Netflix has rounded out an eventful year in games by releasing two games from cult label Annapurna, Kentucky Route Zero and Twelve Minutes.
It also announced that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge and Tilting Point’s Vikings: Valhalla are coming to the service in Q1 2023. The former is a much-loved old school brawler from the maker of Streets of Rage 4, and the latter is a spin-off of the Netflix show of the same name.
Netflix also released a video featuring 2022 highlights and a little of what’s to come, which is below.
Kentucky Route Zero and Twelve Minutes bring Netflix’s December line-up to six new games. It has already released dating game Too Hot To Handle, ‘lost phone’ thriller Scriptic: Crime Stories, match-3 adventure Puzzle Gods and Solitaire this month.
During The Game Awards last week, Netflix also revealed the first title in its three-game deal with Ubisoft, Valiant Hearts: Coming Home. Trailer here:
Netflix said it now has 48 games in its catalogue, having announced its intention to move into games a little over a year ago. Since then it has acquired Night School Studio, Next Games, Boss Fight Entertainment, Spry Fox and has set up new, bespoke studios in Helsinki and LA.
We reported back in March that it had already hired 14 big-name games execs, and that number continued to grow throughout the year. It hired more new faces in July and continues to hire well-known folks from all disciplines.