It’s an exciting time for Life is Strange fans as the second episode of the prequel Before the Storm releases in a few short hours. When will it be up on PSN, though? Well, it depends on where you live. The regional rollout means that not everyone can play the game at the same time.
Thankfully, the Life is Strange Twitter account released this helpful image filled with date and times:
As you can see, Episode 2 of Life is Strange: Before the Storm will release October 19 at 03:01 EDT (which is 00:01 PDT) in the United States. For other countries, it’ll be 00:01 local time. For Xbox One, the episode will be out at midnight EDT (although it leaked earlier than expected last week on that console). Steam is where it gets complicated, but this website lists all of the local times.
In case you missed it, make sure to check out our review of the first episode. Here’s a snippet of what I had to say:
I’m also slightly cautious about what looked to be supernatural elements during the ending sequence of Before the Storm’s first episode. I was enjoying how the prequel was coming from a toned-down place compared to the time-traveling antics of the original, so that left me a bit concerned going forward. It’s far too early to judge, though. I just hope that the focus stays on the characters themselves and not a greater struggle.
Despite feeling hesitant going into Before the Storm, Deck Nine Games’ rendition of Arcadia Bay quickly reminded me of why I loved the series and its characters in the first place. Any fears of this being a cash-in on a beloved game melted away, and I was able to fully enjoy Awake without any second thoughts. I’m excited to see where Chloe and Rachel’s story goes from here, even if I already know how tragic it ultimately ends.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 2 releases October 19 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.