If you’ve never played the original series of DONTNOD’s Life is Strange, you really are missing out. The interweaving of grief, loss and teenage angst is on of the best adventure games in years, and rivals the original Telltale’s Walking Dead for emotional impact. But if you are only now getting in on the emotional fun, there’s a new way to experience this rollercoaster. Life is Strange Remastered Collection will bring the story of Sam and Max to a new generation with fully redone graphics next year.
The game was originally due this year, but had been delayed thanks to delays from the COVID-19 pandemic. A tweet from the game’s official account broke the news in August. It said “due to the ongoing challenges of the worldwide pandemic, we want to alleviate any additional pressure on the Life is Strange team by giving more time between the release of Life is Strange: True Colors and the Life is Strange: Remastered Collection.”
But now, with a full release date, the game is finally coming out of the shadows. Shame the developers didn’t have that very useful time rewind power. There is all the content from the original game in this bundle. The pack includes ife is Strange game and follow up prequel Life is Strange: Before the Storm. The graphics and facial animations have been redone, breathing new life into the performances that made the game a fan-favorite.
Those who purchased the Ultimate Edition of Life is Strange: True Colors get the Life is Strange Remastered Collection for free. So if you want the new version, you may have an easy way to get a free copy.
If you’d like to see the remaster in action, check out the trailer below. You can find the official trailerbelow, if you want to take a deeper dive and see more details.
Life is Strange Remastered Collection lands on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC on February 1, 2022. The Stadia port has since been canned as that service flopped, hard.