Life is Strange: Before The Storm's First Episode Drops In August

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Get ready for a hella teen time in Life is Strange: Before the Storm, a prequel starring Chloe and Rachel before the events of the first game. There will be three episodes total, with the first one releasing on August 31st.

Here’s the very dramatic first trailer:

The question is: will there be time travel this time around? Or some other supernatural power? If nothing else, I can’t wait for Rachel to rip my heart out, given that we know how everything ends up. :)


Of course, we already knew this was coming—the game leaked earlier this month. Note that this prequel is not being developed by Dontnod, who are actually working on a Life is Strange sequel.

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I friggin’ loved Life is Strange, but I really wonder why they decided to make a prequel. I was interested in Rachel Amber, but unless it’s just going to be some of her escapades with Chloe (without superpowers), I’m not certain what this could do without affecting the original Life is Strange. Chloe had never come across powers before, so...