Netflix announces games tied to its popular shows, including ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

Netflix announces games tied to its popular shows, including ‘The Queen’s Gambit’
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Netflix has recently announced it will be bringing in a new set of games to the platform, based on some of its popular series including “The Queen’s Gambit”, “Money Heist”, “Too Hot To Handle” and “Shadow and Bone”.

Currently, Netflix offers 22 games and is in the process of introducing 50 games by the end of the year.

At the “Geeked Week” event, the company unveiled first looks at its upcoming games, including “The Cuphead Show” and “Sonic Prime” as well as a long list of mobile games.

In an official statement, Netflix stated: “It will double our current catalog to approximately 50 titles by the end of 2022. Get ready to step into the world of your favorite Netflix series and films with games such as La Casa de Papel and The Queen’s Gambit Chess.” 

Adaptations go both ways, as “Dragon Age: Absolution”, a role-playing game, is being adapted into an animated series. On the other hand, “Shadow and Bone: Destinies” and “La Casa de Papel” are being adapted into single-player action-adventure games on the platform.

In “Money Heist”, players will take turns cracking safes, picking locks, and helping rob a casino in Monaco to help out an old friend of the Professor’s. “The Queen’s Gambit”, on the other hand, will be the ultimate game of chess where you can take lessons, solve puzzles, and compete against online competitors or familiar faces from the award-winning limited series.

To accomplish this feat, Netflix recently acquired Finland-based Next Games, developer of “Stranger Things” and “Walking Dead” games, for $72 million. In September last year, it also acquired the video game creator “Night School Studio”.

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