Netflix added the role-playing game (RPG) Relic Hunters: Rebels to its growing gaming catalogue on 3 May. The game is the latest in the acclaimed Relic Hunters franchise and the first designed for mobile.
Developed by Brazilian gaming company Rogue Snail, Relic Hunters: Rebels is available for free for Netflix subscribers. It can be downloaded via the streaming platform’s mobile app or directly from Apple’s App Store or Google Play Store.
Relic Hunters: Rebels comes to Netflix
Relic Hunters: Rebels follows a similar gameplay as the others in the franchise.
Players can pick any of the four main fighting characters — Jimmy, Ace, Pinkyy or Raff. The objective is to defeat the evil Duncan Empire using a wide range of weapons that they can craft and collect during the game.
The sci-fi RPG involves a lot of shooting, with players having the opportunity to play with 44 different weapons each with unique abilities.
Other features of the game
In an interview with Netflix, Rogue Snail CEO Mark Venturelli said that the game is designed to run on older platforms.
“We tried to make a game that would run easily on older phones, so we could reach a wider audience in places where people can’t afford a new device every year,” Venturelli said.
The game also has a non-binary character named Baru. Venturelli said that the inclusion of Baru “absolutely natural” especially since the character was written by a non-binary person, drawn by a trans woman, and voiced by a non-binary talent in Jan Aponte.
In March, Netflix announced that it was expecting to lose two million subscribers. But even though the company’s core business — streaming — is suffering, Netflix has been steadily adding a number of gaming titles in its list. Among them is a spin-off of League of Legends. The company also acquired developers such as Boss Fight Entertainment, Next Games, and Night School Studio.
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