Life is Strange: Before the Storm Prequel Revealed; New Developer Explains the Game’s Direction

Deck Nine Games and Square Enix reveal a three episode prequel titled Life is Strange: Before the Storm at Microsoft's E3 press conference.

on June 11, 2017 6:32 PM

During Microsoft’s E3 press conference today, the company revealed a trailer for three prequel episodes in Square Enix’s Life is Strange series. Following the conference, the Life is Strange official YouTube page also released a video from the prequel’s developer Deck Nine Games.

The new episodes are being titled Life is Strange: Before the Storm, a prequel to the original five episodes in the series, and likely not the full sequel that fans have been hankering for.

We recently learned that Dontnod Entertainment was working on a sequel to Life is Strange. However, those who were still hoping it would make an appearance at E3 2017 won’t find it here. Dontnod had previously tried to make it clear that their game would not be at E3 this year. Additionally, this mini series was developed by Deck Nine Games, not Dontnod.

The first of the three episodes will be released on August 31 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam, and will tell the tale of Chloe Price’s life three years prior to the events of the first season. Below, you can find the trailer, showcasing some rather extreme events in Chloe’s life as she forms her friendship with Rachel Amber.

Deck Nine Games also released their own message to fans of the Life is Strange series, detailing their journey to bring this prequel to life, as well as their own passion for it. You can find that video below.

Lastly, a few screenshots of events not outlined in the above trailer have been revealed. You can view these in the gallery provided below.

The original Life is Strange debuted its first of five episodes in January 2015. The fifth and final episode in the game’s first season released in October 2015.

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