Update: September 10, 2020 (8:15 am CT): Chapter Three of Tell Me Why is now available, and is also included on Xbox Game Pass.
Update: September 3, 2020 (11:30 am CT): Chapter Two of Tell Me Why is now available, and is also included on Xbox Game Pass.
What you need to know
- Tell Me Why is the latest project from Dontnod, known for their work on the Life is Strange series.
- It's an emotional story that talks about the LGBTQ community and mental health issues.
- The game will come in three chapters, with each chapter releasing a week apart.
- The first chapter is now available, and is included in Xbox Game Pass day one.
Dontnod is known for their powerful narrative-driven games, and Tell Me Why, noted in our review for the meaningful conversations and the respectful manor in which the game approaches the LGBTQ community and indigenous culture, is the latest to come out of the creative studio. Tell Me Why is split into three distinct chapters, and the first chapter of this unique game from Dontnod is now available.
We made this video to let you know Chapter One of Tell Me Why is available today pic.twitter.com/ikFPJNBZuiWe made this video to let you know Chapter One of Tell Me Why is available today pic.twitter.com/ikFPJNBZui— Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) August 27, 2020August 27, 2020
Tell Me Why is the story of two twins, Tyler and Alyson Ronan, who have reconnected after Tyler spent a grueling ten years in a youth correctional facility. The story explores everything that led up to the moment in which Tyler defended himself from his mother, who he believed was threating his life for being transgender. It's a fascinating game that revolves around this duo and the mystery surrounding that day.
Players can choose to purchase the game and then play each chapter as it comes out, but Tell Me Why is also included in Xbox Game Pass from launch till the end of time, so subscribers can also enjoy the nuances of Tell Me Why's store without shelling out extra to purchase the game. As noted before, this initial release is only for the first chapter of Tell Me Why. The second chapter will drop on September 3, 2020, and the third and final chapter will follow on September 10, 2020. Each chapter will come to Xbox Game Pass the moment it launches.
Update, September 3, 2020 (11:30 am CT)—Chapter Two is now available, also launches into Xbox Game Pass
Right on schedule, Chapter Two of Tell Me Why is now available, and continues the moving story started by Chapter One. Chapter Two is also available through Xbox Game Pass, so players who were playing Tell Me Why through Microsoft's gaming subscription service can grab Chapter Two right now and play through it. Chapter Three should be launching on September 10, and will also come to Xbox Game Pass day one.
Update, September 10, 2020 (8:15 am CT)—Chapter Three is now available, also launches into Xbox Game Pass
The third and final episode, Chapter three of Tell Me Why is now available, rounding out and finishing the moving and emotional story started at the end of August. Chapter Three is also available through Xbox Game Pass, so players who started Tell Me Why's story through Microsoft's subscription service can also finish the game by downloading and playing Chapter Three right now, at no additional cost. This is the last chapter of Tell Me Why, so the game is now available in its entirety.
A short and touching adventure
Tell Me Why respectfully deals with sensitive topics and tells a meaningful story about grief and trauma. The performance and dialogue can be janky at times, but that shouldn't deter you from this experience.
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer primarily focused on covering the latest news, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been with Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019. While originally brought on to write about all things Minecraft, Zachary has since expanded to write about practically everything that Windows Central covers. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.
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