Netflix Announces Kate Tie-In Game Oficially For You

Netflix announced a new game called Kate: Collateral Damage this week, a game which will serve as a tie-in to its Kate movie. The film stars Birds of Prey actor Mary Elizabeth Winstead who plays an assassin that’s been poisoned and has 24 hours to complete her mission, and as such, the game will feature a similar storyline. It’s scheduled to release on October 22 on the PC platform via Steam.

The trailer below shows what Kate: Collateral Damage looks like ahead of its October release. The tie-in game for the Netflix movie features Kate herself again on a mission to take revenge against the Yakuza boss who poisoned her.

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Netflix’s recent foray into video games continues. On Friday, the company announced the existence of Kate: Collateral Damage. Like Eden Unearthed, the VR experience we saw make the media rounds earlier in the week, the new game is a tie-in to a recently released Netflix original. In this case, it’s here to promote the release of action thriller Kate, which stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a deadly assassin.

Netflix describes Kate: Collateral Damage as an time-attack, action roguelike. If you’ve played games like Hotline Miami and Katana Zero, you have a good idea of the setup. Each enemy in Kate: Collateral Damage only takes a single hit or two to dispatch, but the same is true of your character. 

Much like in the movie, Kate is poisoned by a substance called Polonium 204, leaving her with only 24 hours to live. How that plays out in the game is that the more efficiently you can take out enemies, the more time you’ll have to complete a run. Since most firearms have limited ammo, you’ll also need to get creative and adapt your tactics to the moment.

Netflix Announces Kate Tie-In Game

Netflix announced a new game called Kate: Collateral Damage this week, a game which will serve as a tie-in to its Kate movie. The film stars Birds of Prey actor Mary Elizabeth Winstead who plays an assassin that’s been poisoned and has 24 hours to complete her mission, and as such, the game will feature a similar storyline. It’s scheduled to release on October 22 on the PC platform via Steam.

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Netflix’s Kate, the latest in a recent spate of woman-led action films, debuted on the streaming service to a lukewarm reception two weeks ago. But fans of the Mary Elizabeth Winstead vehicle will have a different way into it next month with Kate: Collateral Damage, a video game spinoff of the movie.

Kate: Collateral Damage is a “time-attack, action rogue like inspired by the Netflix film,” according to its Steam description. The game is scheduled to launch Oct. 22 on Windows PC, and it is being developed by Ludic Studios, the Brazilian indie team behind 2018’s Akane.

Like the film, Collateral Damage stars Kate, although it’s unclear if Winstead lends her voice to the game character. It follows the titular assassin on a quest for revenge against a Yakuza crime boss that poisoned her. Kate battles through a neon-colored Tokyo underground with fast-paced action from an isometric perspective. A brief gameplay video shows the game’s pixelated art style as well as Kate slicing her way through a slew of enemies room by room.

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The Bottom Line

Historically, video game tie-ins have always been a mixed bag and have had varying degrees of quality and success. While there have been some that have some genuine value, there have some that have turned out to be soulless cash grabs – looking at you, PSOne version of Independence Day.  In the 80s, licensed film tie-ins were mostly sidescrollers.

The most famous 80s tie-in was E.T on the Atari 2600 which lives in infamy of being one of the worst video games of all time with its poor quality, terrible mechanics, rushed development and, well, the fact that it caused the 1983 video game crash. That’s before you think about all of the copies of ET that got buried in a landfill in New Mexico.

During the 1990s, video game tie-ins became more and more popular and even influential. For example, there were games based on popular Disney animated movies, specifically Aladdin, The Lion King and Hercules to name a few. These games adopted the side-scrolling platformer format with their notorious difficulty and were recently remastered for previous and current generation consoles.

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There’s still a lot of nostalgia attached to them, just like the movies, as seen from lots of popular content creators and players discovering these games for the first time.

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