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The time-warping adventure game Life Is Strange will be getting a sequel according to a post by DONTNOD Entertainment on the game’s official Tumblr blog.

Life is Strange is an adventure game developed by DONTNOD Entertainment and published by Square Enix. Players take on the role of Max Caulfield, a young woman with an affinity for photography in her final year of high school. Throughout the course of the game, Max learns that she has the ability to rewind time and she must use these powers to unravel the mystery at the heart of the fictional town of Arcadia Bay, Oregon.

The game received generally favorable reviews with a Metascore of 85 on Metacritic and a user score of 8.6; OpenCritic gives the game an Official Score of 82 with a much higher Contributor Average of 92. According to DONTNOD Entertainment, the game has over 3 million unique paying customers across all platforms.

The team behind the first game is hard at work on the sequel. Aside from it being set under the same brand, we don’t yet know much in the way of details. DONTNOD has stated that they won’t be showing anything at E3 this year. They conclude the post by stating that they’re thankful for the patience and patronage of their fans. If you don’t yet own Life is Strange, you can pick it up on sale for PC over at the Humble Store for $4.99 or your regional equivalent. The sale ends on May 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time.


Quick Take

Man, I really liked the first game. It wasn’t perfect by any means, but it was really well-produced. My only gripe was that the music used in the game was subject to weird licensing restrictions because some of the artists were based in France. I think it’s silly to be unable to snap up a digital game soundtrack these days, and I really hope the success of the previous game will allow DONTNOD to negotiate for better terms.

What do you think of Life is Strange getting a sequel? Do you hope to see a continuation of the adventures of Max & Chloe or would you prefer that they tackle a new set of characters? Do you think it will be able to live up to the first game? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!



  • JuicyHopFrog

    I’m not saying it shouldn’t exist or anything, but that game was an endurance test. I failed.

  • Robert N. Adams

    I thought it dragged on a little bit myself, but I enjoyed it way more than not. I really liked it nonetheless, it had a great, relaxed feel to it overall.

  • JuicyHopFrog

    I could see that. For some reason I just could not get connected to the characters. I have enjoyed that genre in the past. I’m still holding out for TWAU 2.

  • Robert N. Adams

    That’s totally fair. When a game so strongly relies on its narrative like Life Is Strange does, you can’t really do much if you don’t relate to the characters.

  • BurntToShreds

    Can’t wait for them to hella-pander some more. Will the unlikable love interest with sociopathic tendencies have pink hair this time, or will they keep it blue? How many social issues are going to be crammed into the game so that they can be handled hamfistedly? Will they keep you limited to a choice of two endings this time, or will we get three? Or maybe just one ending where your character has to choose the horrible love interest because otherwise DONTNOD would be declared an enabler of all of the phobias and -isms that Tumblr’s come up with so far?

    The most important question for the sequel, though, is this: Will those beans finally get eaten?

  • Chris Anderson

    I’m really excited for this, just as I was for the first game after a sibling introduced me to it. Really glad they publicly announced the rumored sequel. Going off their previous interviews and statements on the subject, they said that a sequel will likely not feature the same cast as the original game. I wonder what they’ll come up with!

  • Robert N. Adams

    I can’t say that I necessarily agree with your opinion, but I’ll be damned if it isn’t hilarious. haha 😡

  • Ace

    So another game that keeps consistently telling you that your choices are important and then at the very end just gives you one choice which invalidates all the choices you’ve made throughout the game?

  • webkilla

    no surprise there – it seemed to sell well

  • Serathis

    More teenage girl problem simulator? Like, “I have a crush on my teacher” and “I can turn back time”?

  • Serathis

    Pretty much!