Posts Tagged ‘DONTNOD Entertainment’

Life Is Strange Getting Boxed ‘Limited Edition’

Life Is Strange [official site] is pretty great – great enough to be our current game of the month (er, whoops, we’ll have more to say about it once we wrassle Fallout 4 down to the ground and hogtie it). It’s great enough that even I, who no longer owns any game in hardcopy, can understand why someone might want to have on their shelf and hold it at night. Good news, gamehuggers!

Square Enix today announced a ‘Limited Edition’ physical release for Life Is Strange, coming in January with extra odds and ends. But not to North America, it seems.

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Life Is Strange: Episode 5 Verdict-O-Chat

Pip and Alice have been enjoying Life Is Strange [official site] and getting together for little chats about each episode of Dontnod Entertainment’s coming-of-age time travel bonanza as they came out. Episode 5 wrapped everything up last week – or did it? – so they’ve come together one final time to chat about that, look at the series as a finished piece, and maybe even answer the big question: just how strange is life?

This chat is, of course, oozing spoilers from every teenage pore.

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Chaotic: Life Is Strange Ep 5 Probably Out October 20th

Pip, Adam, and I never did reconvene to talk about Episode 4 of Life Is Strange [official site] because whoa. Like, whoa. And that wasn’t even the cliffhanger. I mean, whoa.

Well, in not-forever you’ll hear our thoughts on the whole time-travelling mystery adventure game shebang, assuming we aren’t stunned again. Developers Dontnod Entertainment today announced that they plan, hope, and want to release the concluding fifth episode on October 20th, assuming work continues smoothly.

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Re-rewind: Life Is Strange Episode 4 Is Out

This is the dullest and least spoiler-y Episode 4 screenshot I saw.

It’s here! Life Is Strange [official site] Episode 4 is here and I’ve almost entirely avoided spoilers. This was slightly ruined by checking the Steam page in preparation for writing this story, but I’m sadly used to that in this line of work. It’s rare that I don’t know heaps about a game by the time it comes out. You can choose to avoid things, but muggins here the News Editor must see all.

The point is: Episode 4 of the time-travelling chat-o-adventure is out, zipping down my Steampipe as I write this. Trailer and mild spoilers and whatnot follow. Not big ones, though – those won’t come until Pip, Adam, and I have all played it and reconvene for another little chat.

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Developing: Life Is Strange Episode 4 Next Week

Crumbs. The third episode of Life Is Strange [official site] was something else, wasn’t it? The episodic adventures of a time-travelling teen found their stride with some solid puzzling, nice stretches of teens hanging out, and a cliffhanger ending that knocked the wind out of me. I’d enjoyed the game before, but now I am so very keen for the next episode to arrive. Thankfully the wait’s almost over, as official word has come that it’ll launch next Tuesday, July 28th.

A trailer’s here to tease a little too, and it’s obviously a bit spoiler-y – as is the rest of this post. If all you want to know is when Episode 4 will come out, stop reading here.

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Vampyr Is An RPG From Life Is Strange Studio Dontnod

I first encounted vampyr one night in Putney, two weeks after the funeral of my dear friend Archibald Guts. He’d returned from a post overseas and seemed somewhat under the weather. We all believed him to be suffering from the malaria or a severe gin-deficiency, but it was a fever of the blood that did for him and it was that same fever that caused him to rise again.

The first time I encountered Vampyr was in January of this year. Dontnod had just announced that they would be developing a vampiric RPG, to be published by Focus, and they had a few details to share. Now there’s a trailer.

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Fail Forward: Life Is Strange

Fail Forward is a series of videos all about the bits of games which don’t quite work and why. In this episode, Marsh Davies discusses Life Is Strange [official site], an episodic adventure series by Dontnod Entertainment set in a US highschool. It’s great – not because all of it works, but because it’s so interesting when and why it doesn’t.

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Life Is Strange: Episode 3 Verdict-O-Chat

Man, I screenshotted the pool stuff so much - it's just wonderfully realised and directed

In the third episode of Dontnod Entertainment’s teen time drama Life is Strange [official site], everything changes. Now that the episode has been out in the wild for several days, Pip, Adam and Alice gathered to discuss the temporal wobbles and rocky relationships.

If you haven’t already played, avert your eyes – there are spoilers right up to the final moments.

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Booyah: Life Is Strange Episode 3 Is Out

Don’t Nod’s adventure series Life Is Strange [official site] has a lot of things going for it, not least of which is the unironic use of the word “Booyah” in the launch trailer for Episode 3 – which launched this morning. Schoolyard angst, murder mystery and a hint of magic all mean that Life Is Strange is giving Telltale a run for their money in the episodic adventure game department.

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Funny, Huh? Life Is Strange Episode 3 Arrives Next Week

Life Is Strange [official site] is the first episodic game I’ve played actually episodically, getting in at the start and following along as new episodes come rather than in one lump at the end. (Half-Life 2 doesn’t count.) It’s quite fun this, isn’t it? I think the idea could catch on, you know. Like waiting for the next episode of a TV show, yeah?

Time-travelling teenager Max and her ragamuffin gal pal Chloe will return in Episode 3 of Dontnod’s adventure game next Tuesday, May 19th, publishers Square Enix have announced. Mild spoilers/teasers follow – like a TV listing, right?

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