Following the reveal trailer, DONTNOD Entertainment has debuted 19 minutes of Life is Strange 2 gameplay from gamescom 2018. The first of five Life is Strange 2 episodes will release on September 27, 2018 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
The main characters of Life is Strange 2 are brothers Sean (16) and Daniel Diaz (9), two brothers living a fairly normal life in Seattle, Washington state. Following a tragic event, their lives are forever changed. Now on the run from the police and threatened with both separation and incarceration, Sean decides to take his younger brother and seek a better life in their family’s home town of Puerto Lobos, Mexico.
Life on the road is tough and dangerous. The brothers will face all manner of challenges as they bravely undertake a journey that will test the bonds of brotherhood. Playing as Sean, you will need to make the kind of tough choices you can expect from a Life is Strange game, and you will need to live with the consequences of your actions. The game will this time focus on brotherhood alongside the need to guide and educate your younger brother whilst simultaneously coming of age yourself. As with previous games in the series, Life is Strange 2 will tackle a host of issues that all of us can identify with and that will cause moral dilemmas and require much soul searching. These themes come together most powerfully in the way Daniel will develop depending on the lessons you teach him and the role model you decide to be.
Life is Strange 2 will feature a new power. What it is and how it relates to the brothers is something you will discover in due course! As Sean and Daniel travel towards Mexico, they will also meet an entirely new cast of characters and pass through numerous new settings.
The game is the sequel to Life is Strange, which kicked off its five episodes in January of 2015. That game allowed players to go back in time to influence the past, present and future. In Life is Strange, you are Maxine Caulfield, a photography student, who, while saving the life of her childhood friend Chloe, discovers that she can go back in time. The two young women soon find themselves confronted with the sordid underbelly of Arcadia Bay as they find out the truth about the disappearance of another student.
Meanwhile, Max begins to have premonitory visions, and tries to understand the implications of her power. She must quickly learn that changing the past can have disastrous consequences for the future.
That was followed in June, 2018 with The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, which gave a glimpse in to Life is Strange 2‘s new story. In The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, you play as Chris, an ordinary 10-year old boy who dreams of being a superhero. Chris has a big imagination that will take him on all sorts of adventures, but on this particular Saturday something truly extraordinary will happen to him.