Details have emerged for Titan Comics and Square Enix’s upcoming Life is Strange comic tie-in and exactly which game and which ending it’ll follow.
When the comic book tie-in was announced a few months back, I hoped that Titan Comics would explore the time between Life is Strange: Before the Storm and the main entry into the series, Life is Strange, however it seems it’ll be exploring what happens following the ending of the main game.
It’s a good time to make you aware that below will feature full spoilers for Life is Strange.
At the end of the main series players had a choice to make, either save Arcadia Bay or save protagonist Max Caulfield’s best friend / girlfriend / love interest, Chloe Price, at the expense of the citizens of the Bay. Since the game concluded, developer DONTNOD has been reluctant to comment on which of the two endings was the true ending, which of course has been up to much debate.
Surely saving Chloe would ultimately result in her life coming to an end in some other way, causing Max to once again use her powers of time manipulation to make things all better?
Well, apparently that’s actually the case as the Life is Strange comic series will explore what happens after Max chose to save Chloe and watch Arcadia Bay be consumed by the storm.
The comic’s Amazon product description now details the continuation thus:
“A thrilling, time-twisting game-changer; an unexpected, emotional rollercoaster ride! A brand new comics story in the beloved Life Is Strange universe – following Max and Chloe into a bold potential future! In the video game Life Is Strange, aspiring photographer Max Caulfield returned to her hometown of Arcadia Bay in order to attend the prestigious Blackwell Academy.
“There, in response to a shocking and violent event, Max developed superhuman time travelling powers. Powers that brought her back into contact with her former best friend, Chloe Price. Powers that thrust her into conflict with all manner of threats – personal, parental, and supernatural. Powers that led to a final, fatal decision with epic consequences – an impossible hurricane that swept into the Bay, as Max’s temporal tinkering with cause and effect bore deadly fruit!
“Following on from one of two possible endings of the game, Life Is Strange: Dust takes the saga of Max and Chloe into a new and uncertain future, in an all-new comic strip adventure. No matter which ending you chose, this deep dive into Max and Chloe’s potential future will thrill, shock, and surprise you all over again. You thought Max and Chloe’s story was over? Their trials are only beginning! And in the end, dust will be all that remains…”
Honestly, it does sound interesting and explores the fairly lacklustre ending of Chloe and Max leaving a destroyed Arcadia Bay behind. How exactly are they going to cope with the loss of their friends and family? What was it good for?
Titan Comics Life is Strange comic series is set to launch later this year.