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Stranger Things season 3 is getting its own game

The game will be developed by BonusXP, the same developer that made the first Stranger Things game

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

A new Stranger Things game is coming and will follow the story of the upcoming season, and its first trailer was revealed during The Game Awards on Thursday night.

Stranger Things 3: The Game will be a 16-bit top-down action game that lets players take control of the series’ main cast throughout the events of the upcoming third season of the popular Netflix science fiction show. It’s not entirely clear what exactly this plot will be, with the day being saved at the end of last season, but there’s always more trouble in the town of Hawkins, Indiana, just around the corner, so there are sure to be plenty of dark creatures from the Upside Down to battle. With the show itself being a love letter to the ’80s, it’s no surprise to see that the latest game will adopt the style of games from around the same time.

This isn’t the first game in the Stranger Things universe. Just last year, developer BonusXP — also the team behind Stranger Things 3: The Game — released the original Stranger Things: The Game, another top-down game, this time on mobile platforms and based very loosely on the events of the show’s first season.

This time around, BonusXP is making things a little more complicated, as it seems players will take control of several different characters from the show, with each having special abilities and moves based on their personality.

The game didn’t come with an official release date, but it’s likely that it will be released closer to when the show’s next season debuts on Netflix sometime in 2019.

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