Fans only have a few short weeks before Stranger Things finally returns, but if the wait still feels like an eternity, they can now brave the mysteries of both Hawkins, Indiana and the Upside Down on their own thanks to a new smartphone app. Check out the surprise footage for Stranger Things: The Game below:
The app is a free adventure game modeled after (of course) 1980's 8-bit classics, and features a variety of characters to play, levels to explore, and secrets to unlock. Per the official description:
Add characters to your party. Solve puzzles using their unique abilities. Lucas can nail things from afar with his Wrist Rocket. Nancy has a whole bag of bats to swing. Punch your way to answers with Hopper, who’s also not afraid to don his dashing yellow haz mat suit for a little Upside Down action.
Born after 1984? You might want to start with Normal difficulty, which lets you explore at your own pace. Death isn’t even that bad. However, if you’ve honed your skills on the unforgiving games of yesteryear, then Classic is the soul-crushing mode for you.
Completionist? Collect all the Eggos and Gnomes. Complete the full VHS library. Check off all the achievements. Who knows what secret characters or exclusive, never-before-seen-footage- of-Season-2 they might unlock ...
The second season of Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Matthew Modine, Noah Schnapp, Joe Keery, Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery, and returns to Netflix on October 27. Fans don't even have to wait to get their hands on the game, though -- it's available now on iTunes and Google Play.