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SQUARE ENIX today announced the launch of the Life is Strange Remastered Collection, enhanced versions of the first two games in the award-winning series. Featuring updated character models, improved motion capture, and more, players will be able to experience legendary leads, Max and Chloe, like never before on Google Stadia, Xbox One, PlayStation4, and PC Steam.

Jon Brooke, Co-Head of Studio at Square Enix External Studios states: “Firstly I wanted to recognise DONTNOD for creating the incredible original Life is Strange game and now offer thanks to Deck Nine Games for improving the emotional on-screen performance of these beloved characters. The result of both teams hard work is that the Life is Strange Remastered Collection can be the beginning of an exciting and emotional journey for many new players for years to come.”

At the centre of Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before the Storm is the magnetic and relatable friends, Max and Chloe. Players will harness Max’s supernatural rewind ability and Chloe’s quick-witted attitude to unravel and affect the events surrounding two astounding mysteries in the Oregon town of Arcadia Bay. 

The Life is Strange Remastered Collection features:

  • Updated character models and environment visuals
  • Improved motion captured lip sync and facial animation
  • All-new engine and lighting upgrades
  • Updates to some puzzle gameplay
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm Remastered includes previously released deluxe content (bonus outfits and the ‘Farewell’ bonus episode)
  • All licensed tracks & original scores from the original games

The Life is Strange Remastered Collection is available on Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, GeForce Now, PC Steam on February 1, 2022. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will also be compatible with the next-gen PlayStation 5, and XBOX SERIES X|S. The Nintendo Switch version will be available at a later date.

Purchasers of the Life is Strange: True Colors Ultimate Edition will also receive the Life is Strange Remastered Collection.

About Deck Nine Games

Deck Nine Games are an independent videogame developer devoted to bringing together two passions; meaningful storytelling and rich gameplay. Its talented team of developers has won awards for their work in films, TV, and video games. Located at the foot of the Colorado mountains, Deck Nine Games is focused on becoming a premium developer of narrative adventure games for consoles, PC, and mobile devices.

About DONTNOD Entertainment

Founded in 2008, DONTNOD is an independent studio that develops video games in popular genres, such as adventure (Life is Strange), action (Remember Me), and RPG (Vampyr). Every new game is an original, multi-platform creation with a unique narrative experience and gameplay and is aimed at a wide audience, whether released in episodes, or in “one-shot” format. The studio has built an international reputation by working with worldwide leading publishers such as Square Enix, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Focus Home Interactive, and Capcom.

About Square Enix External Studios

Square Enix External Studios is a London-based development and publishing group that works with top development studios across the world, establishing new intellectual properties and developing new franchises within the umbrella of Square Enix Holdings. Square Enix External Studios have been responsible for multiple games including RPG Shooter OUTRIDERS, the Just Cause and Life is Strange series, and titles such as Batman: Arkham Asylum and Sleeping Dogs.

About Square Enix Ltd.

Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes, and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS, and TAITO branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 163 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST, which has sold over 83 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER, which has sold over 84 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

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