E3: Netflix Exec Reveals Character Details for 'Stranger Things' Game, Teases Mobile Content
Ready to become immersed in the world of Stranger Things? The time has come.
E3 on Wednesday featured a panel titled "Bringing Your Favorite Shows to Life: Developing Netflix Originals Into Video Games," where the streaming platform shared details of its plans for popular shows to debut as interactive experiences.
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Among the program of upcoming titles, Stranger Things 3: The Game was highlighted, described by Netflix as "an adventure game that blends a distinctively retro art style with modern gameplay mechanics to deliver nostalgic fun with a fresh new twist." Playing as a character from the show, the user will be tasked with solving puzzles and battling the Mind Flayer.
Two characters from the game, developed by studio BonusXP, were revealed at the panel: Max, who will exhibit karate kicks and the ability to add fire damage to those kicks; and Eleven, described by Chris Lee, director of interactive games at Netflix, as "the most powerful character in the game" — she will have psychic push power.
The game is set to launch July 4 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and other consoles. A mobile Stranger Things hybrid RPG/puzzle game, a collaboration with Helsinki-based Next Games, was also announced for next year.
Without going into any details, Lee also mentioned that more Stranger Things content will be coming to Fortnite in the near future.
Netflix show The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is also set to become a "turn-based tactics" game that challenges fans to recruit an army and act as its commander in a series of campaign battles. The show, based on the 1982 Jim Henson film, premieres Aug. 30, while the game is set to launch later this year on various consoles.
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