A 16-bit ‘Stranger Things’ video game is on the way

Get ready to play in the Upside Down...

Stranger Things is set to receive the gaming treatment, with a new adaptation centred around the events of the show’s forthcoming third season.

The game is described as an “action adventure RPG that pays homage to the 16-bit era” and was confirmed by show creators Matt and Ross Duffer at The Game Awards.

It’s being developed by BonusXP, who were previously responsible for the Stranger Things mobile game that doesn’t look too dissimilar from the new offering.

In the first trailer for the game, fans are given the chance to play as Jim Hopper and Steve Harrington – who are seen attacking the show’s otherworldly creatures and collecting coins before fleeing to the safety of an arcade.

Although a release date is yet to be confirmed, the game is reportedly coming to “all platforms”, and it’s expected that the game will drop sometime around Summer 2019 –  which could coincide with the release of the third season.

Earlier this year, it was confirmed that they had originally intended to kill off some pretty big characters at the end of Season One.

In a new book called Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down, the Duffer brothers shared their original plans for the Netflix hit – including some that would have changed the following seasons completely.

Eleven (played by Millie Bobby Brown) was one of the main characters who was not meant to survive. “Eleven was going to sacrifice herself to save the day,” Ross Duffer said. “That was always the end game.