Square Enix have announced Life is Strange: Before the Storm, a brand new three-part episodic adventure. The prequel to Life is Strange was unveiled with a new cinematic trailer as part of the last night’s Xbox E3 Briefing.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm is set in Arcadia Bay, three years before the events of the first game in the series. Players will take on the role of a rebellious 16 year-old Chloe Price who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber; a beautiful and popular girl destined for success. When Rachel’s world is turned upside down by a family secret, it takes this new-found alliance to give each other the strength to overcome their demons.
Watch the Life is Strange: Before the Storm announcement trailer and first developer video below:
Lee Singleton, Head of Studio at Square Enix London Studios said:
[blockquote]Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a key release for Square Enix this year and is being created as a direct response to fans asking to return to Arcadia Bay so they can revisit the characters they fell in love with. Many people can identify a particular person who significantly influenced their life; the person that ultimately shaped who they became. Life is Strange: Before the Storm is about this exact moment.[/blockquote]
View some screenshots from Life is Strange: Before the Storm in our gallery:
Whilst the first released game in the series was created by Dontnod Entertainment in Paris, Life is Strange: Before the Storm is being developed by Denver based studio, Deck Nine Games. Dontnod Entertainment are also working on their own new Life is Strange game.
The first of the three episodes will be released on Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC on August 31st 2017. Check out the official Life is Strange blog for more information.