Life is Strange was widely received as one of the best titles of 2015. The choice-driven adventure game was praised for its portrayal of emotive characters, intense player-involvement and tackling a variety of difficult topics, even winning last year’s game award in the Games For Change category. Now, the emotional coming-of-age tale is being adapted into a live-action digital series, courtesy of Legendary Digital Studios.
The news was announced via the game’s official Tumblr blog. Whilst no details surrounding the series have yet been divulged, studio Dontnod have expressed that they “can’t wait to see what Legendary will do with the digital series.”
“Much like many of you, both Legendary and we here at Square Enix & DONTNOD agree that Life Is Strange lends itself perfectly to live-action imaginings.”
Legendary Digital Studios is part of media company Legendary Entertainment. The studio has produced around 46 films, including The Dark Knight Rises, Jurassic World and this year’s Warcraft movie. The producer is also currently working on 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, which was recently announced during this year’s Comic-Con.
Life is Strange is an episodic adventure game that places players into a series of environmental puzzles and consequential decisions, as shy teen-photography student, Max Caulfield. After experiencing a bizarre vision overlooking the end of the world, Max discovers the ability to rewind time, and players are sent on an emotional journey of cause-and-effect in attempt to right the wrongs in Max’s life, and prevent the oncoming apocalypse.
If you’re thinking of giving the game a try, the first episode ‘Chrysalis’ is now available to download for free for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. For more information, you can visit the game’s official website here.