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Life is Strange 2 Showcases 20 Minutes of Seattle Gameplay in New Gamescom 2018 Footage

Following yesterday's trailer, Life is Strange 2 just got 20 minutes of gameplay footage showing the set up to the game's story.

August 21, 2018

Following yesterday’s reveal of Life is Strange 2‘s first trailer, developer Dontnod Entertainment and Square Enix have teamed up to give fans a more in-depth look at the game. They said that gameplay would be “arriving soon,” but we had no idea “soon” would literally be the next day. Specifically, a 20-minute chunk that highlights the set up of Life is Strange 2 and day-to-day life in Seattle.

As we know from yesterday’s trailer, Life is Strange 2 is the story of Sean and Daniel Diaz on the run from the law following a fatal encounter with police. While only brief glimpses alluded to this initially, the new gameplay footage shows the lead-up to that deadly encounter. Things go from normal and suburban to a near war zone in the blink of an eye, underscoring how out of sorts both Diaz brothers are in the situation.

Life is Strange 2 was rumored to be in development ever since late 2015, and was hinted at being a follow-up to the spin-off title The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit. The game ultimately revealed in late-June that the sequel would be coming this year and would be making waves at Gamescom.

As mentioned previously, the first episode of Life is Strange 2 will be heading to PC, PS4, and Xbox One on September 27, 2018. Check out 20 minutes of gameplay in the video below, and make sure to pre-order the game via Amazon if it peaks your interest:

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