Edit 24th Sept – Our full review of Life is Strange: True Colors is now live. Give that a read whilst you wait for the Life is Strange Remastered Collection to drop – that’s now been pushed out to February 1st 2022.
Anyone who has ever taken in a Life is Strange episode will know all about the narrative, the mystery, the magic and the protagonists. Now though the next chapter in the franchise has been detailed and dated, alongside that of a Remastered Collection. Wanna know more about Life is Strange: True Colors and the Life is Strange Remastered Collection?
Announced during the Square Enix Presents company showcase, Life is Strange: True Colors is the next entry in the critically acclaimed franchise. Created by those at Square Enix and Deck Nine Games – they previously behind Life is Strange: Before the Storm – True Colors looks set to deliver more of the same much loved formula.
Coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Google Stadia and PC on September 10th 2021, Life is Strange: True Colors will feature a new protagonist, a new supernatural power, and a new thrilling mystery.
True Colors looks set to mix things up a little more and for the first time in the history of the franchise, the game will release in one go – there will be no episodic chapter nonsense here. Brought to life through full performance capture tech by rising talent Erika Mori, players will navigate Haven Springs as Alex Chen who has long suppressed her ‘curse’: the psychic power of Empathy, a supernatural ability which allows her to experience, absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others – which she sees as blazing, colored auras. Yet when her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must at last embrace her volatile power to find the truth – all while uncovering the dark secrets buried by a small town.
Alex Chen’s journey and power is yours to control, and her future is in your hands. But that’s not all you’ll need to worry about and as you go exploring in Haven Springs, the gameplay will be underpinned by the exclusive soundtrack, with new tracks by mxmtoon and Novo Amor, and licensed songs including Radiohead, Phoebe Bridgers, Gabrielle Aplin, and much more.
Jeff Litchford, Vice President at Deck Nine Games stated, “It has been such an honor to return to the vibrant, emotive, and impactful world of Life is Strange. We are delighted to share this new story with you: a story of empathy, human connection, and the struggle to find a place to call home. All of the advancements in storytelling, development technology, and premium voice acting that we have made since Life is Strange: Before the Storm will allow players to be more immersed in the compelling world of Life is Strange: True Colors than ever before.”
That’s not all though and Square Enix have also confirmed the Life is Strange Remastered Collection. This will bring together remastered editions of Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before the Storm, with both of the series’ featuring improved visuals and animations. You’ll be able to grab this collection as part of the Ultimate Edition of Life is Strange: True Colors, or as a stand-alone edition later this year.
Life is Strange: True Colors will be available in both digital and physical forms, across three editions; the Standard Edition, the Deluxe Edition and the Ultimate Edition.
September 10th 2021 may seem a way off, but we’ll be sure to bring you all the latest coverage of Life is Strange between now and then. Let us know what format you’ll be playing Life is Strange: True Colors on though – it’ll be releasing on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Stadia and PC. But for now, kick on with the video below.