Supergiant Games’ mythological dungeon crawler is heading to the Netflix app
Netflix has invested heavily in games over the past few years as part of its ongoing efforts to become the Netflix of… well, everything. In addition to acquiring and building new game studios, attracting top talent and moving into cloud gaming, the streamer is making a concerted effort to make the Netflix app a competitive destination for mobile gaming by subscription. But currently, less than 1% of all Netflix users enjoy the service.
This has not slowed Netflix’s determination in this area. During this year’s Geeked Week virtual event, the company announced a slew of new titles coming to the Netflix mobile app in 2024.
Along with major announcements and first trailers for many of its biggest upcoming series and films like Avatar: The Last Airbender, Scott Pilgrim takes off, Stranger ThingsAnd The Umbrella AcademyNetflix also highlighted several of its biggest games coming to the Netflix mobile app, as well as recent releases like Oxenfree II: lost signals And Slayaway Camp 2: Netflix and Kill.
Here are the biggest game announcements and trailers from Netflix Geeked Week 2023.
If you’ve never played Supergiant’s peerless action roguelite before – or if you’ve always wanted to play it on mobile – Netflix has you covered. An iOS version of Polygon’s 2020 Game of the Year will soon be available, exclusively for Netflix subscribers. Set in a garish, funny, sexy and mysterious version of the underworld of Greek myth, Hades follows Zagreus, prince of the Underworld, as he tries and tries and tries again (and again and again) to escape his father’s domain. With almost endless permutations of weapons, skills and boons granted by your fellow gods, Hades never plays the same way twice, and it will automatically be the best game in Netflix’s catalog when it gets there.
Braid: anniversary edition
The long-awaited anniversary edition of Jonathan Blow’s puzzle platformer, which was first announced path in 2020, will finally be released in April next year. If that wasn’t enough, it’s also coming to the Netflix mobile app!
The Anniversary Edition of the game includes a suite of new features, including the ability to switch between old and new graphics at will and 15 hours of developer commentary from Blow himself and Frank Cifaldi of the Video Game History Foundation.
Chicken coop: egg extraction
Coming hot on the tail (feather) of the long-awaited sequel Chicken Run: Dawn of the NuggetAardman Animations announced Chicken coop: egg extraction – a real-time, top-down stealth action game set shortly after the events of the film. You’ll hatch plans, build an elite team of chicken commandos, improvise gadgets, and sneak into farms while unleashing entire flocks of new recruits when the game releases in 2024.
Death’s door, Acid Nerve’s isometric action-adventure game and number seven on our list of the best games of 2021, is coming to the Netflix mobile app. As a sword-wielding raven, you travel the afterlife collecting souls for the Reaping Commission headquarters. Think of a slightly easier grip Dark souls – but not that much easier.
The stylish, neo-noir action platformer Katana Zero is also heading to Netflix mobile. You play as an amnesiac, katana-wielding assassin as you fight your way through swathes of enemies, slowing down time and dodging deadly attacks as you fight your way through a neon-lit dystopian metropolis.
One of Netflix’s biggest international hits is its Spanish thriller, which now benefits from this interactive spin-off from in-house studio Netflix Stories. Dialogue choices and hacking mini-games abound when you join the original Money theft the crew of the flight that started it all: La Perla de Barcelona. Like all games based on Netflix original series and films, the Money theft the game will remain exclusive to Netflix subscribers upon its upcoming release, alongside spin-off series Berlin.
Shadow and Bone: Enter the Fold
Fans of Shadow and bones are still waiting for news of a possible third season of the fantasy-mystery drama. But in the meantime, Netflix has announced a new narrative role-playing game set between the events of seasons 1 and 2, which is now available on the Netflix mobile app. Explore the world of Grishaverse as Alina, Jesper, Sturmhond and General Kirigan as you traverse the war-torn country of Ravka, encounter familiar faces and make difficult decisions in Shadow and Bone: Enter the Fold.
The Dragon Prince: Xadia
To be returned next year, The Dragon Prince: Xadia is a Diablo-style cooperative action role-playing game with hack-and-slash combat and loot galore. It’s made at Wonderstorm, the studio responsible for the fantasy animated series that’s one of the longest-running shows on Netflix (its sixth season debuts next year), so it should perfectly capture the feel of the series. This will be exclusive to Netflix on mobile at launch, but it will also have a PC version.