My first impression of the Life Is Strange trailer is whoa, my heart hurts.
It looks nostalgic and sincere — the music set to the trailer is fantastic for bringing up these feelings. You watch the main character Max try and drown out her surroundings at school with music as I’m sure we all have done before. As the trailer progresses we see how the story is to progress. You meet Chloe, Max’s childhood friend, who has been on a rocky path since her father’s death.
The two haven’t seen each other until Max sees Chloe’s death. Max then rewinds time, a power she hadn’t known before.This simple act brings the two into each other’s life as they set out on an investigation of a missing classmate. The small town of Arcadia Bay houses strange events that bring Max and Chloe to start snooping and sleuthing.
“Everybody at Dontnod is excited to be working on such a refreshing title,” said Jean-Max Moris, creative director at the studio, who is working with Square Enix on this title. “We’re not only crafting the best game we possibly can, we also feel we’re providing the type of experience that perfectly fits today’s renewed taste for originality and diversity.”
I hope these two saw The Butterfly Effect because sometimes a simple change in the past can really mess up the future.
Life Is Strange is an episodic adventure narrative, and episode1 of 5 is set to release on January 30, 2015. The game will be released digitally across all platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. Each episode will cost $4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 and if you choose to buy the Season Pass you’ve got yourself all 5 episodes for $19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99. You can pre-order the season pass here or you can just pre-order the first episode by clicking here.