Life Is Strange 2 will flee its predecessor’s high school setting, opting for a brand new tale about brothers on the run. The game will star Sean and Daniel Diaz, who you may recall from The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit. When the pair inadvertently murder a police officer, they find themselves with no option but to flee Seattle for their family’s hometown of Puerto Lobos, Mexico. You’ll be making the journey alongside them.
You’ll play as the older sibling, and much like in The Walking Dead: The Final Season, your decisions throughout the five episodes will have an impact on how Daniel matures. “As with previous games in the series, Life Is Strange 2 will tackle a host of issues that all of us can identify with and that will cause moral dilemmas and require much soul searching,” the official blog explains. “These themes come together most powerfully in the way Daniel will develop depending on the lessons you teach him and the role model you decide to be.”
There’ll be a new power which developer DONTNOD is keeping underwraps, but our guess is some kind of telekinesis. French composer Jonathan Morali will once again score the game, while a new licensed soundtrack will also be on hand to inject added emotion into key scenes. The first gameplay footage will debut at Gamescom 2018 this week, with the inaugural episode due out on 27th September. We’re not sure what to think yet.