Life is Strange, Square Enix's series about kids with powers, difficult emotional choices and airy folk music, is back for yet another instalment.
Announced earlier this week, Life is Strange: True Colors features a brand new protagonist and setting, essentially making it Life is Strange 3 (even though it's the fourth one). Deck Nine, who created prequel Before the Storm are behind this one, rather than main developer Dontnod.
This time around our protagonist is Alex Chen, a rare but welcome Asian American lead. She has psychic powers, specifically empathy: she feels other people's emotions and can see their auras, although sometimes it overwhelms her.
Alex moves to the fictional Colorado town of Haven Springs to reunite with her brother Gabe, but he tragically dies, setting the game's events in motion. The townspeople call it a tragic accident, but Alex begins to suspect otherwise, and with her powers, seeks out the truth.
Unlike the previous games, this one won't be released episodically. Instead, it will all be released in one go. There will, however, be an extra episode only available as part of the Deluxe Edition.
Similarly to previous games, you will be able to romance a boy or a girl, with the female love interest being Steph from Before the Storm. In fact, not only is she returning, but she is the focus character of said Deluxe-exclusive episode 'Wavelengths'.
Life is Strange: True Colors will be released on September 10 for PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, PC and Stadia. No Nintendo Switch version has been announced.
Later this year, a remastered collection of the original game and Before the Storm will be released on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, PC and Stadia. No Nintendo Switch version has been announced for this either.
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