Life is Strange Before the Storm Episode 2 release date set

Square Enix has announced that Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 2, titled Brave New World, will launch on October 19 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.

Brave New World continues to explore the blossoming relationship between Chloe Price and Rachel Amber. 

With their family lives starting to show significant cracks, the pair discuss leaving Arcadia Bay to start a new life together; however, they become embroiled in one last errand for Frank Bowers, which exposes a darker side to the picturesque town…

Check out the Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Brave New World trailer below.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm takes place three years before the events of the original Life is Strange. Developed by Deck Nine Games, the prequel focuses on Chloe’s exploits before hooking up with Max Caulfield again, as she embarks on a number of character-defining adventures with Rachel.

One of the key changes with Before the Storm is the fact it eschews the time-manipulation mechanic of the original game. Instead, players will be forced to stick by their decisions, and can engage in heated conversations that take advantage of Chloe’s hot-headed nature to tip the scales in your favor. 

In addition, Chloe’s original voice actress, Ashly Burch, did not reprise her role for Before the Storm. Instead, the younger version of the character was voiced by Rhianna DeVries. 

Before the Storm will feature three episodes in total, with the third and final chapter, Hell is Empty, yet to attract a release date. 

The creators behind the original game, Dontnod, has confirmed they are working on Life is Strange 2. No details are currently known on the project, and it remains to be seen if the original cast will return. 

Read our review of Episode 1 – Awake.