Train2Game News Life Is Strange Remastered

SQUARE ENIX® today announced the new release date for Life is Strange™: REMASTERED COLLECTION – February 1, 2022

  Once again harness the power of Max’s rewind ability or Chloe’s quick-witted attitude in the Life is Strange Remastered Collection. Features include:

  • Remastered character and environment visuals
  • New engine and lighting upgrades
  • Brand new, fully motion captured facial animation in Life is Strange
  • Before the Storm includes Deluxe content (outfits, ‘Farewell’ episode, Zombie Crypt outfit)

The Life is Strange Remastered Collection contains both Life is Strange Remastered and Life is Strange: Before the Storm Remastered, and will be available to purchase on Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, XBOX ONE®, and PC Steam on 02/01/2022.

  The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are compatible with and can be purchased on PlayStation®5 and XBOX SERIES X|S®.

  Read more on the Life is Strange: blog: http://lifeisstrange-blog.tumblr.com/
Pre-order Life is Strange Remastered Collection: https://lifeisstrange.square-enix-games.com

Train2Game News Life Is Strange True Colors

SQUARE ENIX Ltd. today announced Life is Strange: True Colors™ during the company’s showcase livestream, SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS.

This newest entry in the franchise has been created by Deck Nine Games, the developers behind Life is Strange: Before the Storm, in collaboration with Square Enix External Studios. Presented by musical artist and social media star, mxmtoon, Life is Strange: True Colors took centre stage during the digital show, where its new protagonist, her dynamic supernatural power and a thrilling mystery was introduced. The company also announced the Life is Strange Remastered Collection, a new edition of the critically acclaimed Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before the Storm game featuring all new enhanced graphics and animations.

Watch the Life is Strange: True Colors trailer here: 
https://youtu.be/vliFdPEadKQ

For the first time in the franchise, there will be no more waiting for the next episode – players will be able to experience Life is Strange: True Colors in one single release.

Brought to life through full performance capture tech by rising talent Erika Mori, players will navigate Haven Springs as Alex Chen who has long suppressed her ‘curse’: the psychic power of Empathy, a supernatural ability which allows her to experience, absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others – which she sees as blazing, colored auras. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must at last embrace her volatile power to find the truth – and uncover the dark secrets buried by a small town. Alex Chen’s journey and power is yours to control, and her future is in your hands.

Players’ time exploring Haven Springs will be underpinned by the exclusive soundtrack, with new tracks by mxmtoon and Novo Amor, and licensed songs including Radiohead, Phoebe Bridgers, Gabrielle Aplin, and much more.

Jeff Litchford, Vice President at Deck Nine Games stated, “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. 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.”

Also announced during the show, the Life is Strange Remastered Collection. This collection will contain remastered editions of Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before the Storm, featuring improved visuals and animations. The collection will be available as part of the Ultimate Edition of Life is Strange: True Colors and as astand-alone edition later this year.

Watch the entire Square Enix Presents stream here:
https://youtu.be/XK-E3CY6vWk

Life is Strange: True Colors will be available physically and digitally in three editions; the Standard Edition, the Deluxe Edition and the Ultimate Edition. Full details on each Edition can be found at lifeisstrange.com. Customers who pre-order Life is Strange: True Colors now will receive 4 additional in-game outfits for Alex.

Life is Strange: True Colors is slated for release on PlayStation 5®, PlayStation 4®, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC Steam, Windows Store, and Google Stadia on September 10, 2021.

Read more on the Life is Strange website: https://lifeisstrange.square-enix-games.com

Train2Game News Square Enix Presents

SQUARE ENIX® today announced the debut of a new video program called SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS, a series of shows in which the company will reveal new games, updates and news directly to the global gaming community throughout the year.

The first show, debuting on March 18 at 10:00 a.m. PDT / 1:00 p.m. EDT on Square Enix’s official Twitch and YouTube channels.

These shows will run approximately 40-minutes and include the world premiere of the next game in the critically acclaimed and award-winning Life is Strange™ series, featuring an all-new protagonist wielding an exciting new power.

The show will also feature trailers, gameplay videos and announcements for the following:

  • Outriders™, the high-intensity RPG-shooter set in an original dark and desperate sci-fi universe, coming out on April 1
  • Balan Wonderworld™, which arrives on March 26
  • The ongoing celebration for the 25th anniversary of TOMB RAIDER®
  • Marvel’s Avengers, the story-driven, third-person action-adventure game from Crystal Dynamics
  • Upcoming action shooter Just Cause® Mobile
  • New mobile game announcements from the award-winning Square Enix Montréal studio
  • A look at a few of the whimsical games from Square Enix sister company TAITO

To receive event updates and other Square Enix news, sign up to become a Square Enix Member; and be sure to subscribe to Square Enix’s official Twitch and YouTube channels ahead of the showcase on March 18.

Additional information about SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS can be found at: http://www.sepresents.com/

Train2Game News The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

SQUARE ENIX® is excited to announce that THE AWESOME ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN SPIRIT™, an all-new original narrative experience demo set in the highly successful, award-winning LIFE IS STRANGE™ franchise, is OUT NOW on XBOX ONE®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and Windows PC.

