SQUARE ENIX and developer Deck Nine Games have released the latest game in the Life is Strange series, True Colors.
The game 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.