For all you Life Is Strange fans out there, great news! Legendary Digital Studios is teaming up with Square Enix and dj2 to bring the episodic game to life in a new digital series.
Welcome back to Arcadia Bay
Senior VP of Development and Production for Legendary Digital Studios, Greg Siegel made the announcement today about the upcoming series. Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons of dj2 Entertainment will be developing and producing the project. The pair most recently produced the upcoming film Sonic the Hedgehog for Sony Pictures.
Life Is Strange is the winner of many awards:
- BAFTA for Best Story
- Golden Joystick’s Performance of the Year
- The Game Awards’ Games for Impact Award
- Peabody Award
“Life is Strange is one of those rare properties that combines incredibly developed characters and storylines with deeply engaging gameplay,” Siegel said. “It lends itself perfectly to live-action imaginings. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Square Enix, DONTNOD Entertainment and dj2 to bring the world of Arcadia Bay to life in an exciting new way.”
VP Brand and European Marketing at Square Enix, Jon Brooke, said, “Now that the first episode of the Life is Strange game is free to download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Mac and PC; there’s never been a better time to play or to introduce a friend to the beautiful world of Arcadia Bay.”
Join Max and Chloe, again…
“We’re proud and excited to be working alongside Legendary to realize a new version of Arcadia Bay and Blackwell Academy complete with our rich cast of realistic, believable characters and memorable events,” said Jon Brooke, VP Brand and European Marketing at Square Enix.
Max Caulfield is a new photography student at Blackwell Academy. Max reconnects with her childhood best friend Chloe Price. The pair embark on a journey investigating the disappearance of student Rachel Amber. They soon unravel the dark mysteries that plague Arcadia Bay unseen.
Life Is Strange is admittedly this writer’s favorite video game for its dynamic storyline and vivid characters. Tumblr is loaded with Max and Chloe fan-fiction and fan art that is adored by the crew at DONTNOD Entertainment. If you love story, this is a must-play!