Fall is closing in fast so my hype for this Stranger Things game is building like crazy.
"Play as Vecna in this new Stranger Things adventure in VR. Become an explorer of unknown realities as you form the hive mind and tame the void. Invade minds and conjure nightmares in your quest to enact revenge on Eleven and Hawkins. Stranger Things VR is a psychological horror/action game developed by Tender Claws"
The game was announced November of last year (2022) after the wrap up of season 4. With how far we are from Season 5, Stranger Things fans will be happy to get new content involving the story. The art style in the looks dark and gritty making me think this is meant to be a bit more of a mature experience for fans. Some parts in the trailer don't looks as polished to me but over all the 80's art style is incredible and I can't wait to se more.
The developers said that we will be able to “invade the dreams and memories of fan-favorite characters and harness telekinetic powers to possess minds and battle creatures.” Telekinesis seems to be the main gameplay aspect. From what we've been shown so far, the game won't only take place in the Upside-Down but in Dr. Brenner's lab as well. Hopefully we get to see some more backstory that wasn't shown in the show as we "explore an otherworldly, interconnected hive mind.”
I think my favorite part is that they're placing us in the POV of Vecna, instead of Eleven. Playing as Eleven feels almost too predictable, and as someone who tends to favor evil playthroughs this feels right up my alley. With the possibility of us being able to see more of the story that we didn't get to see in the show, I am hoping for the best. Either way, it just seems like it's going to be a pretty dope experience. Can't wait to try it when it comes out!