Episode 2 of the Square Enix published and Dontnod Entertainment developed Life is Strange is not scheduled to be released until March 24, but fans eager for an early taste of the dramatic adventure to unfold can get a sneak peak via the latest trailer.
In a similar spirit of Telltale Games’ The Wolf Among Us or Tales from the Borderlands, Life is Strange delivers a narrative-driven gaming experience. High cinematic production values visually entertain players as their choices directly impact the game’s storyline.
Speaking about the first episode in a recent press release, the developer notes the first episode serves primarily as an introduction and that there may be more than a few questions formulating in players’ minds at its conclusion.
“‘Episode 1: Chrysalis’ was just the beginning of our story, it was an introduction to the characters, to Blackwell Academy and to Arcadia Bay, but there is much more to come. Will Max and Chloe discover what has happened to Rachel Amber? Why does Max have this vision of a tornado? And what is the weird snow storm about? There are plenty of secrets lurking in Arcadia Bay…”
In the second episode, titled “Out of Time,” the developer promises players will begin to see more of the impact their choices make on the game’s overall narrative.
“In ‘Episode 2: Out of Time’ you will start to see much of your choices affecting the story in a lot of different ways, be prepared for some surprises! You will also discover new locations as Max will go outside of Blackwell Academy and start exploring new areas in Arcadia Bay. You’ll be able to learn more about the town, its inhabitants, and the social issues it’s facing. On top of this, new and important characters will be introduced, as well as having a lot of difficult choices to make.”
Life Is Strange is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Episodes for each platform are released simultaneously. Each episode may be purchased individually or as part of a Complete Season bundle available at a suggested price of $19.99 USD. Those who have already purchased the first episode can order episodes two through five through a Season Pass that sells for a suggested price of $17.99 USD. Curious players who want to try the game before buying it can also give the free demo of Life is Strange a spin.