Stranger Things is undoubtedly one of the biggest cultural phenoms for Netflix, especially for Generation Z and younger millennials. From pop-up shops in New York City to a collaboration with fashion retailer Forever 21, the show has consistently demonstrated its power over today’s pop culture while pulling from iconic nostalgia references from the past. One of those references is video games, including the meet-ups at old school arcades to video game references in conversations. Who would think that nearly 30 years later, video games would become one of the most popular forms of entertainment?
Ahead of tomorrow’s Volume I premiere of Stranger Things 4, the original series’ streaming platform and a very popular gaming system have teamed up to give fans and gamers alike the ultimate surprise. In celebration of the final season’s kickoff tomorrow May 27, Netflix and Xbox are celebrating one of Netflix’s most highly anticipated shows with a custom gaming console. One lucky fan will have the chance to win the custom console via Xbox Twitter by following the handle and retweeting the official giveaway tweet on the season premiere date.
“Xbox and Stranger Things fans share a love for diving deep into mysteries, other worldly possibilities, and creative experiences,” Marcos Waltenberg, Director, Xbox Global Partnerships, told Girls United. “Video games have been at the heart of Stranger Things since the show’s inception, tapping into nostalgia for an era of classic gaming close to so many people’s hearts. We’re thrilled to team up with Netflix’s Stranger Things 4 to help bring the joy of gaming to everyone through this celebration of a true pop culture phenomenon.”
Volume I of Stranger Things 4 premieres on Netflix May 27, 2022 followed by Volume II July 1, 2022. Check out the official trailer below:
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