It’s that time again, we’re in a new month, and it’s time for us to look at game reveals, new releases, and news from Netflix’s gaming division heading into July 2023.
Missed our May/June 2023 roundup of new games and gaming news – you can check out all the new titles and more here.
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New games on Netflix for June 2023
The game additions on Netflix this month were just two games, those two games are listed below and they are an interesting couple of games.
- Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon (added June 6, 2023) – The spin-off of the classic game “Shovel Knight”, exclusively for mobile devices through Netflix.
- Bloons TD 6 (Added June 20, 2023) – The latest game in the long-running “Bloons” franchise in which monkeys pop balloons.
New Netflix Games Announced and What’s Coming in July 2023
Netflix had some big announcements for Netflix Games, including the opportunity to announce titles during Summer Game Fest and Netflix’s TUDUM Fan Event.
Let’s start with the new Netflix games coming in July:
- Oxenfree II: Missed Signals – July 12: The long-awaited sequel to Netflix’s in-house studio, Night School Studio. Set five years after the events of the first game, you’ll follow Riley returning to her hometown to investigate more mysterious radio signals.
- Sonic Prime Race – July 13 – A running game similar to “Subway Surfers” scheduled to release alongside first sonic season 2.
- Checkers Gambit Chess – July 25 – A game of chess with a “The Queens Gambit” look.
Here are some of the other Netflix games announced during June 2023:
- Cut the rope every day (Scheduled release on August 1, 2023) – A daily version of the classic «Cut The Rope» game.
- Lego Legacy; Heroes Unboxed (listed as «Coming Soon») –= A Lego turn-based role-playing game developed and published by Gameloft.
- Samurai Shodown (listed as «Coming Soon») – A mobile game installment of the well-known fighting game series.
- Narrator (Scheduled for September 25, 2023) – An interactive game where you make stories.
- Crashlands 2 (scheduled for 2024) – Sequel to the original mobile hit “Crashlands”.
We’ll be adding these new releases to our full list of upcoming Netflix mobile games soon.
Other Netflix Gaming News Headlines
During the month of June, we saw a flurry of Netflix gaming news.
We heard the news that the original dungeon boss the game was closing after the new version was added to Netflix Games. It will also shut down the studio behind some early Netflix games, like the first two. Strange things titles and an adaptation of The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistancethe Texas-based studio, BonusXP.
Netflix had a presence at the Summer Game Fest and TUDUM, where they released trailers for too hot to handle game 2 and The Drafts Gambit: Chess.
We also saw Netflix confirm that they are working on a mobile game accelerator program to help promote Black Voices in games.
It’s official! We partnered with our friends at Netflix Games to develop a mobile game accelerator prototype!
Now Accepting Applications, June 13-30! pic.twitter.com/rgfKRur4di
— Black Voices in Gaming (@BVIGaming) June 13, 2023
Thanks to LinkedIn, Netflix also teased some news when job postings for a mysterious «Studio Blue» (later exposed as Netflix Games Studio in California) were revealed. We also saw Netflix making fun of them working on a «social party» game which sounds to me like Netflix wants their own «Jackbox» or «Mario Party» game.
We also hear from Night School Studio on why they sold to Netflixand we also discovered the Night School Studio game next stop nowhere is leaving Apple Arcade soon and it could be coming to Netflix Games soon.
Finally, in case you missed it earlier in the month, we picked our five favorite new game releases of 2023 so far.