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Life Is Strange Season 2: All That Is Known So Far

Life is Strange Season 2
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Life is Strange Season 2 is officially in the development stage, as was confirmed by the maker Dontnod Entertainment earlier. The first season garnered 3 million in sales as the story struck a chord with the audience. Thus, there are massive expectations from the second season.

The hint of the Life is Strange Season 2 came as part of the Farewell episode’s release. In a blog post about the Before the Storm episode, the developer said, “But when a door closes, a window opens… or, something like that…We now look forward to the coming months, when Michel Koch and Raoul Barbet’s team at Dontnod returns to present the new story and characters of the next Life is Strange.”

For now, there are not many details on the Life is Strange Season 2, but the word is that it will come with a new story and characters which is enough to keep the fans excited. It is suggested that the next title would have a new cast and settings. Considering how the last season concluded, there are fewer chances that the next title would see a continuation of Max and Chloe’s story.

However, nothing is confirmed until Dontnod officially announces anything. But, the use of the “Season 2” in the announcement does suggest that the upcoming title will again be the episodic experience. Though the details are scant, we can, however, expect the developer to maintain the standards set in the first one.

The original title was quickly able to convey so many emotions, and the background music played a crucial part in it. So, for the Life is Strange Season 2 we can expect the developer to offer the same (or even better) killer tracks. Further, a major reason that the original title won so many hearts was the storyplay that effortlessly incorporated even controversial issues, be it bullying or suicide. Thus, it can be expected that the upcoming title will have a robust storyplay that will resonate well with the audience.

Possibly, we may not have to wait much longer for official details on the second title. Dontnod previously said that the second title has been in development since the first one launched on the disc in January 2016. So, there are chances that the developer could drop some details on the Life is Strange Season 2 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.

Life is Strange was the much-needed success for Dontnod, as Remember Me was not a big commercial success. Last year, Dontnod revealed that Life is Strange garnered three million paying players on the console and PC. The developer referred to the sales figure as “an incredible achievement.” Each player had the option to buy the entire season or each episode separately. So, it is likely that the sales could be significantly more than the three million. Also, publisher Square Enix released the first episode for free in July 2016, so the number of players who actually tried the game would be much higher.

Separately, Dontnod is working on another title, Vampyr, which will release on June 5 on the PC, Xbox One and PS4. The action role-playing game will include 29 trophies in total. The list hints that the decisions made by the players would result in the trophies they unlock. Of the 29 trophies, 6 are bronze, 17 are silver, 5 are gold and one is platinum.

Earlier Dontnod suggested that the game would have one save slot feature, implying that the players would have to play through the game a second time if they wanted to unlock all the trophies. Further, it is believed that the game would take somewhere between 15 and 30 hours to beat depending on the side content the player chooses to engage in. Well, the good thing about the feature is that the players can see each and every ending if they want to.

After Remember Me and Life is Strange, Vampyr is the third title from Dontnod. The game takes the players through the story of Dr. Jonathan Reid, an early 20th century doctor turned vampire, who is looking for a Spanish flu cure amidst his own struggle to cope up with his blood thirst. Before Vampyr, the other two titles earned some good reviews from the critics, so there are good chances that Vampyr would also succeed in re-creating the same magic.