To coincide with the highly-anticipated launch of the third season of Stranger Things on Netflix, Stranger Things 3: The Game has also been released. Available now on Nintendo Switch, the new title is the official companion game to the hit original series.
The Game Itself
Out July 4th and developed by BonusXP (Dark Crystal Tactics developer), it’s a very Super Nintendo-styled action RPG with split-screen local co-op. Perhaps not quite the same ’80s nostalgia as the show, but it doesn’t look half bad, and the BonusXP claim it covers most of the third series’s story.
The trailer for Stranger Things 3: The Game (which sounds weird considering that this is actually the first Stranger Things game on console and PC) is now available and gives us a pretty solid idea of what we will see in the game.
Interesting to mention, the game is party-based even if you’re playing solo. There’s a total of 12 characters available, although they seem to have equalised the power between them a bit. You can switch what character is in the lead, and an AI controlled buddy will occasionally lend some support, although from what I’ve seen so far, they don’t really carry their weight. Of course, crappy partner AI is also retro authentic, even if some of the fine details are off.
Stranger Things 3: The Game can be bought now on Steam for £15.85/€17.96/$19.99.