Life is Strange 2 has been confirmed by DONTNOD Entertainment and we’ll be getting our first taste of it in 2018. The five-episode series will begin in September 2018, following in the footsteps of Captain Spirit, a free prelude now available across PS4, Xbox One and PC.
TrustedReviews has put together everything we’d love to see from Life is Strange Season 2 included all the info on its release date, gameplay, trailers, news and more.
Life is Strange Season 2 – What is it?
Life is Strange Season 2 has been officially announced by DONTNOD Entertainment. It will consist of five episodes, the first of which is expected to drop on September 27, 2018.
In terms of narrative, it’s expected to feature some of the characters first introduced in The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, a free spin-off now available across PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
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Life is Strange Season 2 release date
The first episode of Life is Strange Season 2 will be available for PS4, Xbox One and PC on September 27, 2018.
Life is Strange Season 2 story – What’s it about?
We have no idea. It will likely follow a new cast of characters in a unique setting. So long as it retains the stellar storytelling and art-style of the original, you can count us in.
Life is Strange Season 2 trailer – How does it look?
We’ve yet to see any footage of Life is Strange Season 2 in action. All we have is this development diary from DONTNOD Entertainment touching upon the project’s existence:
Life is Strange Season 2 wishlist – What we want to see
Maintain the balance of sci-fi and drama
In the original season, Max slowly came to realise she had the ability to manipulate the time and space around her. She used this power to save her friends, journey to the past and even get herself taken hostage. You know, the usual stuff.
Despite how outlandish this may seem at first, it rarely pulled away from the human drama lying at the centre of Life is Strange. Max and Chloe’s relationship remained the crux, merely spurred on by the presence of a cleverly implemented sci-fi trope.
If the second outing aims to follow a similar idea, we’d love to see the masterful balance from the first season return. Life is Strange is and never was a fully-fledged sci-fi thriller, and should never strive to be one. Tackling progressive themes through poignant character drama is what DONTNOD has proven to do best.
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Another killer soundtrack
Life is Strange managed to convey so many emotions simply through the use of music. Ingeniously executed musical cues blended together with the colourful aesthetic to create some truly breathtaking moments. We’re not afraid to admit we cried like idiots during the final episode, either. NO SHAME!
Max leaving her classroom to the tune of ‘American Girl’ during the first episode’s introduction still resonates with us. It perfectly encapsulated the unpredictable malaise of college life with feelings of anxiety and wonder spread throughout.
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Keep up the progressive themes
One of the main reasons Life is Strange resonated with so many people was its unwillingness to hold back in the face of controversial issues. During its five episodes we saw the themes of bullying, anxiety and even suicide tackled in an uncompromising light.
How Max, and by extension, the player, reacted to these moments reinforced the strength of DONTNOD’s storytelling. How would we react to such things if we had the power to go back and change them in real life? It’s scary yet fascinating to think about, and is something games don’t do enough.
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