The angsty teen odyssey drew to a close in October 2015, and three months and multiple awards later, Dontnod’s Life is Strange’s very own physical release is coming to Europe today, having hit North America 3 days earlier.
Upon announcement of Life is Strange: Limited Edition in November last year, game producer Luc Baghadoust shared his excitement for the on-disc release:
“The response to Life is Strange really has blown us away! To be able to share that experience with our fans in a traditional boxed format is something we’re really excited about and the decision to include the extra items for the Limited Edition is a direct response to fan requests.”
In addition to Life is Strange in its episodic entirety, this special edition includes a 32-page artbook containing unseen concept art, along with a licensed 14 track soundtrack and original score by Jonathan Morali. There’s even a director’s commentary, which may prove interesting for established Life is Strange fans. Those who have yet to delve into the coming of age tale, however, may find satisfaction in the first season’s complete works, as opposed to having to wait eight weeks for another episode.
The story will also be available in more languages than it previously was. Now in addition to English and French, the physical release will accommodate German, Italian, Spanish (Castilian and Mexican) and Brazilian Portuguese languages. The game is still available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but also proffers a PC edition; a version exclusive to Europe.
In terms of gaming, Life is Strange was one of the pleasant surprises 2015 had to offer, and the possibility of a second season appears to be something Dontnod are considering. In an interview with Polygon, Baghadoust claimed that he’d “love the opportunity to do another season”, which would allegedly star a fresh cast. Despite Max Caulfield’s rollercoaster having ended, the whirlwind misadventures might be set to return for a kindred spirit in the the future.
Life is Strange: Limited Edition released in North America on January 19 and in Europe today for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.