Brand New Entry in Award-Winning and Critically-Acclaimed Franchise, Features All-New Protagonist, Power, and Mystery
LONDON, UK (September 9, 2021) – SQUARE ENIX Ltd. today released LIFE IS STRANGE: TRUE COLORS™. Created by Deck Nine Games, developers of Life is Strange: Before the Storm, and Square Enix External Studios. LIFE IS STRANGE: TRUE COLORS marks a new era for the award-winning and critically acclaimed Life is Strange series, with an all-new playable lead character, a new power, and a thrilling mystery to solve!
Players take on the role of Alex Chen, a young woman navigating early adulthood in Haven Springs, a small mountain town where she quickly becomes a part of a tight-knit community. There, Alex reconnects with her long-lost brother, Gabe, who had moved to the town in search of their missing father. Amid this backdrop, Alex struggles to accept a ‘curse’ she’s dealt with all her life: the psychic power of Empathy, a supernatural ability that allows her to experience, absorb, and influence the strong emotions of others – emotions she sees as blazing, coloured auras.
When her brother dies in a suspicious ‘accident’, Alex must at last embrace her volatile power, to find the truth and uncover the secrets of Haven Springs. Alex Chen’s journey, power, and future are all fully under the player’s control.
This supernatural mystery is brought to life using full performance capture and VO by rising talent Erika Mori as Alex Chen, an original soundtrack from Angus & Julia Stone, original tracks from mxmtoon and Novo Amor, and licensed tracks from Gabrielle Aplin, Phoebe Bridgers, Fenne Lily, and more.
“This game was born out of a question that fascinated us during the development of Before the Storm—how can video games act as tools for exploring empathy?” states Jonathan Zimmerman, Narrative Director at Deck Nine Games.
“Today, this question grips us and beguiles us as much as ever. After 17 months, and counting, of global trauma, isolation, and loneliness, we are deeply humbled to be offering up a story about connection and hope against all odds. Much as Alex’s power allows her to feel the emotional truths of others, we hope players will feel the love we poured into the game as an expression of the immense gratitude that we share for each other, and our Life is Strange community.”
LIFE IS STRANGE: TRUE COLORS is available in three editions; the Standard Edition, the Deluxe Edition, and the Ultimate Edition. Full details on each Edition can be found at lifeisstrange.com.
LIFE IS STRANGE: TRUE COLORS is available NOW on PlayStation 5®, PlayStation 4®, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC Steam, PC Windows Store, GeForce NOW, and Google Stadia. It will also be available on Nintendo Switch later this year.
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About Deck Nine Games
Deck Nine Games are an independent videogame developer devoted to bringing together two passions; meaningful storytelling and rich gameplay. Its talented team of developers have won awards for their work in films, TV and videogames. Located at the foot of the Colorado mountains, Deck Nine Games is focused on becoming a premium developer of narrative adventure games for consoles, PC and mobile devices.
For more information on Deck Nine Games visit: www.DeckNineGames.com
About Square Enix External Studios
Square Enix External Studios is a London based development and publishing group that works with top development studios across the world, establishing new intellectual properties and developing new franchises within the umbrella of Square Enix Holdings. Square Enix External Studios have been responsible for multiple games including RPG Shooter OUTRIDERS®,the Just Cause® and Life is Strange® series, and titles such as Batman: Arkham Asylum® and Sleeping Dogs®.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal®. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 163 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 83 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 84 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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