Okay, here’s one we didn’t expect. There’s a new Stranger Things spinoff coming, in the form of a Virtual Reality game, and we’re not going to follow the good stuff this time. Instead, you will take on the terrifying role of Vecna.
Over the past few years, there have been several attempts to make video games based on Stranger Things – now you can play Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game and Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales on the Netflix mobile app – but this new one sounds particularly creepy.
Being developed by a specialist VR company called Tender Claws, in full collaboration with Netflix, Stranger Things VR has been described as a “psychological horror/action game” that will let you play as Vecna, the nightmare-inducing villain at heart. from last season.
Tapping into the villain’s backstory, if you play this game, you’ll be able to “become an explorer of unknown realities as you form the bee mind and tame the void.”
On top of that, you’ll be able to “invade minds and conjure up nightmares in your quest to enact revenge against Eleven and Hawkins.” Sounds like a nice, cool way to spend a few hours, right?
A selection of screenshots have already been shared on the Tender Claws website, including a striking shot of Eleven covered in blood in a hospital gown. There’s also a shot of the massive Mind-Flayer, the inside of a car, and some creepy sliding scenery.
Stranger Things VR also got its first trailer, which we’ve included for your viewing pleasure — or should that be horror? – below. See for yourself if you can bear to see that ominous clock again!
As the unmistakable Stranger Things theme plays in the trailer, images flash across the screen. The game looks scary and mysterious. And text on the screen reads: “The dream is real. Experience Stranger Things like never before. You are Vecna.”
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Stranger Things VR doesn’t have a confirmed release date yet, but the trailer promises the game will arrive in winter 2023 on “major VR platforms.” We’ll keep you updated as we learn more about this surprising side project.
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