Helsinki-based developer Next Games is teaming up with Netflix to make a new Stranger Things game for mobile that should feel very familiar to fans of Niantic’s Pokémon Go.

Simply titled Stranger Things, this upcoming release will be a location-based puzzle RPG with graphics inspired by cartoons of the 80s. Players will have the ability to explore the Upside Down – a fictional realm from the TV series – and team up with one another to fend off the emerging evils. The game will also integrate with Google Maps, allowing players to experience everything in their own neighborhood with friends.

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A new Stranger Things mobile game will be coming next year from developer Next Games

“Our core focus will be to deliver on Stranger Things’ rich and intense themes like friendship and supernatural adventure, and translate these into snack-sized entertainment on your mobile device,” Teemu Huuhtanen, CEO of Next Games, said in a press release. “Combined with Netflix’s second-to none ability to reach audiences across the globe, we will deploy all of our accumulated creative and technological expertise to create a game for the fans of the series all around the world.”

This is reportedly a part of Netflix’s ongoing effort to get into the video game industry. In the past several months, it has introduced several games related to its original programming. As we reported before, the company announced “Stranger Things 3: The Game” back in December 2018, which is a new adventure game with a pixelated art style for PC and consoles. The release of this game is set for July 4th, lining up with the 3rd season of the TV series.

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You'll be able to explore the world of Stranger Things with friends

Alongside Pokémon Go maker Niantic, Next Games is one of the pioneers in making licensed, location-based games. The team was also responsible for The Walking Dead: Our World, another game adaptation of a popular TV show that utilizes Google Maps to generate location-based in-game objectives.

The new Stranger Things from Next Games is planned to come out next year for both Android and iOS, and it will be completely separate from previous Stranger Things games.