Stranger Things relaunches Puzzle Tales RPG game via Netflix

Netflix has announced the return of Stranger Things: Tales of Riddles, with the mobile role-playing game returning exclusively through Netflix Games. As part of Netflix’s Stranger Things Day celebrations, the show’s official Twitter account also posted a delightful trailer for the mobile game which is now playable on your mobile device as long as you have a Netflix account.

First released in 2021, it was announced in August that the game would become exclusive to Netflix. As a result, it was removed from the App Store and Play Store, with Netflix announcing that the game would be completely revamped. Netflix acquired the rights to the game for $72 million, which underscored a new focus on games.


In a review on the game’s official site at the time, Netflix announced, “We’ve had many exciting adventures with you around Hawkins, and later this year those adventures will be bigger than ever – because Stranger Things puzzle tales goes to Netflix exclusively at the end of 2022! In order to prepare for this move, we will be making some changes to the current live game. With this announcement, new players were unable to purchase the game. However, the new version is now accessible in the App Store.

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The game itself has now been updated to include content based on the show’s fourth season, volume 2 of which arrived on the streamer on July 1, 2022. Players must solve puzzles in order to defeat enemies . These include the terrifying Demogorgons, as well as other iconic villains. Users are challenged to “Enter the Upside Down!” with the website reading, “Do you dare venture into the depths of The Upside Down? Only the brave and strong will make it, reaping the rewards of their risk.” As players progress through the game, they can collect up to 50 variations of their favorite characters from the series. This includes an “escaped” version of Eleven, (Millie Bobby Brown), a “sheriff” Jim Hopper (David Harbor), and fans can even play as Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) in his “Scoops Troop” outfit.

Stranger Things puzzle tales becomes the third Stranger Things-related mobile game to be released on the Netflix Games platform. Stranger Things: The Game was released in October 2017. It was followed by Stranger Things 3: the gamein July 2019. The final season of stranger things isn’t expected to begin filming until 2023, so the wait could be a long one. However, with Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales, at least fans can get a fix for their favorite sci-fi horror show in the meantime.

Stay tuned to Collider in the coming months as more information will be revealed about Season 5. In the meantime, check out the trailer for Stranger Things: Tales of Riddles downstairs.

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