Life is Strange: Before the Storm's first episode is coming on August 31

We knew a second Life is Strange game was in the works, but now it has a release date. Shown off on stage at Microsoft's E3 2017 briefing, the first episode for Life is Strange: Before the Storm is set to arrive on August 31.

The original Life is Strange was hailed for its novel approach to storytelling in a game, following protagonist Max as you explore the disappearance of a fellow student. Throughout the game, you have the unique ability to rewind time to get explore different outcomes based on your choices.

We didn't get much in the way of details concerning what the game will be about, but it looks like it'll be a unique experience just like the first. We do know that the narrative-heavy episodic game will take place over the course of three parts.

According to the trailer shown off on stage, episode one should be up for pre-order shortly.

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  • Nifty. I liked the style of the first season.
  • This was great. This was probably my biggest highlight of the XB conference.
  • I was honestly surprised to see this show up in E3 - surprised but super excited!
  • i just finished life is strange yesterday and loved it. cant wait to see the backstory for chloe and rachel and frank!
  • I'll wait for the sale.
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm  is 100% fanservice . I'll wait for the sequel of the original game .
  • Meh. I found the first one unsatisfactory. I didn't find the story particularly engaging and struggled to finish Episode 1 for many months (due to not enjoying it, rather than it being difficult). Due to rave reviews I eventually struggled on to complete Ep1 and the rest of the episodes to see if it got better. It did have nice graphics, vistas, music etc. but it was just such a slow story, with awkward dialogue, and I found it hard to care about any of the characters. For a game "where choices matter" ultimately only 1 choice actually mattered... making the entire game and every decision pointless. It wasn't terrible, but I'd rate it a 3/5. I do like adventure games, and own many similar games (e.g. Walking Dead, Tales from Borderlands, Back to the Future, Wolf Among Us etc) but this one wasn't for me. I didn't enjoy Gone Home either, so perhaps I just don't like teenage angst stories.