After a quick leak and confirmation at this year's E3, Life is Strange continues on today - but in the form of a prequel. Life is Strange: Before the Storm tells more of the story we all wished Chloe opened up about in the original game, and the team are hoping to set the mood with a bunch of real-life BFF stories.
Not content with the traditional launch trailer, developers Deck Nine decided to get a bunch of people together to read open letters from their best friends, highlighting the effects the right, or wrong, person can have on another individual.
Coming in just shy of 4 minutes, it may seem like too much considering you're barely seeing the game in question. But the context is what matters most here. There's a good chance we could all do a little better to tell our friends how much they mean to us, but either due to embarrassment or the idea of appearing weak and soppy, we really skirt around the subject, instead demonstrating it through playful name-calling simply spending time together.
But it's that tear-jerking drama Life is Strange gives us in droves. Coming across as another cliche rebellious teen in the early hours of Life is Strange, we quickly became very sympathetic toward Chloe. She's lost loved ones in all manner of different ways, and at such a young age it's no surprise she acts out. In Life is Strange: Before the Storm, we're about to see a much more vulnerable side of her. One before the tragic events of the original story. The most heartbreaking moment of all this, however, is how the launch trailer insists the game is 'out now'. It isn't.
With pre-orders still running up until release, there's still time to grab an exclusive costume for Chloe to wear across the 3-episode story. If you're living in Europe, the game will unlock at 6PM (5PM for UK). Elsewhere, you're looking at a late night (or early morning).