Life Is Strage 2 Episode 1 Goes Free-To-Play On PC, PS4, And Xbox One

Developer Dontnod Entertainment announced yesterday that Life is Strange 2 Episode 1 is now free to play on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. This is after the game has been out since September 27, 2018. That said, fans will still need to pay for the remaining four episodes if they want to finish the story. This is a good strategy on Dontnod Entertainment's part, giving newcomers a taste of the game. If players love what they play, they'll go ahead and get the other episodes as well. The developer also did the same with Life is Strange's first game, making the first episode of that one free to play in 2016. 

Life is Strange 2's plot involves two brothers, Sean and Daniel Diaz, who are on a run to cross the US-Mexico border while Diaz is also dealing with his newly developing telekinetic powers. The game was received well by fans and also appreciated by critics.

Dontnot Entertainment has also previously announced that the company will be releasing two new games this year, namely Tell Me Why and Twin Mirror. The former is now on PC and Xbox One. Tell Me Why tells a tale of twins Tyler and Alyson. The story involves Tyler and Alyson uniting together to sell their childhood home, based in rural Alaska. The twins will also need to use supernatural powers to uncover the truth about their traumatic childhood. Tell Me Why was heavily praised for being the first game to feature a transgender protagonist, with August Aiden Black, a trans man himself, voicing Tyler. 

Twin Mirror is scheduled to release on December 1. Unlike previous Dontnod episodic releases, Twin Mirror will be a full game in itself. Twin Mirror will tell the story of a journalist named Sam Higgs who returns to his hometown for his friend's funeral only to find something suspicious about his town. The developer has stated that unlike Life is Strange and Tell Me Why, Twin Mirror will not feature any supernatural elements. 

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