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Published: 19/Mar/2021 13:37by Ava Thompson-Powell
The Life is Strange series has encapsulated fans with two fantastic main titles, a prequel, and a spin-off. Now, that the third iteration in the series has been revealed, we’ve got all the release date info you need to get excited about Life is Strange 3: True Colors.
Max and Chloe’s original story from 2015 drew in fans all over the world with a gripping and raw story. Featuring unique gameplay mechanics that allowed players to rewind time on the fly, it’s arguably one of the best narrative-driven games we’ve seen.
The prequel, Before The Storm, further developed Chloe’s story with more grounded mechanics but equally top-notch storytelling. Life is Strange 2 and its spin-off, The Adventures of Captain Underpants came in 2018, and further redefined the landscape for the series.
Now, new gameplay and story elements promise to deliver and expand upon what players have come to expect in Life is Strange: True Colors.
The title has been confirmed to be releasing on PC, Stadia, PS4/PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on September 10, 2021.
If any developments around the release date occur, we’ll be sure to update you with any new changes.
At the moment, we’ve only been treated to a cinematic trailer of the new story. Featuring the typical gorgeous, dreamy art style that fans are used to, we’re given a small peek into what players can expect from Alex’s story.
Stating that True Colors is “a bold new era… with an all-new playable lead character and a thrilling mystery to solve,” the trailer features the new locale of Colorado, Haven Springs, and a slew of characters (including one returning from the original title – Steph) to get to know.
Idyllic and peaceful, there’s a darker undertone to Haven Springs and the people that live there, Alex implies: “For the first time in years, I really let myself believe… I don’t know what to believe now.”
“They’re definitely hiding something.”
Following rumors that Square Enix had removed the original title and sequel developers, Dontnod, the game is created by Deck Nine, the studio that handled Chloe Price and the previously enigmatic Rachel Amber’s prequel story in Life is Strange: Before the Storm.
While little is known about much of the voice cast for True Colors, it was revealed that American singer-songwriter mxmtoon, also known as Maia, will be providing the singing voice of Alex in a Tweet shared by the star, discussing her cover of Radiohead’s ‘Creep’.
my cover of “creep” is here and i hope i didn’t ruin a classic 😅 but with this announce, i am so excited for you all to finally know that i’m a part of @LifeIsStrange: True Colors and honored to be the singing voice for the main character, alex💜 https://t.co/7PbZBIyHJs pic.twitter.com/fs44tOM2xP
— maia (@mxmtoon) March 18, 2021
As previously mentioned, Life is Strange: True Colors follows the journey of Alex as she moves to Haven Springs. Following the death of her brother in what is marked as an accident, Alex starts to utilize the power that she has suppressed to find what actually happened, uncovering dark secrets and mysteries along the way.
While the previous Life is Strange titles featured episodic releases, Life is Strange: True Colors won’t release in this way, instead opting to release the game in its entirety upon release, but will still feature five ‘chapters’ akin to the episodes in prior games.
Alex Chen’s superpower is empathy, something which she considers to be a “curse.” Players will be able to “experience, absorb and manipulate” the characters of Haven Springs’ emotions, influencing and changing the arc of the game in typical Life is Strange fashion.
Many eagle-eyed fans of the series will also notice the appearance of Steph Gingrich from the earlier titles in the trailer, who allowed players to partake in a Dungeons and Dragons-style game back in Before the Storm.
Those who purchase Deluxe and Ultimate Editions of True Colors will receive access to a new, Steph-centric story called Wavelengths – though little has been revealed about what we can expect to get up to.
Three editions are available for pre-order on each title, with more goodies than any true LiS fan could want. These are:
*prices obtained via Steam
That’s all of the info we’ve got on Life is Strange: True Colors. Make sure to check back often, as we’ll continually update this as new information releases.