplayer mode, so you can help (or hinder) your animal pals.

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Beat Sports

Beat Sports is developed by Harmonix, the creators of Rock Band. It's a rhythm game that taps into the spirit of Wii Sports: swing the Apple TV remote to swing the bat, and use the trackpad to scoot your athlete around.

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Guitar Hero

We didn't get to see Guitar Hero in action, but we were told that the resurrected rhythm game series would be making its way to the Apple TV.

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Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity is making the jump to the Apple TV too -- we got a very brief look of Disney's take on "Star Wars."

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Galaxy on Fire

Popular space exploration and combat game Galaxy on Fire will make an iOS debut.

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Rayman Adventures

The Rayman series has evolved into a frenetic, rhythm-heavy series, and the game's Apple TV incarnation shouldn't disappoint.

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Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne (see our review) has appeared on just about every platform under the sun, and the premise remains the same: drive supercars very, very fast. You can expect to spend as much time above the road as you do on it.

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Shadowmatic

This clever puzzle game sees you adjusting objects that hover in midair to form intricate shapes in the shadows.

Please note: this screenshot is from the Apple App Store, of the iPad version. See our review of Shadowmatic for iOS.

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