Life is Strange 2 Episode 2: Rules Release Date Revealed Alongside Live Action Trailer
Life is Strange 2 Episode 2: Rules will be arriving for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on January 24 according to Dontnod and Square Enix.
Almost three months after the release of the first episode of Life is Strange 2 Square Enix and Dontnod finally let us know when we can expect the second episode. According to the aforementioned pair, Life is Strange 2 Episode 2: Rules is finally releasing for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on January 24, 2019.
This means that there will be a nearly four month gap between the first two episodes of Life is Strange 2. Back in November, Dontnod explained that in order to meet the “benchmark of quality” that the studio sets for its titles, the developers made the decision to take the time to ensure that Episode 2 was highly polished and satisfying upon release. Dontnod told us to expect more news on the title in December and they kept that promise by revealing the release date today.
Dontnod and Square Enix didn’t just reveal Life is Strange 2 Episode 2: Rules’ release date today. They also put out the first screenshots for the episode, released a live action trailer, and gave more details on the story of this episode. The live action trailer actually features voice actor Gonzalo Martin portraying his character Sean Diaz in live action as he attempts to calm his brother Daniel down after he finds out the truth of what happened to their father.
As for what happens within the episode itself, Sean and Daniel make their way to their grandparents house after Daniel begins to get sick due to being on the run during a harsh winter. Once they arrive they meet Chris Eriksen, a boy who you may remember from The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit and who might have powers similar to Daniel’s. The first art and screenshots give us another look at the brothers, their grandparents house, the harsh winter, and Chris wearing his makeshift Captain Spirit costume.
Jon Brooke, Co-Head of Studio at Square Enix External Studios, seems very confident in Life is Strange 2 Episode 2: Rules, believing it contains one of the most captivating moments of the season that players will remember:
“Life is Strange 2 got off to a strong start, but the best is yet to come. Episode 2 is going to be a great moment for this season. Previous seasons have both had a point that was just, ‘that moment’, that captivated fans from all over the world, and we feel like this will be the one for Life is Strange 2.”
The screenshots, art, and live action trailer can be seen below. Life is Strange 2 Episode 2: Rules is poised for a January 24 launch for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with Mac and Linux ports of the season also coming next year. It remains to be seen if the same four month gap will happen between Episodes 2 and 3. If you want to know more about Chris’ story before jumping into this upcoming episode, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is available for free on the same platforms.