Gather your friends, stockpile some Eggos, and get ready to play through the events of Stranger Things’ third season from your Nintendo Switch beginning this July.
Stranger Things 3: The Game was on display during today’s Nindies Direct stream, and finally given a concrete release date of July 4. While previously revealed at the 2018 Game Awards in December – and slated to appear on “all platforms”, including the Nintendo Switch – it was unclear precisely when this would occur.
At the time, there were very few additional details available on the latest instalment in the Stranger Things video game series, outside of a short teaser trailer revealing 16-bit arcade-style graphics. Aside from the isometric orientation, the game’s appearance is similar to the original Stranger Things: The Game mobile title loosely based on the show’s first season.
However, we now know the game – developed by BonusXP, in partnership with Netflix – will allow you to play as 12 different main characters from the show, adventuring through numerous events from the upcoming season, and even utilizing full local co-op (the Switch’s bread and butter).
The convergence of television and videogames seems to be a major focus for Netflix recently – with the availability of content like Bandersnatch and Minecraft: Story Mode – and fans definitely seem to be on board with these immersive experiences. Playing through the new season of Stranger Things on your Switch while simultaneously watching the episodes will definitely appeal to many fans looking for a more multi-faceted experience.
Are you a fan of Stranger Things? Do you plan to play through the new game while watching season 3, or will you watch the show first to avoid spoilers? Let us know in the comments below.