During its E3 2018 press conference, Microsoft debuted that Dontnod Entertainment and Square Enix’s celebrated Life is Strange series will be getting a new standalone experience by the name of The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, and following its announcement, we now know what to expect from the title when it arrives later this month.
In a blog spot from Dontnod, the studio detailed that Captain Spirit will be a “self-contained” narrative experience in the Life is Strange series, and will specifically “give you glimpse [sic] into Life is Strange 2‘s brand new story…but only if you’re clever enough to piece the clues together!”
Dontnod itself described the title as a “demo” and that it will offer an experience that Life is Strange fans will love, the studio also said that it will be “structurally different” than the previous games in that you can replay and discover “new content on subsequent playthroughs which you might have missed previously,” indicating that it is meant to be played several times. Likewise, the studio also hinted that Captain Spirit will include some hints at what Life is Strange 2 will entail that “may very well take a coordinated group of fans to unravel.”
The game itself will put players into the role of a 10-year-old boy named Chris, who “dreams of being a superhero.” In his fantasy adventures of being the titular “Captain Spirit,” his adventures eventually lead to “something truly extraordinary” that will happen to him.
Aside from details about the title itself — which is coming as a free download to consoles and PC later this month — Dontnod also detailed that Captain Spirit was being made in mind with expanding the Life is Strange universe. Specifically, the studio said that “Life is Strange is an entire universe of storytelling founded upon relatable characters facing real world issues, but always with ‘a twist of the strange’ and we have many more stories we want to tell.”
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on June 26th, 2018 as a free download.