Remember Me Developer Returns with Life is Strange
Life is Strange— words to live by, and the name of Dontnod’s new episodic adventure series. Taking a few notes from the runaway success of Telltale Games’ excellent adventure game/guilt simulator The Walking Dead series, publisher Square Enix promises that this new property will offer bold new types of gameplay and narrative experiences that will continue to build on past choices as you continue to play through new episodes.
The story of Life is Strange follows Max Caulfield, who has been absent from the fictional town of Arcadia Bay, Oregon for five years now. “Upon returning home she discovers that Rachel Amber, a fellow senior at school, has disappeared under mysterious and rather uncomfortable circumstances,” the blog read. “While trying to uncover the truth Max reunites with an old friend, Chloe, and makes a startling discovery: Max has the power to rewind time…”
Dontnod, the developers of Remember Me, teamed with Square Enix in creating Life is Strange. Based on what we know so far, it looks like the Butterfly Effect (and other, similar, sci-fi philosophical phenomenon) will play a large part in how the story of Life is Strange plays out. Thus far the idea seems intriguing; most games are built around the idea of repeating something in an attempt to do it perfectly, but few are built around a character who willingly manipulates time to get things right.
There’s no announced release date for Life is Strange, but it will be available for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and the Xbox One.