Starting off gamescom week with a bang, Square Enix and DONTNOD Entertainment (Remember Me) have announced Life is Strange, an undated episodic title that will release for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.
Similarly to Telltale Games’ episodic titles, Square Enix says Life is Strange will evolve through each episode based on your decisions:
There has recently been a lot of discussion on the merits and disadvantages of remakes or reboots in games and we here on the Square Enix blog have been keeping a keen eye on your opinions and responding to them where possible. But what if we now announced an entirely new IP in the official Square Enix family? What if this title was wholly different to anything we have ever attempted before, both in gameplay and narrative? What if this title was released digitally as regular episodic content, with each new chapter building and evolving based on the choices you made in previous episodes? What if we now gave all of this a name: Life is Strange?
Revealing that you’ll have the ability to rewind time, here’s the description for Life is Strange:
Max Caulfield has been absent from Arcadia Bay, Oregon for five years now. Upon returning home she discovers that Rachel Amber, a fellow senior at school, has disappeared under mysterious and rather uncomfortable circumstances. While trying to uncover the truth Max reunites with an old friend, Chloe, and makes a startling discovery: Max has the power to rewind time…
Square Enix adds, “Each and every texture in Life is Strange is a hand drawn work of art and every action enacts a butterfly effect – but with the power to rewind time, what would you change? And would it turn out to be a change for the better or worse?”
[Source: Square Enix]
Life is Strange Announced for PS4, PS3, PC, Xbox One/360