THE AWESOME ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN SPIRIT is available digitally and completely free on a permanent basis for everyone. It is completely free of charge, and does not require any additional purchases to enjoy the full experience.

Watch THE AWESOME ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN SPIRIT launch trailer here:

9-year old Chris is an ordinary boy who really wants to be a superhero. With the help of his toys and a big imagination, he turns a normal Saturday into a series of exciting adventures, but he is not prepared for what today has in store for him, today something truly extraordinary will happen…

As a self-contained original story in the LIFE IS STRANGE universe from developer DONTNOD Entertainment, THE AWESOME ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN SPIRIT not only takes the first steps into the world of LIFE IS STRANGE 2, it features links to the brand-new story of the highly anticipated upcoming sequel.

LIFE IS STRANGE 2 is coming to XBOX ONE®, PlayStation®4 and Windows PC on September 27th, 2018.

THE AWESOME ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN SPIRIT contains mature language and themes.

LIFE IS STRANGE™ official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LifeIsStrangeGame/
Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LifeIsStrange

Train2Game News Life is Strange 2 Release Date

SQUARE ENIX® is delighted to announce that the DONTNOD Entertainment development team behind the critically acclaimed, award-winning narrative adventure, LIFE IS STRANGE™, will return with an all-new 5-episode story.

LIFE IS STRANGE™ 2 is coming to XBOX ONE®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and Windows PC on September 27th, 2018.

LIFE IS STRANGE was first released in 2015 and received generally favourable reviews, receiving 75 Game of the Year listings and awards and a Metacritic score of 85/100 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The story focused on Max Caulfield, an 18-year-old photography student who discovers that she has the ability to rewind time at any moment, leading her every choice to enact the butterfly effect.

LIFE IS STRANGE 2 will feature new characters and a new location to the original.

In addition, THE AWESOME ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN SPIRIT™, a narrative experience demo that links to LIFE IS STRANGE 2, releases 100% free on June 26, 2018, on XBOX ONE, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

Watch the LIFE IS STRANGE 2 release date reveal now:

Train2Game News Life is Strange coming to Android

SQUARE ENIX® today announced that DONTNOD Entertainment’s award-winning, five-episode narrative-driven adventure, LIFE IS STRANGE, are now available to pre-register for Android players.

All five episodes will be available in full this July with controller support included, exclusive to Android.

All 5 episodes of LIFE IS STRANGE are also available now on iOS.

Enhanced with Unreal Engine 4 and developed by Black Wing Foundation, this faithful adaptation of the original console game features full touch screen integration and in-game photo-mode, giving players the opportunity to photograph Arcadia Bay like never before!

With high quality production values and a unique hand-drawn art style fully optimized for Android, you will follow the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price.

The pair soon find themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber, uncovering a dark side to life in Arcadia Bay. Meanwhile, Max must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future.

Key Features:

  • A beautifully written, modern adventure game.
  • Rewind time to change the course of events.
  • Multiple endings depending on the choices you make.
  • Striking, hand-painted visuals.
  • Distinct, licensed indie soundtrack featuring Alt-J, Foals, Angus & Julia Stone, Jose Gonzales and more.

Features Exclusive to Mobile:

  • Complement your mobile experience with full controller support, exclusive to Android players.
  • Enhanced user interface for full touch screen integration.
  • Share your game progress on social media and compare your story choices with friends.
  • An all-new Photo Mode allows you to take pictures, modify them with filters and share them easily.

Visit Google Play to pre-register your copy of LIFE IS STRANGE: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.squareenix.lis

Train2Game News Life is Strange Before the Storm Episode 1


SQUARE ENIX®, publisher of award-winning and best-selling videogame franchises such as FINAL FANTASY® and TOMB RAIDER®, today released an emotive new video that features real people, with real, genuine stories of friendship and love to celebrate the launch of LIFE IS STRANGE™: BEFORE THE STORM, out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

The three-minute video, entitled “An Open Letter”, was been created to reflect the strong themes of friendship, love and support in the game.

In LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM, Chloe and Rachel develop a special bond over the time they spend together. Almost everyone can name that one person who defined a very special time of their life. In some cases, these relationships can span a few short months and in other cases, decades. To celebrate the release of Episode One, we invited a small group of real people to write an open letter to that special person in their own life…

Square Enix Vice President for Brand Marketing Jon Brooke said: “I wanted to capture the emotion and spirit of Life is Strange in a way that you don’t usually see in video game advertising. As a game, it braves to be different, harnessing emotions rarely seen in video games and I wanted the advertising to match this. I am really pleased with how it turned out. It’s designed to remind us that life is all about our relationships and a strong friendship can change everything. I hope everyone can relate to that.”

Creative Agency, Ralph, spent many weeks reaching out to pairs of best friends, asking for stories and insights into how their friendship had lasted through even the toughest of times.

