Are you ready for some hella awesome news? DONTNOD Entertainment’s stellar episodic video game, Life is Strange, is getting its very own digital series! Legendary Digital Studios and Square Enix have teamed up with Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons of dj2 Entertainment to bring the emotional coming-of-age title to the web–and we’re excited because we absolutely loved the game.
For those who are unfamiliar with the game, Life is Strange follows the story of teenage photography student Max Caulfield, who gains the ability to rewind time and alter the past. After reuniting with her childhood best friend, the rebellious Chloe Price, the two investigate the disappearance of a missing student in a small town that is riddled with dark and mysterious events. The game tackles tough topics and has shades of Twin Peaks, so if you’re into that, Life of Strange will definitely be your jam.
“Life is Strange is one of those rare properties that combines incredibly developed characters and storylines with deeply engaging gameplay,” said Greg Siegel, Senior Vice President of Development and Production for Legendary Digital Studios, in a press release. “It lends itself perfectly to live-action imaginings. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Square Enix, DONTDOD 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 realize 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”.
The game is truly an emotional experience (seriously, play it if you haven’t already) so it should translate well to a digital series. Plus, it’s already in an episodic format, so it’s a perfect fit. Now, all we need to know is who’s being cast in the show. We’re crossing our fingers for the game’s original stars: Hannah Telle (Max) and Ashly Burch (Chloe) because they were pretty much perfect. Ashly already stars in her own web-series Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’?, so she’s no stranger to the medium.
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