Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Telltale Announces Stranger Things Game

Telltale Announces Stranger Things Game

In addition, Netflix is working with the game company Telltale to create a game set in the world of "Stranger Things".

While Minecraft: Story Mode will indeed be the first game from Telltale to launch on Netflix in an adapted form, it now appears as though Stranger Things will not be an interactive experience but rather a new Telltale series. "It's an extension of other interactive adventures we have on our service like 'Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout, ' 'Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale, ' and 'Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile'".

The company then confirmed that they are now developing a game based on Stranger Things - though wider details about the game are still scarce at the moment, with console compatibility and release dates yet to be confirmed.

According to a TechRadar report citing anonymous sources (that's your cue to bust out your grains of salt), Netflix has partnered with Telltale Games, and will add Minecraft: Story Mode to its service soon - potentially even as early as this year. "There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today", the company explained.

Update, 3:45PM ET: Telltale has confirmed its new partnership with Netflix as well as a forthcoming Stranger Things game for consoles and PCs.

"We can confirm Minecraft: Story Mode is a licensed 5-episode interactive narrative series coming to our service this fall", Netflix said in a statement.

"We don't have any plans to get into gaming. Games have become increasingly cinematic, but we view this as interactive narrative storytelling on our service", they explained. TechRadar also speculates that as a result, certain battle sequences that are present in other versions of the game may be scrapped from the Netflix variant, with other similar modifications necessary for games to work without trouble with, say, televisions. And Netflix does use video games to drive awareness of its brand and content.

The alleged joint partnership between Telltale and Netflix raises some eyebrows considering Telltale has an existing partnership with HBO - yet another prime rival of Netflix.

Around the same time, Netflix also collaborated with Hasbro on no less than three board games, including Monopoly, a Ouija board, and Eleven's Eggo card game.

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