It’s already been announced that Parisian studio Dontnod Entertainment is hard at work on a follow-up to the cult hit Life is Strange, but it appears a prequel could be on its way next. The prequel to the episodic adventure, featuring time-rewinding teen Max Caulfield and try-hard teen angst machine Chloe, is apparently being developed by a different company altogether: Deck Nine Games.
The leaks, which you can see below, are from Deck Nine’s official website, which has since been taken offline. Gamekult, a French gaming publication, was able to retrieve said images from the developer’s site, which an anonymous poster uploaded to Imgur. The eight screens show off presumed protagonist Chloe Price in several outfits and poses, Life is Strange protagonist Max Caulfield, and Chloe’s best friend and supposed love interest Rachel Amber.
Deck Nine Games recently rebranded itself from Idol Minds, the developer behind games in the Cool Boarders series and several other projects. Its statement about the rebrand stated the following:
“Deck Nine have signed a partnership deal with a leading AAA videogame publisher and are deep in development on their first title, a brand new addition to a critically acclaimed franchise. More info will be revealed about this narrative adventure game at E3 in June.”
Life is Strange followed Max’s adventures as she wrangled her newfound time-traveling powers and reconnected with Chloe after leaving town for some time. Chloe was an awful character, and I’m not sure I’d even want to play as her, especially if it involves whatever hijinks she and Rachel Amber got up to before Max came back into the picture, but I’ll probably play it since I enjoyed the tail end of the original Life is Strange, minus that absolutely horrendous “weed-hiding” scene. What was all that about, anyway?