E3 2017: Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a prequel story

June 11, 2017 by  
Filed under News, E3 2017

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a prequel being developed by Deck Nine, and it should be mentioned that this is not the same game that developers Dontnod are currently working on – yes, that means 2 games are in development.

Here though the focus is going to be on Chloe and Rachel. The trailer shows Chloe attending Blackwell Academy, getting mixed up with some dodgy-looking people, and shows more of her backstory, including the accident that killed her father.

Not much is shown about the narrative of the story, or whether any special abilities are going to be involved – Chloe only learned about Max’s powers upon meeting her, so if there is any supernatural elements, how it will be incorporated into the plot still remains a mystery.

However, considering Life is Strange: Before the Storm is only going to have 3 episodes, it seems that there may not be much to explore about Chloe’s character – a lot of mysteries were resolved in the first game – so perhaps it is more about expanding on her background, a moral-driven story rather than the focus being on anything supernatural.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode One will be released on August 31st 2017.