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New Life is Strange Game Announced by Square Enix

March 11, 2021

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

A new Life is Strange game has been announced. Promising a new cast, power, and story, this next game in Dontnod's narrative franchise will have its world premiere at Square Enix Presents next week.

Life is Strange is a series of episodic, story-based games that has some shared elements across the series. Typically, the protagonist (or someone close to them) will have some kind of strange power and get caught up in a mystery. Uncovering that mystery (and exploring the story) is a big part of the appeal, and now a brand-new game in the Life is Strange franchise will be revealed very soon.

 

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New Life is Strange Game Promises a Fresh Story

This mysterious new Life is Strange game is promising players an entirely fresh experience. You can expect to see a new cast of characters in a new location, along with some kind of new mystery for them to uncover.

 
 

Naturally, this new game will also feature some kind of strange power for either the protagonist or one of their friends. Previous games featured time travel (Life is Strange) and telekinesis (Life is Strange 2). The only outlier is the side game Life is Strange: Before the Storm where the protagonist where Chloe had the power to "backtalk" during conversations; strictly speaking, that was not so much a power as it was a manifestation of her being a walking ball of sass.

Sadly, that's all we know about the game for now. The first game was pretty darn good (and some people are warming up to its sequel), so the odds are good that we'll be seeing something pretty cool in next week's reveal.

 
 

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When is the New Life is Strange World Premiere?

The new Life is Strange game will have its World Premiere during Square Enix Presents Spring 2021 stream on March 18, 2021, at 1:00 PM EST according to today's announcement.

"New cast. New power. New story," read the tweet announcing the game. "Catch the World Premiere of the next [Life is Strange] game on March 18th 10PM PDT/5PM GMT at [Square Enix Presents.]"

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What Else is Being Revealed at Square Enix Presents Spring 2021?

I'm sure many people are looking forward to a new Life is Strange game, but that's not all that's on the way — Square Enix will also be featuring a few more games in the mix and we could very well see some surprises from any of these other titles.

Here are the other games that are going to be featuring in the Square Enix Presents Spring 2021 presentation:

  • Balan Wonderworld – find out even more about the weird and wonderful platformer, which launches 26 March. Why, that’s this very month!
  • Just Cause Mobile – the most incendiary series in gaming is coming to mobile and you’ll see it in action. Expect explosions, explosions and probably some more explosions.
  • Marvel's Avengers – join Earth’s Mightiest Heroes for a special look at the latest additions to the time and space-spanning adventure.
  • Outriders – get a new look at the upcoming RPG-shooter ahead of its release on April 1. If you can pull yourself away from the awesome demo long enough to watch, of course.
  • Tomb Raider 25th Anniversary – the series’ 25th Anniversary celebrations continue at SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS!
  • Taito Showcase  take a look at some delightful tiles from Square Enix sister company TAITO.
  • New Square Enix Montreal Games – More mobile mayhem awaits from the award-winning Square Enix Montreal.

Square Enix says that this will be a 40-minute lineup of new trailers and announcements.

For now, you can look forward to seeing the new Life is Strange game and all of this other cool stuff at Square Enix Presents on March 18, 2021, at 1:00 PM EST. You can watch the stream live on Square Enix's website, Twitch, and YouTube.

Are you looking forward to the new Life is Strange game? What do you think we'll see from the other titles at Square Enix Presents Spring 2021? Let us know in the comments below!