Tue August 21 2018
by Charlie Fripp
Just before Gamescom kicks off in German, developer Dontnod Entertainment unveiled new details about Life is Strange 2.
Releasing on September 27, it departs from the first game in the franchise and focuses on 16-year old Sean and 9-year old Daniel Diaz, who have to flee their home in suburban Seattle after a tragic event that changes their lives forever.
According to the press release:
“On the run from the police, Sean makes a difficult decision; to take his brother and go to Puerto Lobos, Mexico. Life on the road is dangerous and the brothers will be faced with tough decisions as they bravely undertake a journey that will test the bonds of brotherhood.”
Square Enix also explained how Captain Spirit ties the two games in the franchise together.
“The release of Captain Spirit was a great moment for the team and we can’t wait to introduce the players to the new story and characters of Life is Strange 2. We have worked hard with the original team to keep what I personally loved to craft in the first game: the mood, the cinematographic work and of course, the music,” said Raoul Barbet Co-Creative Director at Dontnod Entertainment.
“After the exciting adventures of Max and Chloe, we are extremely happy that you will all soon meet Sean and Daniel Diaz, our new protagonists, and follow them on their journey.” said Michel Koch, Co-Creative Director. “We love diving back into the Life is Strange universe along with our lead writer, Jean-Luc Cano, to create our new story and characters.”
Have a look at the reveal trailer below: