A Life Is Strange prequel is reportedly in the works, as eight supposed screenshots and a piece of concept art from the rumored unannounced game have leaked online.
The leaked images (seen in this Imgur gallery) indicate the prequel will focus on Life Is Strange’s Chloe Price and her best friend Rachel Amber, who is missing at the start of the original game. According to French website Gamekult (via NeoGAF), the prequel is being developed in addition to Dontnod’s recently announced followup to the episodic teenage drama.
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According to the report, the prequel is being developed by Deck Nine (previously Idol Minds). The leak follows yesterday news (via Gematsu) that Deck Nine is currently “deep in development” on a narrative-driven game in a “critically acclaimed franchise.” The studio said more news on the project — which may or may not be the Life Is Strange prequel — will be revealed later this month at E3.
A prequel would be one of three known Life Is Strange projects currently in development. In addition to Dontnod’s next game in the series, publisher Square Enix and Legendary Entertainment have partnered for a live-action Life Is Strange TV show.
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