Life is Strange developer DONTNOD Entertainment announced in a special message that a second season of the popular episodic game is currently in development. DONTNOD also said that Life is Strange reached an achievement of 3 million unique players, and thanked the “fantastic community” for letters, gifts, and more. According to the video, the Life is Strange team at DONTNOD has been working on a new game since the release of the season 1 boxed version last year.
Set in the fictional town of Arcadia Bay, Oregon, in Life is Strange players take control of Max Caulfield, a photography student who discovers her power to rewind time. Decisions you make throughout the game soon create a “butterfly effect”, and have a lasting impact the more Max tries to stop both environmental and man-made disasters. The game was quickly praised for its narrative and depth of characters, in addition to the environment of the Pacific Northwest.
The good news from all of this is that there is a Life is Strange 2 on the way. The unfortunate news, at least for right now, is we don’t know anything about it. In the last episode of the game, “Polarized”, players have to make one of two tough decisions. While one decision might be a little more final than the other, there is still more than enough material to explore with the second season and still many questions that could be answered. What is also uncertain is whether the second season will pick up with the main characters, Max and Chloe, or even if it will be set in Arcadia Bay at all. You can read part of DONTNOD’s statement regarding that below:
We can’t wait to tell you all about it when the time is right, but for now we are hard at work ensuring it is the very best game we can create. We’re really thankful for your patience thus far and ask for a bit more time. The new game will not be at E3 in June this year but we will be watching the show alongside you all and wish everyone good luck!
Last year, a live-action TV show of Life is Strange was announced, with Square Enix stating the show would be available for digital streaming services and in partnership with Legendary Pictures. There has not been any more news about the show since then.
Stay up to date with The Nerd Stash as more Life is Strange 2 information unfolds. You can watch DONTNOD’s full announcement video below.
Tori is a writer and gamer originally from Vault 111, but now she resides in Chicago. She has an MFA in creative writing-fiction, runs primarily on coffee, and is an expert on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Follow her on Twitter @torithatnerd.