There you have it Life is Strange fans: the full trailer for Life is Strange 2 was finally revealed today. Now we have a good idea of what to expect on September 27th. Yes, sadly, there is no Max no Chloe cameo (yet), as their story has ended. But it still looks amazing. This new chapter stars characters that first made an appearance in the free-to-play Captain Spirit game.
Official info from the Life is Strange Blog :
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.
It certainly sounds like an interesting new direction. While many are disappointed it isn’t what they hoped for, we will have to reserve judgment till reviews are out for Episode 1. What are your thoughts based on the trailer? Will you be pre-ordering it or just checking out the first episode? Let us know in the comments and get ready for another emotional rollercoaster.
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