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Netflix shows off Sonic Prime and an impressive lineup of indie games

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This week, Netflix released a series of announcements as part of Geeked Week. Taken in the flurry of revelations from the sandmanThe Umbrella Academy season 3, A pieceand more was a handful of announcements about the platform’s slow-growing game and game-adjacent offerings.

Netflix showed a short teaser for cup season 2 ahead of its August premiere, featuring more of Ms. Chalice (voiced by Gray DeLisle), making her brief debut near the end of the first season. Reaching Netflix in August is also the third season of DOTA: Dragon’s Blood Tekkenthe fighting game that loves to throw kids off cliffs is also getting its own anime, Tekken: Bloodline

in anticipation Sonic Origins later this June and Sonic Limits at a vaguely later date in 2022, Netflix debuted a short clip from its latest hedgehog-based show, Sonic Prime

Another game-based animated series in development is: Castlevania: Nocturnewho will follow Richter Belmont.

In the games department, Netflix is ​​single-handedly heralding the return of licensed games with various titles based on its shows. There is a The Queen’s Gambit chess, a Shadow and Bone RPG, a La Casa de Papel robbery adventure, and a Too hot to handle game that looks like it’s one of those “choose your own adventure” soap opera-y games in which a pregnant woman has to choose between stabbing her cheating ex or forgiving him.

Last year, Riot’s rhythm platformer Hextech Mayhem made its mobile debut exclusively on Netflix, and now the streaming service is adding several games from respected indie publisher Devolver Digital. Reigns: Three Kingdoms is a card game that allows players to choose the fate of Three Kingdoms-era China by swiping left or right on cards that present unique situations, choices, and fateful encounters with historical figures. spirit sailorthe “fun game about death” who made everyone cry in 2020 is also coming to Netflix, along with the delicious Raji: an ancient epicNetflix announced that pointpya vertical climber from the maker of Downwell and published by Devolver Digital, is now available.

Desta: the memories between is a turn-based strategy game set in dreams and memories, from the creators of Monument Valley

happy luna, from Alto’s adventure and Skate City developer Snowman, will also be added to the streaming service soon.

With these games, Netflix is ​​slowly expanding its offering beyond dinky mobile games – it plans to have 50 available by the end of the year – and could be a serious platform for indies looking to expand into the mobile market. It seems like it takes a gaming platform really seriously.


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