The first episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm released at the end of August, and while all appearances seemed to suggest the typical story of a rebellious teenager struggling to come to terms with her dysfunctional family, the actual narrative was a strangely heartfelt experience. Now, with the second episode due in less than a week, Square Enix has released a new trailer that previews the upcoming events – with a hint of something more sinister in the works. Check it out [Warning: Spoilers Ahead]:
The coming episode is both the second and penultimate of the three-part title, which released as a prequel to the events in the original Life is Strange. In the first episode, we followed the angst-filled teen Chloe Price as she encountered (and frequently argued with) numerous characters before eventually meeting Rachel Amber, a similarly-conflicted teenage girl who Chloe would slowly build a close-yet-awkward relationship with.
Episode one came to a close with Rachel’s frustration turning supernatural, as her cries of rage and sorrow seemed to create a massive forest fire that eclipsed the small town of Arcadia Bay. Now, if the above trailer is any indication, players will likely be seeing the immediate aftermath of the incident and the ensuing fallout.
The video’s description reads:
As Chloe and Rachel’s family life continues to crumble, their friendship blossoms and the two girls discuss running away together. But before they can go, Chloe gets involved with an errand for Frank Bowers which puts her in a dangerous situation and exposes an uglier side to Arcadia Bay.
Episode two to Life is Strange: Before the Storm releases on Wednesday, October 19 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via the Steam retailing service. Those who already own it will receive the episode free, while those who don’t will need to purchase the title for $16.99.