We’ve got some bad news for Life is Strange fans, as developers Deck Nine has delayed the remaster via Twitter, giving a broad 2022 window for release. The game was initially set to launch on September 30, after its announcement at the Square Enix E3 conference earlier this summer. There is some good news, though, as developers confirmed that the True Colors game and Wavelengths DLC will still release on time, in September.
An update from the Life is Strange team pic.twitter.com/0nty0TFMYJ
— Life is Strange (@LifeIsStrange) August 11, 2021
Yes, today’s Life is Strange news isn’t all bad. While fans won’t get to try out the upgraded version of the base game, the upcoming True Colors game will still release on time. True Colors is set after Life is Strange 2, and will expand on the franchise’s narrative with a new superpowered protagonist, Alex Chen. That will still come out on September 10, for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Stadia. The other news is that the Wavelengths DLC, a bonus starring Steph Gingrich, is still due for release on September 30. She’ll also play a massive role in True Colors.
Life is Strange: Remastered Collection Release Date
The sad news is, of course, that the remastered version of the game will not release until early 2022. Deck Nine have pinned the delay on the pandemic, causing “additional pressure” on the developers. Developers plan to completely overhaul the game’s graphics and performance, making it the definitive version of the game.
In Life is Strange, you play as Max Caulfield, a high school student with the ability to rewind time. There’s five episodic segments throughout, as you venture through Arcadia Bay, attempting to stop an impending storm. While it’ll be slightly longer before you can try out the remastered game, it’ll surely be worth the wait.
Life is Strange: Remastered Collection will release in early 2022. It’ll launch on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Stadia.
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