Adventure game developer Telltale is making a Stranger Things video game.
This news comes after a deal was struck between Telltale and Netflix to bring an adaptation of the former company’s Minecraft: Story Mode episodic adventure game to the streaming service. Another separate deal has been made which will see Telltale developing a Stranger Things game, which will be published for PC and consoles. This’ll be the second Stranger Things game, after the BonusXP-developed mobile action-adventure game.
The news was originally circulated as a rumor by TechRadar. Netflix then reached out to TechRadar and confirmed the news independently, after which Telltale confirmed the game’s existence themselves via Twitter. You can see the tweet here:
Separately, we're thrilled to confirm that Telltale is developing a game based on Stranger Things that we'll publish to consoles and computers at a later date. (2/3)
— Telltale Games (@telltalegames) June 13, 2018
Telltale went on to speak about their partnership with Netflix, stating that it’s something the company is “incredibly proud of, and while we don’t have anything more to share right now, we’re excited to reveal details on these projects later in the year”. Apparently, the game was originally eyed for a release alongside Stranger Things season 2 but was postponed.
There’s no word yet on exactly what form the Stranger Things video game will take. Given Telltale’s past form with intellectual properties, though, it’s safe to assume the game will be an episodic adventure game in the same vein as The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us or Game of Thrones. There’s also no concrete release window for the project, or any indication of who the protagonists might be – whether the game will focus on Will and his friends as the TV show does, or whether it’ll follow different characters.
We know slightly more about the Minecraft: Story Mode Netflix adaptation, though. It’ll take a similar form to Netflix’s other interactive properties, such as Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout, Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile. Beyond that, details are still sketchy, but Minecraft: Story Mode on Netflix definitely won’t be a straightforward TV-show-slash-movie adaptation.
Are you hyped for the Stranger Things video game? Intrigued to see what the Minecraft: Story Mode Netflix adaptation looks like? Let us know in the comments!