Life is Strange: True Colors announced at Square Enix Presents showcase, set to be available on September 10

Life Is Strange True Colors Guitar
Life Is Strange True Colors Guitar (Image credit: Square Enix)

What you need to know

  • Life is Strange: True Colors has leaked ahead of the Square Enix Presents showcase later today.
  • A listing on GameInformer confirmed the name, key art and release date of the title.
  • The game's protagonist is Alex Chen, who can use Empathy to absorb the emotions of those near her.
  • It's being developed by Deck Nine and is set to be available on September 10, 2021.

Update, March 18 (1:33 ET): The game has been officially announced and we've updated this post with the trailer.

Ahead of today's Square Enix Presents showcase, the next Life is Strange title has leaked. A listing on Game Informer confirms that it is titled Life is Strange: True Colors and it's being developed by Deck Nine. This game stars an entirely new protagonist with a mysterious new power.

You can check out the reveal trailer below:

Per the game's Steam listing, the protagonist is named Alex Chen, wielding the power of Empathy, allowing her to absorb, experience and even change around the emotions of those around her, which she perceives as blazing, bright colors. The plot kicks off with the death of Chen's brother, which she begins to investigate. Deck Nine previously developed Life is Strange: Before the Storm, a prequel story set before the events of the first Life is Strange, which was developed by Dontnod, the team that also developed Life is Strange 2.

The Deluxe Edition of Life is Strange: True Colors includes new outfits and an extra sidequest. The Ultimate Edition includes the Deluxe Edition items, as well as a remaster of Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before the Storm, including a Zombie Chloe outfit.

Unlike prior titles, it's shipping as a full game all at once, meaning there's no waiting for episodes to release. Life is Strange: True Colors currently has a release date of September 10, 2021. It's coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, PC, and Stadia.

Update, March 18 (1:33 pm ET) — More info

Life is Strange: True Colors has been officially announced.

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  • So LiS 1 and BTS are getting remastered versions?
  • A remaster already? 6 years ago isn't that long for a game, that's like remastering Overwatch. At least it comes with some new content, that's good.