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Square Enix reveals 10-minutes of Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Life Is Strange: Before the Storm is an upcoming episodic graphic adventure video game developed by Deck Nine and published by Square Enix.

It is set as a prequel to Life Is Strange and will focus on sixteen-year-old Chloe Price.

A brand new 10-minute piece of footage from Before the Storm has been revealed.

Returning to a familiar setting in Arcadia Bay, this brand new gameplay footage shows a 16-year-old Chloe Price who is still struggling with her father’s death and trying to deal with the unwelcome entry of a new father figure, David.

After a blurred awakening following an event in the Mill the night before, this scene, which is cut together from a much longer sequence in the game, unveils Chloe’s house for the first time in Before the Storm.

The clip provides fans with a glimpse at Chloe and David’s turbulent relationship.

Unlike its predecessor, the game does not include time travel.

This is a portion of what made the original Life is Strange such an exciting and intriguing game.

Instead, Before the Storm features the ability ‘backtalk’, with which the player can call upon to get out of certain precarious situations.

A dialogue tree presents itself when a conversation or commentary is prompted like its predecessor decisions will change momentary and permanent outcomes.

The environment can be interacted with and altered, including marking walls with graffiti.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is being developed by a different company to the original, hopefully, they can live of to the legacy of the original.

Square Enix chose Deck Nine to develop the prequel to Life Is Strange after the developer's proprietary StoryForge tools had made an impression.

Rhianna DeVries, who initially did the game's motion capture for Chloe Price, voices the character, while the original voice actress, Ashly Burch, serves as a writing consultant.

The first of three episodes of Life is Strange: Before the Storm is titled ‘Awake’ and will release on August 31.

You can watch the new trailer here:

 

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