Netflix releases new ‘Stranger Things’ 80s video game-inspired trailer for show’s upcoming season

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A screenshot from the latest trailer for "Stranger Things" Season 2. (YouTube/Netflix)

season 2 of “Stranger Things” may still be roughly two months away, but the teasers and trailers are more than enough to accompany the wait.

Show creators Duffer Brothers and Netflix released a new trailer, titled “Level Up,” last week. It featured the stars of the show in a 1980s video game-inspired video. The trailer showed graphics, sounds, and other elements that were present in video games from the decade.

It showcased scenes from season 1 that were divided into levels as if the viewer is playing a video game. Toward the end of the trailer, the last stage featured a Final Boss. It showed the hideous creature that Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) faced in season 1’s finale.

Last month, Brown said in an interview with Deadline that season 2 will feature a darker tone. “It’s so much deeper and darker than last year, but I’m very excited for you to watch it,” said the 13-year-old Brown. “It’s also great because it’s Netflix, so you get to do it in one go, which is my favorite thing in the world,” she added.

She recommended that viewers revisit season 1 first, before the new one starts, for them to get a full appreciation of the story. Furthermore, she did not hide her awe regarding the success of “Stranger Things” season 1. “Honestly, it’s been unreal—it’s been magical. I’m so grateful for the response that the show has gotten,” Brown went on to say.

She recalled that they really did not intend for the show to reach its current status. They, however, knew that it had some unique and different to offer the viewers. Furthermore, she said that she had the impression that Eleven will only be a sidekick in the show. Instead, she became arguably the most famous and recognizable character from the show.

“I went to Manila last year; there were people camping outside the hotel, crying, and literally hyperventilating, shared Brown in an Entertainment Weekly interview earlier this year. I was like, ‘Why do you like me so much? I’m just boring old Millie,” she added.

“Stranger Things” season 2 premieres on Oct. 27 on Netflix.