Netflix has been investing closely into gaming over the previous few years in its continued effort to turn into the Netflix of… nicely, every thing. Along with buying and constructing new game studios, nabbing massive identify expertise, and shifting into cloud gaming, the streamer is making a concerted effort to make the Netflix app a aggressive vacation spot for subscription-based cellular gaming. Although as of now, less than 1% of all Netflix users take benefit of the service.
That hasn’t slowed down Netflix’s dedication within the area. Throughout this 12 months’s Geeked Week digital occasion, the corporate introduced a slew of new titles coming to the Netflix cellular app in 2024.
Together with major announcements and trailer premieres for a number of of its largest upcoming sequence and films like Avatar: The Final Airbender, Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, Stranger Issues, and The Umbrella Academy, Netflix has additionally shined a highlight on a number of of its largest video games coming to the Netflix cellular app, in addition to current releases like Oxenfree II: Misplaced Alerts and Slayaway Camp 2: Netflix and Kill.
Listed here are the most important game announcements and trailers from Netflix Geeked Week 2023.
For those who’ve by no means performed Supergiant’s peerless motion roguelite earlier than — or at all times wished to play it on cellular — Netflix has you coated. An iOS model of Polygon’s 2020 game of the 12 months is coming quickly, solely to Netflix subscribers. Set in a gaudy, humorous, attractive, and mysterious model of the Underworld of Greek delusion, Hades follows Zagreus, prince of the Underworld, as he tries and tries and tries once more (and once more, and once more) to flee his father’s area. With near-infinite permutations of weapons, abilities, and boons granted by your fellow gods, Hades by no means performs the identical twice, and it’ll robotically be one of the best game in Netflix’s catalog when it arrives there.
Braid: Anniversary Version
The long-awaited anniversary version of Jonathan Blow’s time-bending puzzle platformer, which was first introduced means again in 2020, is lastly being launched in April of subsequent 12 months. If that weren’t sufficient, it’s additionally coming to the Netflix cellular app!
The Anniversary Version of the game comes with a suite of new options, together with the flexibility to modify between the previous and new graphics at will and 15 hours of developer commentary from Blow himself and Frank Cifaldi of the Video Game Historical past Basis.
Rooster Run: Eggstraction
Coming scorching on the tail (feather) of the long-awaited sequel Rooster Run: Daybreak of the Nugget, Aardman Animations has introduced Rooster Run: Eggstraction — a top-down, actual time stealth motion game set shortly after the occasions of the movie. You’ll hatch plans, assemble a crack group of rooster commandos, improvise devices, and sneak into farms as you liberate complete flocks of new recruits when the game is launched in 2024.
Demise’s Door, the isometric action-adventure game from Acid Nerve and quantity seven on our listing of one of the best video games of 2021, is coming to the Netflix cellular app. As a sword-wielding crow, you traverse the afterlife accumulating souls for the Reaping Fee Headquarters. Assume a barely simpler tackle Darkish Souls — although not that a lot simpler.
The trendy, neo-noir motion platformer Katana Zero can also be headed to Netflix cellular. You play as a katana-wielding amnesiac murderer as you hack and slash your means by means of swaths of enemies, decelerate time, and dodge lethal assault as you bob and weave your means by means of a dystopian neon-lit metropolis.
One of Netflix’s largest worldwide hits is its Spanish heist thriller, which now will get this interactive spinoff from the in-house studio Netflix Tales. Dialogue decisions and hacking minigames abound whenever you be part of the unique Cash Heist crew within the theft that began all of it — La Perla de Barcelona. Like all of the video games primarily based on Netflix’s authentic reveals and films, the Cash Heist game will stay unique to Netflix subscribers when it releases quickly, alongside spinoff sequence Berlin.
Shadow and Bone: Enter the Fold
Followers of Shadow and Bone are nonetheless ready on phrase of a doable third season of the fantasy thriller drama. However within the meantime, Netflix introduced a new narrative roleplaying game set between the occasions of season 1 and a couple of, which is accessible to play now on the Netflix cellular app. Discover the world of Grishaverse as Alina, Jesper, Sturmhond, and Normal Kirigan as you traverse the war-torn land of Ravka, meet acquainted faces, and make onerous selections in Shadow and Bone: Enter the Fold.
The Dragon Prince: Xadia
Due subsequent 12 months, The Dragon Prince: Xadia is a Diablo-style co-op motion role-playing game with hack-and-slash fight and loot galore. It’s being made at Wonderstorm, the studio chargeable for the animated fantasy sequence that’s one of the longest-running reveals on Netflix (its sixth season debuts subsequent 12 months), so it ought to seize the present’s vibe completely. This one shall be unique to Netflix on cellular at launch, however it’s getting a PC model too.