e3 2017

Ashly Burch Not Returning As Chloe In Life Is Strange: Before The Storm

by Joe Juba on Jun 12, 2017 at 02:51 PM

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.

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.


Our Take
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.