Good news for Life is Strange fans! Square Enix just announced a release timeframe for the upcoming bonus episode, Farewell. Releasing in early 2018, the episode will focus on a young Max and Chloe, and Chloe’s original voice actress, Ashly Burch, will reprise her role (she couldn’t do it for the main game due to the SAG-AFTRA strike). Square Enix also gave an update on the progress of the upcoming third episode of Before the Storm by saying that “the team is focused on completing the final stages of polish for episode three, the finale of Before the Storm.”
Here’s how Square Enix announced the news over on the official site:
We’re very excited to tell you that Before the Storm’s bonus episode “Farewell” will be releasing in early 2018 and in even more exciting news; Hannah Telle and Ashly Burch will be returning to play Max and Chloe! As you are all aware, Ashly has been working with the writing team at Deck Nine and we’re ecstatic that she will be returning to play the role of young Chloe.
Check out the behind-the-scenes video for Life is Strange: Before the Storm below:
For more on the episodic adventure game, check out my Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode Two review. Here’s what I had to say about how the season is coming together so far:
Two episodes in, and I’m absolutely astonished at just how good Life is Strange: Before the Storm is. Deck Nine Games have managed to both stay faithful to Dontnod’s original while also adding their own flavor to the game, and it manages to succeed thanks to some really strong writing. Even as someone that fullheartedly loved the first game, it has managed to outdo all my expectations, and has made a lot of my worries seem silly in retrospect. Now I’m excited to see how Before the Storm concludes next episode, and have zero doubt that they’ll nail the landing.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm episode three is set to release in the near future and the Farewell episode launches in early 2018.
[Source: Square Enix]