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Netflix had its first-ever keynote at gaming trade’s greatest occasion, E3, on Wednesday, and it took the time to announce a brand new free-to-play Stranger Things cell sport, which shall be a “location-based RPG / puzzler”. If that sounds a bit like Pokemon Go, you would be proper. With the Stranger Things cell sport, gamers will be capable to discover The Upside Down — the alternate dimension that exists in parallel to the human world on the Netflix present — wherever they dwell and “work with fellow fans to fight back its emerging evils.” Netflix is working with Finnish developer Next Games on the Stranger Things sport, which shall be out in 2020 on Android and iOS.
“Our core focus will be to deliver on Stranger Things’ rich and intense themes like friendship and supernatural adventure, and translate these into snack-sized entertainment on your mobile device,” Next Games CEO Teemu Huuhtanen stated in a ready assertion. In its announcement, Next Games added the Stranger Things cell sport — which shall be “in the style of an 80’s Saturday morning cartoon” — will use Google Maps integration to permit the collection’ followers to play all over the world, which additional doubles down on the Pokemon Go similarities.
Next Games has historical past in making location-based, licensed video games. It has beforehand completed so with The Walking Dead: Our World, an augmented actuality (AR) sport wherein followers can battle zombies “on the streets, in the park, [or] on your sofa.” But it is significantly much less recognized than Pokemon Go developer Niantic, which exploded onto the scene because of that very title, and has an analogous upcoming location-based AR title in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
The new Stranger Things cell sport is separate from Stranger Things three: The Game, the beat ‘em up title that’s out the identical day as Stranger Things season three: July four.