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Dontnod And Square Enix Announce Life Is Strange

Square Enix and Remember Me developer Dontnod have announced what might be the most appropriately titled game this year. The new game, Life is Strange, is a brand new intellectual property that will be delivered digitally using an episodic format.

Square Enix describes Life is Strange as "an entirely new IP in the official Square Enix family," indicating that the publisher hopes to be in this for the long haul. The title takes place in Oregon, as Max Caulfield returns home and discovers she can rewind time. Every action has a ripple effect, but players will be able to tweak their decisions thanks to Max's abilities.

We don't know much yet (though Square Enix says that every texture is hand-drawn), but we're eager to check the game out later this week at Gamescom. Keep an eye out for our impressions. The title is coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. No release window has been provided yet.

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  • Looks interesting. I liked the concept of Remember Me, but was never really sold on the implementation of it. I hope this turns out well.
  • Not into episodic. Not paying 10 times for 1 game, basically buying each stage now.
  • Well I am certainly intrigued.

  • I liked Remember Me, it was one of my top 5 games of 2013. I give them credit for trying something new, great setting and I liked the combat. The story was hard to follow, I hope they make a sequel. This game I will give a chance because of their work with Remember Me. I like the concept of this, and I'm willing to give this dev my money.
  • I dislike episodic releases. I'll simply wait until all of the episodes are out and buy the game at 66%-75% off like I do with Telltale's games.

  • This seems pretty interesting. I like Square Enix as a developer and i will definitely keep looking out for more info on this.
  • modern day prince of Persia? Count me in!

  • Fuuuuck!! More episodic content?? Why not just make into a full fledged game with sequels being season 2... I mean we are already wanting to Tell Tale to do away with their episodic format as they seem to lose focus when tackling so many projects at once. Life is certainly strange... I tend to not trust Squenix game until PS+ came along so I will wait for a similar bundled offering.
  • Remember Me was pretty all around mediocre, so I hope they can pull out something better with this.

  • My interest is piqued. As a side note, I'm hoping for some sort of sequel to Remember Me with a greater focus on memory remixing and an actual combo lab.
  • Sounds pretty cool, DONTNOD seems to really like female protagonist and I actually enjoyed Remember Me it was unique.

  • I hope she can rewind time to go back and tell developers episode type games isn't a good idea.
  • It'll certainly be pretty. I was hoping for a Remember Me sequel though.

  • Hmmm intruigued concept, let's see if this'll be a buy for me.

  • Only thing putting me off is digital release via episodic format.

  • yesss. I LOVED remember me. It definitely had it's flaws but i'm really excited for a new game by dontnod.

  • I loved Remember Me. It never unlocked it's full potential though, and I was sad about that. But I'm excite about this. Hopefully the devs will be able to step it up a bit

  • Remember Me was a fantastic game with an excellent combat system. IMO second best after the Arkham series and closely followed by Sleeping Dogs. It reminded me a lot of Enslaved (jumping mechanic + control feel, another overlooked gem.

    Can't wait for this.

  • Sounds interesting I may keep an eye on this.

  • Sounds really interesting, I will be watching out for this.

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