This may be our very first Stranger Things version of Pokemon Go!
Next Games, more popularly known for their Walking Dead mobile titles (The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, The Walking Dead: Our World), has partnered with Netflix to bring us another location-based game. This time around it’s based on the Stranger Things series.
Next Games didn’t reveal much about the game nor did they provide a name for it. What we do know so far is that it’s a puzzle RPG that has Google Maps integration, something similar to the Niantic developed Pokemon Go and their own Walking Dead: Our World title, and that players will be traversing the Upside Down.
“We are huge fans of Stranger Things and thrilled to work together with Netflix to bring our shared vision of Stranger Things into life in a mobile game format. 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. Combined with Netflix’s second-to none ability to reach audiences across the globe, we will deploy all of our accumulated creative and technological expertise to create a game for the fans of the series all around the world.”Teemu Huuhtanen, CEO, Next Games
The game is slated for a 2020 release date and will be available on both Android and iOS. We’ll keep an eye out for further developments.