Telltale trades Minecraft for Stranger Things in newly announced Netflix partnership

An adaptation of Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode will be coming to Netflix this fall, the studio announced at E3 2018. This partnership will also see Telltale develop and publish a Stranger Things game.

TechRadar first reported the news, which was then confirmed by both parties. While very few details have been confirmed on the Stranger Things game, apart from the fact it’s coming to both consoles and PC, Netflix shared a bit more on Minecraft: Story Mode. It will be a “licensed five-episode interactive narratives series,” the firm told TechRadar, adding: “It’s an extension of our other interactive stories we have on our service like Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout, Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile.”

Netflix also clarified its intention as TechRadar first reported the firm was getting into streaming games: “We don’t have any plans to get into gaming. There’s a broad spectrum of entertainment available today. Games have become increasingly cinematic, but we view this as interactive narrative storytelling on our service."

On Twitter, Telltale commented: “We’re delighted by the response we’re seeing to the idea of Minecraft: Story Mode coming to Netflix in the fall as an interactive adventure. Separately, we’re thrilled to confirm that Telltale is developing a game based on Stranger Things that we’ll publish to consoles and computers at a later date. Our partnership with Netflix is something we’re incredibly proud of, and while we don’t have anything more to share right now, we’re excited to reveal details on these projects later in the year.”

About Marie Dealessandri

Marie Dealessandri is MCV’s former senior staff writer. After testing the waters of the film industry in France and being a radio host and reporter in Canada, she settled for the games industry in London in 2015. She can be found (very) occasionally tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate, Hollow Knight and the Dead Cells soundtrack.

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