The first release, “Dust & Neon,” arrives February 16. Netflix is adding two more releases to its excellent library of games. The streaming giant recently announced that it recently secured exclusive mobile rights to Dust & Neon and Highwater, two upcoming titles from indie publisher Rogue Games.
Of the two, the former will arrive on Android, iOS, PC and Nintendo Switch on February 16. As with previous Netflix releases, you can download and play Dust & Neon for free on mobile, provided you subscribe to Netflix. The same will be true for Highwater when it arrives at a later date. Additionally, none of the games will include in-app ads.
What you’ll be able to play on Netflix
Rogue Games describes Dust & Neon as a twin-stick rogue-lite shooter. Stylistically, the game looks like a mix of Steamworld Dig and West of Dead. An interesting facet of the game is that you manually reload your firearms. Each weapon has its own reload animation and there are nearly two thousand weapons to find in the game, according to Rogue Games.
Highwater, on the other hand, is a strategy adventure game set in a world devastated by climate change. It’s a title with a fair amount of excitement surrounding it, partly due to the fact that it was first shown during Summer Game Fest last year.
The streaming platform is taking a big step forward with its gaming ambitions. All subscribers can play five mobile games on Android devices at no extra cost by downloading them from the Google Play store to phones and tablets.
Netflix also added three new mobile games to its catalog last year, and as far as we can tell, they’re all extremely interesting. Some of them might just spark fond memories. The highlight is, without fail, Hello Kitty Happiness Parade, an extremely cute and cuddly game, also from Rogue Games.