As the release date of Life is Strange 2’s first episode approaches, developer DONTNOD Entertainment is showcasing a ton of details about their exciting sequel. Along with the 20 minutes of gameplay revealed earlier in the month, the company has also recently released character trailers, an official launch trailer, and a behind the scenes documentary look at the creation of the new season.
Although inspired by the original, LIS2, will take a very different route by following the journey of two brothers who find themselves completely on their own after a tragedy befalls their family.
Sixteen year old Sean is the older of the two brothers who suddenly finds himself in the position of provider and caretaker to his younger brother, Daniel. As he attempts to get them both to Mexico in one piece, Sean will have to make tough decisions that will shape the course of his life and that of his brother, forever.
Daniel is a mischievous & curious, 9 year old who seems unaware of everything that’s happening to his world. Daniel completely trusts his brother, Sean for shelter, safety, and to find them a new place they can call home.
LIS2 (Behind the Scenes)
In a 10 minute documentary, directors & co-creators, Raoul Barbet and Michel Koch, and writer/co-creator Jean-Luc Cano discuss how they began working on LIS 2 right after the original game released and the thinking processes behind this new story.
The first step in figuring out what LIS2 would look like was to hone in on what the “DNA” of this series really is. They concluded that the episodic drama is about “everyday relatable people, facing universal issues, laced with a twist of the strange.”
A very important part of season 2 will be the travel aspect. Throughout their journey, players will have to constantly be on the move, never staying in one place too long.
Another aspect of the game will include having to survive without money. After the two brothers must flee the comfortable home life they’ve become accustomed to, they’ll have to quickly adjust to life on the run and on their own.
As players struggle with the characters’ dilemmas, they’ll be responsible for making big decisions which will determine who Sean and Daniel become.
Besides the focus on writing and story, the developers also worked hard on the overall look, sound, and feel of the game. While keeping the artistic vibe of the original, LIS2 ups the ante when it comes to animation, graphical quality, and details such as the voice acting, motion capture, and music.
You can see the latest trailers and behind the scenes documentary from DONTNOD Entertainment, below.
Sean Character Trailer
Daniel Character Trailer
“The Road to LIS2” (10-minute documentary)
For those who love to cosplay, DONTNOD Entertainment has released outfit guides for Daniel and Sean. They also have one for Chris, the main character of The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, a standalone narrative that connects to the world of LIS2.
Episode 1 of Life is Strange 2 will release on September 27th for the PC, PS4, and XB1. Pre-orders for the full, 5-episode season are available on the PlayStation and Microsoft stores and Steam for $39.99.
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit can be downloaded for free on the aforementioned platforms.
Source: DONTNOD Entertainment