Life Is Strange

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Shocking nobody, this Life Is Strange superfan really liked the first Life Is Strange novel

With the solemnity of Samwise Gamgee informing Mr Frodo that one more step will take him the furthest he’s ever been from home, I recently realised that it’ll soon be the longest we’ve gone without a new Life Is Strange game since the franchise debuted in 2015. I looked into it and sure enough, the current record-holder is the gap between the season one finale of Life Is Strange and the first episode of its prequel Before The Storm: 1 year, 10 months, and 12 days. That means that come mid-August of this year — specifically, the 14th, which marks…

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Have You Played… The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit?

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a playable teaser released to promote Life Is Strange 2, the first episode of which followed on three months after this surprise p.t. dropped during E3 2018. Not to be confused with Silent Hills P.T. (it’s like… the exact opposite of that), Captain Spirit is free to play, takes two to three hours to complete, and manages to perfectly encapsulate the Life Is Strange experience without giving anything away about the main (read: paid-for) games in the series. It also features possibly my favourite LIS protagonist in adorable wannabe superhero Chris, which is…

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Square Enix on bringing characters to life and ditching episodes for Life Is Strange: True Colors

It’s fair to say that Deck Nine had a lot to prove with Life Is Strange: True Colors. While it wasn’t their first Life Is Strange – the Colorado studio released the spin-off game Before The Storm in 2017 – it was the first time they were tasked with creating their own world and characters, instead of inheriting Dontnod’s creations. Fortunately Deck Nine successfully managed the tightrope walk of honouring the series’ existing DNA, while still taking the Life Is Strange world in new directions. To find out more about how it was done, I sat down with Philip Lawrence…

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Life is Strange: True Colors is set to receive a prequel novel

The book will be the first ever novel tied to the series. Life is Strange is set to receive its first novel for the episodic series, and it’ll be a direct prequel to last year’s game, True Colors. Announced via Twitter, the novel is expected to hit the shelves on March 21, 2023. Catch the trailer for last year’s Life is Strange game, True Colors, here. The novel, which will be subtitled Steph’s Story, will follow main character Steph Gingrich and her bandmate, Izzie, as they go on tour. This is the same tour that eventually lands them in Haven…

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Amazon sign first-look deal with the company planning Disco Elysium and Life Is Strange shows

Amazon Studios are considering making Prime shows and films based on video games, signing a first-look deal with the production company currently planning adaptations of games including Disco Elysium and Life Is Strange. This will give Amazon the first opportunity to snap up anything DJ2 Entertainment might be making, if they want to. This is not, however, an announcement that Amazon will make these specific shows. These shows still might never get made, by anyone. But maybe it’s enough of a step forwards for you to start daydreaming about what such shows could be? Read more

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I’m a Life Is Strange die-hard and I have hella mixed feelings about the Remastered Collection

There’s no two ways about it: I’m a big old card-carrying Life Is Strange nerd. Seriously, I own some geeky merch to demonstrate my love for this series; up to and including, yes, the official Life Is Strange deck of playing cards. In other words, I am exactly the sort of fan the Life Is Strange: Remastered Collection is geared towards; so you may be surprised when I say that I’m not planning on picking it up anytime soon. I’ll be honest, I’ve been wary of the remasters of the first Life Is Strange title and its prequel Before The…

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Here’s 13 minutes of new Life Is Strange: True Colors gameplay

Deck Nine’s next supernatural drama ’em up Life Is Strange: True Colors is just about to land in September and Square Enix have now queued up a longer look at an early part of the game while you wait. The new 13 minutes of gameplay show off protagonist Alex Chen’s first meeting with two other main characters—and potential romantic interests—at the local record store. Perfect place for a bit of bants about Smash Mouth and Kings Of Leon, naturally. Read more

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Life Is Strange Remastered Collection is delayed until early 2022

Life is going to be slightly less strange this September, it turns out. Real life will stay weird, I have no doubt, but Deck Nine’s adventure dramas are getting a bit spread out. While Life Is Strange: True Colors will still be launching in September, the Remastered Collection planned for the end of the month is now being delayed to avoid putting too much pressure on the development team. We can now expect the remastered bits to come in early 2022. Another trailer for True Colors will land tomorrow as well. Read more

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Life is Strange: True Colors trailer introduces you to the town of Haven Springs

By Stephany Nunneley 30 July 2021 19:21 GMT A new trailer for Life is Strange: True Colors has been released by Square Enix and developer Deck Nine Games.The new Life is Strange: True Colors trailer is called Welcome to Haven Springs. Narrated by the character Steph Gingrich, it basically introduces you to the town in which the game takes place.Watch on YouTubeIn the game, Alex Chen has the power of empathy, which she considers a curse. With this power, she is able to experience, absorb, and manipulate the emotions of others. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, she…

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Watch today’s Square Enix Presents livestream here

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 18 March 2021 11:29 GMT Square Enix will be presenting a Square Enix Presents livestream later today, and it promises to be packed with new games, new updates, and more – here’s what you need to know.Square Enix’s first take on a virtual presentation – much in the vein of Nintendo Direct, Inside Xbox, Sony State of Play, or that supposed Bandai Namco Next – is set to go live later this afternoon, and we’re expecting some new announcements.The debut Square Enix Presents event is due to kick off today at 10am PT, 1pm ET, 5pm UK, and…

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Square Enix to reveal new installment in the Life is Strange series on March 18

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 11 March 2021 17:27 GMT Square Enix will host a presentation on March 18 where it will reveal the next installment in the Life is Strange franchise.The next Life is Strange will feature an all-new protagonist wielding an exciting new power.Dontnod’s last entry in the series, Life is Strange 2,  follows the story of Sean and Daniel Diaz, who run away and take to the road after falling into trouble with the police – we described the series’ first episode as “explicitly political, directly addressing the current state of American discourse” when we reviewed it.Alongside information on the…