Feeling blue

If you’re the type of person that’s constantly crying for something a little out of the ordinary, then it’s time to put your money where your mouth is. Life Is Strange, the episodic existential escapade from Remember Me developer Dontnod Entertainment, has been given a release date – and it premieres on 30th January on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

While the actual game doesn’t look anywhere near as good as its artwork indicated at Gamescom last year, it still has a fascinating premise. It’s essentially about two estranged friends, who go in search of a missing girl named Rachel Amber. Inspirations appear to range from Heavy Rain right the way through to Twin Peaks, with dialogue and decision making being the emphasis here.

Much like a Telltale title, the series will consist of five episodes, with the first retailing for £3.99/$4.99. Of course, you’ll be able to buy a Season Pass for £15.99/$19.99. Brilliantly, there’ll also be an option to purchase episodes two to five for £13.99/$16.99, meaning that you’ll be slightly out of pocket, but will be able to try the first instalment and see if it grabs you before stumping up for the rest.

There’s a brand new trailer embedded below, which is positively packed with press quotes. It’s the soft rock that’s sold us, though, even if we’re finding the clip’s autumnal vibe a teensy bit twee. Do you think that life really is strange? Nod your head in the comments section below.

[source eurogamer.net, via uk.ign.com]