““We took a risk with this strategy and we wouldn’t have achieved the emotion within the video had we not chosen some extraordinary people willing to open their hearts on camera,” admitted Ralph’s Creative Director Gregor Stevenson. “The raw intensity of their reactions as they read their best friends’ innermost thoughts is what we wanted to capture from the start. And that’s what we got. Our goal was to portray each friendship in an engaging and empathetic way, whilst reflecting the authenticity and uniqueness of the characters in the game.”

LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM is the next game in Square Enix’s award-winning, multi-million copy selling, episodic franchise. Set in Arcadia Bay, three years before the events of the first game in the series. Players will take on the role of a rebellious 16 year-old Chloe Price who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber; a beautiful and popular girl destined for success. When Rachel’s world is turned upside down by a family secret, it takes this new-found alliance to give each other the strength to overcome their demons.

The new video entitled “An Open Letter” can be found here.

Released last week, the Gamescom Launch Trailer can be found here.

Train2Game News Life is Strange digital series

​Legendary Digital Studios and Square Enix will join forces on the development of a digital series based on the critically acclaimed, multi award-winning video game, Life Is Strange™, it was announced today by Greg Siegel, Senior Vice President of Development and Production for Legendary Digital Studios.
The project will be developed and produced in conjunction with Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons of dj2 Entertainment who recently produced the upcoming film Sonic the Hedgehog for Sony Pictures. Life is Strange™ was brought into Legendary by Cory Lanier who will oversee the project with Siegel.

Life Is Strange™ follows the story of photography enthusiast Max Caulfield, a high-school senior who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price. The pair soon find themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber, which uncovers a dark side to life in Arcadia Bay. In addition to winning the BAFTA for Best Story, the Peabody Award, the Golden Joystick’s Performance of the Year and The Game Awards’ Games for Impact Award, Life Is Strange™ has garnered over 75 Game of the Year awards and listings.

“Life is Strange™ is one of those rare properties that combines incredibly developed characters and storylines with deeply engaging gameplay,” said Siegel. “It lends itself perfectly to live-action imaginings. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Square Enix, DONTNOD Entertainment and dj2 to bring the world of Arcadia Bay to life in an exciting new way.”

“We’re proud and excited to be working alongside Legendary to realise a new version of Arcadia Bay and Blackwell Academy complete with our rich cast of realistic, believable characters and memorable events,” said Jon Brooke, VP Brand and European Marketing at Square Enix. “Now that the first episode of the Life is Strange™ game is free to download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Mac and PC, there’s never been a better time to play or to introduce a friend to the beautiful world of Arcadia Bay”.

To celebrate, there’s a brand new trailer showing Max and Chloe in action available now. Check it out here.

Legendary Digital Studios, Square Enix and dj2 are currently meeting with potential writers for the series adaptation.

Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 25.01.16

cod_blackops3Call of duty Black ops 3 is still number one in the charts this week but there are some new games! Resident Evil Origins collection has entered the charts at number six and just behind at number seven is Life is Strange.

All formats
Week ending 23 January 2016

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III ACTIVISION 1
2 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 3
3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 2
4 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE UBISOFT 5
5 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT EA GAMES 4
6 RESIDENT EVIL ORIGINS COLLECTION CAPCOM
7 LIFE IS STRANGE SQUARE ENIX
8 JUST CAUSE 3 SQUARE ENIX 6
9 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 8
10 DISHONORED: DEFINITIVE EDITION BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
11 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 9
12 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 10
13 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES 13
14 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 DISNEY INFINITY 12
15 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING ACTIVISION 20
16 THE EVIL WITHIN BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
17 TERRARIA 505 GAMES
18 NEED FOR SPEED EA GAMES 19
19 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 11
20 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT 18
< previous week

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2016 UKIE Ltd

These charts cannot be reproduced either in print or online without obtaining permission from Ukie. If you wish to reproduce the charts in print or online, please contact david.smith@ukie.org.uk for the appropriate license.

Train2Game News Life is Strange against Bullying

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To celebrate everyday heroes standing up against bullying, LIFE IS STRANGE™ publisher, Square Enix®, has partnered with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center (NBPC) for a special community donation challenge.

The team behind LIFE IS STRANGE and PACER encourage their communities to use the hashtag #EverydayHeroes  to share their stories about overcoming adversity, standing up for what’s right, helping a friend in need, and more. For every post using the hashtag #EverydayHeroes from January 13 to January 19th, Square Enix will make a donation to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. To highlight the heroes all around us, these stories will also be featured online at everydayheroes.lifeisstrange.com.

To introduce this partnership, Square Enix has created a video, voiced by Ashly Burch (award-winning voice actress behind Chloe in LIFE IS STRANGE). That video can be viewed on YouTube [here].

For more information about the promotion, visit: everydayheroes.lifeisstrange.com or about PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, visit: PACER.org/bullying

The award-winning episodic series developed by DONTNOD, LIFE IS STRANGE follows the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price. The pair soon finds themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber, uncovering a dark side to life in Arcadia Bay. Meanwhile, Max must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future.

The LIFE IS STRANGE: Limited Edition complete season box will launch January 19th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.