Legendary developing Life is Strange digital series
Following the success of the episodic game, Legendary Digital Studios and Square Enix have announced they are teaming up for a Life is Strange digital series. The series will be developed and produced with Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons of dj2 Entertainment.
Developed by Dontnod Entertainment, Life Is Strange is a five part episodic game that revolves around players choices and consequences, but adds a unique element in that players can rewind time and affect the past, present and future.
The lead character is Max, a photography senior who saves her old friend Chloe by discovering she can rewind time. The pair soon find themselves exposed to the darker side of Arcadia Bay as they uncover the disturbing truth behind the sudden disappearance of a fellow student. Meanwhile, Max begins to have premonitions as she struggles to understand the implications of her power. She must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future.
In addition to winning the BAFTA for Best Story, the Peabody Award, the Golden Joystick’s Performance of the Year and The Game Awards’ Games for Impact Award, Life Is Strange has garnered over 75 Game of the Year awards and listings.
“Life is Strange is one of those rare properties that combines incredibly developed characters and storylines with deeply engaging gameplay,” said Siegel. “It lends itself perfectly to live-action imaginings. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Square Enix, DONTDOD Entertainment and dj2 to bring the world of Arcadia Bay to life in an exciting new way.”
“We’re proud and excited to be working alongside Legendary to realise a new version of Arcadia Bay and Blackwell Academy complete with our rich cast of realistic, believable characters and memorable events,” said Jon Brooke, VP Brand and European Marketing at Square Enix. “Now that the first episode of the Life is Strange game is free to download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Mac and PC, there’s never been a better time to play or to introduce a friend to the beautiful world of Arcadia Bay.”
Legendary Digital Studios, Square Enix and dj2 are currently meeting with potential writers for the series adaptation.