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Life is Strange: True Colours - Sept. 10th

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It leaked ahead of the showcase but Square Enix have officially announced the latest entry in the Life is Strange franchise, Life is Strange: True Colours, which is being developed by Deck Nine.

Game is launching as a complete title on Sept. 10th, so no more waiting for episodes. And it'll be launching on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, PC and Stadia.

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Alex Chen has long suppressed her 'curse': the supernatural ability to experience, absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others, which she sees as blazing, colored auras.

When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace her volatile power to find the truth – and uncover the dark secrets buried by a small town

New power this time around centres on being able to feel and experience the emotions of those around the main character. Should be interesting to see how that unfolds.

Definitely a visual step up previous entries and nice to see it'll be a full release rather than episodic as that certainly took the wind out of LiS2's sails for me.

Edit: trailer for those wanting a non-Twitter version:

Ultimate edition of the game will include remasters of LiS1 and LiS: Before the Storm, with updated visuals. Both those will also be available separately when they release in Fall 2021.

Edit: The Life is Strange Remastered Collection looks like it'll only launch on PC, PS5, Xbox Series S|X and Stadia. Supposed the bump visually wouldn't be as pronounced on PS4 and Xbox One so understandable. The Ultimate Edition is also only available on those platforms.

The Ultimate Edition includes a bonus story called 'Wavelengths'. As per the PS Store, you'll play as Steph from LiS1:

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WAVELENGTHS
Step into Steph's booth as the all-new radio show host for KRCT: Haven's best - and only - radio station. Over four seasons, discover more about Steph's past and her relationships as she makes her mark on the record store, uncovers its secrets – and decides her future.

LIVE ON AIR
You're the DJ: choose records for the playlist, 'ad lib' your way through local commercials, and help Steph compose an original song.

ROLL THE DICE
Give D20-powered advice to callers with problems both serious and mundane, GM a tabletop RPG, and reach out to reconnect with an old friend.

SMALL TOWN PRIDE
Swipe left or right on Steph's dating app matches, and join Steph as she reminisces about formative Prides past.

ALL-NEW SOUNDTRACK
Hits from Girl in Red, Alt-J, Portugal, Hayley Kiyoko, Maribou State, and more set the tone for Steph's journey.

 

Edited by Ganepark32

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I should really catch up with Life is Strange. I loved the first game but never got around to p,aging any of the others.

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Looks good. Will probably pre-order it (on Steam) despite not being able to play it at launch.

Not seeing any physical releases for PC though, what's up with that? And also a bit disappointing to not see a Switch release.

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Deck Nine did a fantastic job with Before the Storm so I'm interested to see how they fare with a brand new cast. 

The remasters are a nice addition, gives me a good excuse to finally pick up physical copies. There were definitely some technical issues with the first entry so hopefully the technical upgrade give it a solid performance boost. 

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I’ve got the second but haven’t started it yet, although really enjoyed the first season (along with Before the Storm).

I’m torn on them releasing it complete as opposed to periodic. I prefer being able to play the full game, but I hope they keep plenty of story twists & cliffhangers that the episodic format forced them to make.

The trailer kept on hammering home the “power of empathy”.... I’m sure it will get implemented well, but it’s hardly a soundbite that’s going to sell the game!

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