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Embark to the Upside Down with Telltale Games’ ‘Stranger Things’ Game

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Fans of the 80’s, thrillers, and sci-fi found their perfect binge series when Netflix released its original series Stranger Things, a show that seemed to nail the art of emulating what made 80’s sci-fi so endearing and fun.

Stranger Things returned with a second season last year, once again engulfing and ensnaring audiences in the realm of the “upside down”.

To help promote the second season’s release, Netflix teamed up with mobile-game developers, BonusXP, to produce Stranger Things: The Game. Now, Netflix will be looking to publish on the console and PC front of gaming with their new game developed by Telltale Games.

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TechRadar reports Netflix and Telltale Games will be releasing a Stranger Things video game based on the series.

Telltale Games is familiar with adapting shows to video games after they teamed up with HBO to release Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series and AMC for The Walking Dead (season 1, 2, and 3).

For those unfamiliar, Telltale Games specializes in “choose your own adventure” narrative focused titles, centered around how the story unfolds based on your  actions and choices dialogue sequences towards the characters and environments. Other titles the developer has released include The Wolf Amongst Us, Batman: The Telltale Series, and Tales From the Borderlands.

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Netflix has given Telltale Games the rights to use the property’s title in order to develop a game, which is being done to promote the third season (aimed to try and release in 2019, reports Variety).

Often with Telltale Games for show adaptations, they will introduce original characters you will play as, which will interact with characters from the initial series.

While it would be preferred by dedicated fans to play as their favorite characters, Telltale Games has proven their competence at writing in well-rounded and likable characters into their game adaptions of shows.

Neither Netflix or Telltale have disclosed a release date for the game, but it is set to release on all consoles as well as PC.

For more on sci-fi and horror related gaming, you should check out our article covering the announcement of Friday the 13th‘s single player DLC missions!

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