Fans of Life is Strange from DONTNOD Studios and Square Enix are in for a treat. The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit releases for free for Xbox One gamers on June 26th. The free-to-lay game features an original story, and it's set in the same world as its predecessor. Music and animation from the trailer seem quite a bit livelier than what we've come to love with Life is Strange. Gone are the dark shadows and lurking secrets of a stranger life. The reveal trailer showcases the titular hero as a young child living within a world of imagination. Interactions with his father bring him back to the real world, and we can overhear him talking to friends about the adventures of his superhero alter ego. The story seems a slice-of-life or coming-of-age tale as much as anything else.
As Captain Spirit, the main character dutifully challenges the snowmen and their Snowmancer boss in a game that looks to be a likely hit with the Life is Strange crowd. His family and friends seem to be a part of the adventure, at least in the head of the young hero. Daily life is an ongoing adventure. The animation looks spot-on, and this is a title that may well appeal to a much wider fanbase than its predecessor. There may also be more to be seen, as this is just a launch trailer. Since it's a free game, everyone gets to judge for themselves whether or not Captain Spirit is their kind of hero. If the title of the hero's shirt (or the title of the game itself) is any indicator, the adventures of Captain Spirit are likely to be... awesome.
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