Netflix just revealed its new games for this Summer following the launch of Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon and more recently bringing the total to over 60 games on the service for iOS and Android. While a few of today’s games have already been known, but we now have more release dates and the return of an older title through Netflix. The highlights include a new entry in the beloved Cut the Rope series titled Cut the Rope Daily featuring a new puzzle in the tried and tested gameplay daily as the name suggests. Cut the Rope Daily launches on August 1st for Netflix on iOS and Android. The Queen’s Gambit Chess aims to be a love letter to the drama going beyond the chess board with its immersive gameplay. The Queen’s Gambit Chess launches on July 25th.
The trailer also shows off OXENFREE II: Lost Signals coming July 12th for Netflix in addition to PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC platforms from Night School. Night School is a Netflix Game Studio. Beyond those games, Netflix revealed two new additions for its gaming lineup without release dates. Gameloft’s LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed will return (from 2019) through Netflix with 50 characters from over 40 years of LEGO history in a strategic battle RPG. The final highlight is Paper Trail that is due for consoles, PC, and Netflix for mobile. Netflix has been bringing out a mix of casual and more premium-styled games to mobile, and I hope we get a steady balance of both unlike how Apple Arcade leans into the former too much. What do you think of Netflix’s announcements?