Netflix to launch TV present ‘Stranger Issues’ online game

Netflix on Wednesday made its first formal look on the annual Digital Leisure Expo, showcasing plans for video video games primarily based on hit unique exhibits corresponding to Stranger Issues.

The streaming tv powerhouse is trying to develop its unique exhibits into different media, and the concept for a Stranger Issues online game sprang up after its profitable first season, Netflix director of interactive gaming Chris Lee mentioned throughout a panel dialogue on the premier trade gathering often called E3.

“It was like music to my ears,” Lee mentioned. “We are literally hoping to convey folks into our franchises via video games.”

A free Stranger Issues cellular sport was launched in late 2017 earlier than the second season of the supernatural thriller sequence.

 

A Stranger Issues 3 online game tailor-made for play on PlayStation, Change, and Xbox consoles in addition to private computer systems is ready for launch on July four as a obtain priced at $19.99.

Netflix this yr will even launch an eponymous turn-based technique sport spinning of an unique The Darkish Crystal: Age of Resistance tv sequence primarily based on a darkish puppet animated movie from 1982 directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz.

Netflix partnered with online game developer BonusXP and the Henson Firm on the challenge.

“The Darkish Crystal is certainly one of my favourite fantasy movies of all time, so it was a bucket-list merchandise for me to be a part of this sport,” mentioned BonusXP president Dave Pottinger.

“The problem with Darkish Crystal resides as much as 30 years of fandom and the expectation that comes with that.”

Stranger Issues writers are avid gamers, as are the present’s characters and lots of of its followers, so a full-blown title constructing on adventures within the sequence was a pure match, in line with present author Paul Dichter.

The sport goals to remain true to the unique horror fiction sequence whereas including further content material to the storyline.

“One of many enjoyable elements of taking one thing so critical as Stranger Issues and turning it right into a sport is we get to latch onto levity and benefit from these moments,” Pottinger mentioned, noting that one of many sport character’s combating expertise options hair spray.

Lee revealed {that a} new Stranger Issues role-playing puzzle sport for cellular gadgets can be launched subsequent yr, and that Netflix is working with Ubisoft, Roblox and Conduct Interactive on video games extending characters and worlds from unique exhibits.

He joked that as a lot as Netflix loves its in style Black Mirror sequence portraying disturbingly darkish outcomes of know-how, it has no plans within the works for something primarily based on the brand new episode Placing Vipers—the story of which revolves round two pals who’ve sexual encounters in a digital sport world.

Lee did reveal, although, that Stranger Issues can be popping up in Fortnite on the heels of an ‘easter egg’ just lately noticed within the battle royale online game sensation.

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