During the Square Enix Presents show today, the next entry in the Life is Strange franchise was announced. Life is Strange: True Colors will release on Sept. 10 for PC, Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X | S. This entry has been in development at Deck Nine since 2017, which also did Life is Strange: Before the Storm.
The game follows Alex Chen, an Asian American woman who has Empathy, the ability to see other people’s emotions through colored auras. She’s able to feel what others are feeling, and if their feelings are strong enough, they can actually overtake her and make her lose control if she’s not careful.
The game takes place in the small midwestern town of Haven Springs. Alex has an older brother named Gabe, but he tragically passes away and the game’s story revolves around finding out what happened. It seems like she’ll use her powers to uncover the mystery behind Gabe’s death on whether it was an accident or not.
As a bisexual woman, she will have two romance options: Ryan Caulfield and Steph Gingrich from Life is Strange: Before the Storm. The characters’ animations are captured with full performance art technology, providing True Colors with better animations compared to in previous entries.
Alex Chen is primarily portrayed by actress Erika Mori while recording artist mxmtoon will be providing Alex’s singing voice.
Life is Strange: True Colors will be released as one game at once, rather than in an episodic format. However, the game will still have chapter breaks. Additionally, Life is Strange Remastered Collection was announced, which includes remastered versions of Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before the Storm with improved visuals and animations. The collection is part of True Colors‘ special edition, and it will be released separately in fall 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and PC.