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Life is Strange Before the Storm

Nintendo Switch owners can now play through both the original Life is Strange game and its prequel, Life is Strange: Before the Storm. This is thanks to today's release of Life is Strange Arcadia Bay Collection, which is available now for $39.99 (USD).

Today's release on Switch is the remastered version for both titles. It has some updated visuals and upgraded animations. It's also been "optimized specifically for the Nintendo Switch," so hopefully the framerates aren't trash.

If you don't know about either of these titles, feel free to keep on reading below. If you're already sold on picking up this collection, you can do so right now through the Square Enix Store or Nintendo eShop.

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This all-new collection features:
  • Two complete games
  • Remastered visuals improved and optimized for Switch across characters and environments
  • Improved character animation using full facial mocap performance (Life is Strange Remastered)
  • Choice and consequence driven stories with multiple endings
  • Harness the power of Max’s rewind ability or Chloe’s quick-witted attitude to change the course of events
  • Every track from the distinct licensed soundtrack & original scores

About Life is Strange:
Life is Strange is an award-winning and critically acclaimed episodic adventure game that allows the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future.

Follow the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price.

The pair soon find themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber, uncovering a dark side to life in Arcadia Bay. Meanwhile, Max must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future.

About Life is Strange: Before the Storm:
Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a new three part; standalone adventure set three years before the first game in the BAFTA award-winning franchise.

You play as sixteen-year old Chloe Price who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber, a beautiful and popular girl destined for success.

When Rachel learns a secret about her family that threatens to destroy her world, it is her newfound friendship with Chloe that gives her the strength to carry on.

No longer alone the girls must confront each other's demons and together, find a way to overcome them.​