During the Square Enix Presents livestream, the company revealed the next game in the episodic narrative series, Life is Strange: True Colors. Unlike previous games in the series, True Colors will leave the episodic release format behind in favor of a single game release.

True Colors stars Alex Chen, played via full performance motion capture by Erika Mori. Alex’s special power is psychic empathy, allowing her to experience and manipulate the emotions of others, which manifest as colorful auras. Alex has been suppressing her powers, which she views as a curse. When her brother dies in a mysterious accident, she finally turns to her powers to uncover the secrets of her small town of Haven Springs.

“It has been such an honor to return to the vibrant, emotive, and impactful world of Life is Strange. We are delighted to share this new story with you: a story of empathy, human connection, and the struggle to find a place to call home,” said Jeff Litchford, Vice President, Deck Nine Games. “All of the advancements in storytelling, development technology, and premium voice acting that we have made since Life is Strange: Before the Storm will allow players to be more immersed in the compelling world of Life is Strange: True Colors than ever before.”

The new soundtrack includes new tracks by mxmtoon and Novo Amor, as well as licensed songs that include Radiohead and Phoebe Bridgers.

True Colors will launch on September 10 on PC (Steam, Windows Store), Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, in Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate Editions.

Also announced during the livestream is the Life is Strange Remastered Collection, which includes remastered editions of Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before the Storm, with improved visuals and animation. The Remastered Collection will be included in the Ultimate Edition of Life is Strange: True Colors, and as a stand-alone product later this year.

The Life is Strange series is rated M for Mature.


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