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Life is Strange 2 teaser trailer released, packs in references and action

Life is Strange 2

Square Enix just released a new trailer for the upcoming adventure game, Life is Strange 2. Just like the previous games in the franchise, there’s lots of emotional drama interlaced in the superpower-fueled angst-ridden story. The trailer itself is pretty light on hints, but it does tease a few aspects that should prove intriguing in the final game.

We see a short “found footage” style film of a police dashcam, which shows come kind of altercation off-camera. You’ll hear someone crying and clearly distressed, and as officer Matthews tries to comfort someone, they and their car are sent flying over the street by some unseen force.

Speculation abounds as a result of this teaser. For example, is this officer Matthews in some way related to Skip Matthews from Before the Storm? Police code 10-10 is “Fight in Progress”, so it’s clearly some kind of physical assault going on off-camera. The address mentioned in the video corresponds to a house in Long Beach, California, which is the same city where Rachel Amber, Chloe’s crush/girlfriend, was born. So it’s possible that this reference somehow ties into that character, but it’s unknown if it has any impact on the game’s story. It could just be a clever little nod to the earlier games.

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Square also announced that a full reveal for Life is Strange 2 will be unveiled on August 20th, 2018. So ahead of Gamescom, expect more gameplay and further details about the game.

Check out the first official trailer for Life is Strange 2 down below. Life is Strange 2 releases September 27 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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