Ashly Burch Not Returning As Chloe In Life Is Strange: Before The Storm
Yesterday, we saw the official reveal of Life is Strange: Before the Storm. The episodic game will tell the story of Rachel and Chloe prior to the events of the original series. Chloe was a main character in Life is Strange, and part of what brought her to life was a fantastic voice performance from Ashly Burch.
However, Burch revealed on Twitter that she will not be reprising the role for the upcoming prequel.
Hey y'all, to the fans asking - I wasn't able to reprise my role as Chloe in Life is Strange: Before the Storm due to the SAG-AFTRA strike— Ashly Burch (@ashly_burch) June 12, 2017
Burch was nominated for a Game Award for her performance as Chloe in 2015.
The first episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm releases on August 31.
Frankly, this is a bummer. I don't want to dismiss the new performer's work before I've heard it, but it's always jarring when characters suddenly get a different voice.