New ‘Life Is Strange’ Update: ‘Life is Strange: Before the Storm’ Episode 1 Coming Out Soon; Trailer, Release Date & Details Revealed

By LJ Joseph, Posted: 06/13/17 06:15AM EDT

Square Enix announced that the new "Life is Strange: Before the Storm" is coming out for PC and game consoles in the next two months. In line with this, a new announcement trailer has been released together with new game details and features.

"Life Is Strange: Before The Storm" Episode 1 Release Date

The development of the "Life is Strange," an episodic graphic adventure video game, started in April 2013. Since then, the game received favorable reviews. With this, Dontnod Entertainment and Square Enix are currently developing a digital series including a sequel, "Life is Strange 2," and a prequel, "Life is Strange: Before the Storm."

The "Life is Strange: Before the Storm" Episode 1 is coming out soon for PC and game consoles. It is set for release on August 31, 2017, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC (Steam), as reported in the "Life is Strange" blog post.

"Life Is Strange: Before The Storm" Features

The "Life is Strange: Before the Storm" is set in Arcadia Bay, three years before the events of the original game. In the game, players will take on the role of a rebellious 16-year old Chloe Price.

The story of the upcoming "Life is Strange: Before the Storm" focuses on when Chloe meets the popular Rachel Amber who is destined for success. After a Rachel's family secret turned their fortune upside down, Chloe and Rachel formed a friendship and used their alliance to gain strength and overcome their demons, Wccftech reports.

"Life Is Strange: Before The Storm" Trailer & New Details

As more anticipation arises, Square Enix released a new announcement trailer for the next entry in the "Life is Strange" franchise at the recent Microsoft's E3 2017. In the upcoming game, Chloe Price will be voiced by the talented actress Rhianna DeVries. Meanwhile, Ashly Burch, Chloe's original voice actor, makes a welcome return to the family as a writer. She will work along with several writers at Deck Nine lead by Lead writer Zak Garriss, Polygon reports.

Players Can Still Play As Max Caulfield

"Life is Strange" fans may still want to play more as the protagonist Max Caulfield. Hence, they will still be given one final chance to play as Max. This will be available in the self-contained bonus Farewell episode. It is set for release after episode 3, and will only be available as part of the "Life is Strange: Before the Storm" Deluxe Edition.

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