Square Enix has actually revealed Life is Strange: True Colors, the next chapter in the narrative experience anthology series. Ditching the series’ previous episodic design, the whole story will launch in one go for PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Stadia on 10th September.
Set in the town of Haven Springs, True Colors stars Alex Chen, a brand-new woman Asian American lead character, and include a popular crossover character from Life is Strange prequel series Before the Storm. Here’s our very first appearance:
True Colors is, as anticipated, established by Before the Storm studio Deck Nine, with the prequel series’ lead author and video game designer Zak Garriss now True Colors’ director. During tonight’s Square Enix Presents livestream, Garriss stated Deck Nine had actually been dealing with the video game given that 2017.
The story starts as Alex gets here in the area to reunite with her bro after 8 years apart. But after disaster strikes, Alex will discover she – like other Life is Strange lead characters prior to her – has an unique power of her own.
This time around, Alex can “experience, soak up and control” the strong feelings felt by those near her and figure out why they are feeling a specific method. True Colors’ story concentrates on her utilizing this power to discover the fact behind what has actually taken place to her bro and the concealed stories of other Haven Springs homeowners.
Before the Storm fans will identify Steph, the popular character you play tabletop video games with because series’ very first episode. Here, she turns into one of Alex’s closest pals and is likewise one of 2 possible love interests.
Additionally, Life is Strange publisher Square Enix likewise revealed today that remasters of the initial Life is Strange and Before the Storm are on the method. The initial series, in specific, will take advantage of brand-new facial mo-cap efficiencies – as while it informed a strong narrative tale, its initial discussion was pull down by bad lip-syncing. Both older video games will show up as part of the Life is Strange Remastered Collection, coming fall 2021, and likewise come as part of a True Colors’ Ultimate Edition, which covers in all 3 video games together.
Deluxe and Ultimate Editions of True Colors likewise consist of additional clothing motivated by previous series stars, and a Steph-centric additional story, Wavelengths.
Back in January, GamingOverpowered reported on modifications at Dontnod, the studio which initially produced Life is Strange and dealt with its complete follow up, in addition to the narratively-separate however creatively-similar Tell Me Why. In the wake of a €30m (£26.5m) funding handle Chinese tech giant Tencent for “brand-new self-published copyrights”, there was the idea Dontnod’s time with the franchise it produced was now over, and the reigns had actually been totally passed to Deck Nine rather.
Nearly a year earlier, various essential members of the initial Life is Strange advancement group revealed they had splintered from Dontnod’s primary Paris studio to form a brand-new branch in Montreal. A couple of months later on, we heard verification this group was dealing with a brand-new franchise – and not Life is Strange.