May 27, 2024

Netflix’s recreation studio is slowly however certainly dropping new titles, including round 40 cell releases in 2023. One such recreation is the universally-acclaimed Metroidvania/roguelike motion gem Useless Cells, which was simply introduced as a part of the streamer’s “Netflix & Thrill” promotion for Halloween. I wouldn’t precisely name this a horror recreation, however you do play as a headless blob-infused ghost and it is closely impressed by the Castlevania collection, so certain why not.

Useless Cells: Netflix Version seems to be to incorporate the complete authentic recreation together with every kind of DLC, together with the recently-released crossover with the aforementioned style stalwart Castlevania. A conventional Netflix subscription offers you entry to the sport on each iOS and Android gadgets. It stays to be seen if you should utilize the official recreation controller app to play the sport on a supported tv.

In case you’ve been dwelling beneath a rock that adjustments location every day, Useless Cells is a sidescrolling roguelike with procedurally generated maps that reset every run. The world is huge and stuffed with secrets and techniques and energy ups. Many of those upgrades stick round from run to run, making this extra of a “roguelite” just like the equally gorgeous Hades. The Metroidvania facet kicks in as a result of there are elements of the map unavailable to you if you first play, requiring traversal mechanics (just like the double bounce) that you simply decide up as you play. It’s an addictive system with one heck of a gameplay loop. There’s a motive it’s offered greater than 10 million copies throughout platforms.

Along with Useless Cells, Netflix additionally introduced the forthcoming launch of a sequel to the horror puzzler Slayaway Camp. The unique had you controlling a cute lil psychotic slasher known as Skullface. The sequel seems to be to nonetheless function loads of isometric puzzles and the killing annoying camp counselors. Slayaway Camp: Netflix & Kill launches within the close to future.

Each of those spook-adjacent video games are coming quickly, although Netflix hasn’t dropped precise launch dates. They’ll come out earlier than Halloween, nonetheless, or else what’s the purpose. Similar to all Netflix video games, they gained’t have advertisements or in-app purchases, simply candy, candy gameplay.

There’s additionally a Useless Cells animated collection within the works. Curiously, there’s no house for it but, however this transfer definitely hints that it might premiere on Netflix, significantly with the platform’s current push into animated recreation variations. A current Netflix animation occasion teased exhibits based mostly on Sonic the Hedgehog, Tomb Raider and Satan Could Cry. The streamer has additionally launched a few well-regarded cartoons based mostly on the Castlevania franchise.

Replace October 5 1:44 PM ET: Story up to date to repair an error stating that Slayaway Camp: Netflix & Kill was an enhanced model of the unique. It is really a sequel.

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