“We are excited to be partnering with Next Games out of Helsinki, Finland, who have crafted this RPG/Puzzle hybrid game that has location-based technology, meaning that no matter where you are at in the world, you can fight and battle against The Upside Down, even in your own backyard,” said Chris Lee, Netflix’s director of interactive games. “They’ve developed this amazing 80s, retro, Saturday morning cartoon art style that we’ve absolutely fallen in love with.”
This mobile game is separate from Stranger Things 3: The Game, which was announced in December 2018 – this is coming to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile devices on July 4, 2019. Today’s panel, hosted by IGN’s own Lucy O’Brien, was all about how Netflix is adapting its original content into video games. During yesterday’s E3 2019 Nintendo Direct, Netflix announced The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, a game based on the Dark Crystal series Netflix is adapting from the Jim Henson classic.
For more on IGN’s E3 coverage, stay tuned to IGN’s E3 2019 hub. Be sure to also check out the list of confirmed E3 2019 games, as well as the list of games that won’t be at E3 2019.
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