If you’ve yet to play Life is Strange, Square Enix and developer Dontnod announced today that Episode 1: Chrysalis will be available for free indefinitely starting from tomorrow, July 21, on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC/Mac.
Expect Episode 1 to go free on the PlayStation Store at 12:01am local time in Europe and 8am PT/11am ET in North America.
You can read our review of Episode 1 over here, with the description below:
Life is Strange is a five part episodic game that sets out to revolutionize story based choice and consequence games by allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present, and future.
You are Max, a photography senior who saves her old friend Chloe by discovering she can rewind time. The pair soon find themselves exposed to the darker side of Arcadia Bay as they uncover the disturbing truth behind the sudden disappearance of a fellow student.
Meanwhile, Max begins to have premonitions as she struggles to understand the implications of her power. She must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future.
Dontnod CEO Oskar Guilbert said:
Although our team set out to create an award-winning narrative we still cannot believe the response we’ve had from players of Life is Strange. We’re really glad that Square Enix have decided to give the first episode away for free so more players can begin their journey and see why people have fallen in love with the game for themselves.
Other episodic games with free first episodes include King’s Quest, Tales From the Borderlands, Game of Thrones, and Resident Evil Revelations 2.
[Source: PS Blog]