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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Life Is Strange being adapted into a digital series


News by Lindsay M.

Life Is Strange remains haunting over a year after I began my time in Arcadia Bay. Not a single day goes by that I don’t think of Max, Chloe, Kate, Victoria, and the other teenagers in the fictional Oregon town. Oddly enough, I never even considered the idea that the game may be adapted into anything other than its original — and perfect form. Legendary Digital Studios clearly thought differently, as it has announced that it will be turning Life Is Strange into a digital series.

Related reading: Matt’s review of Life is Strange’s first episode on PlayStation 4.

The series will be produced by dj2 Entertainment’s Dan Jevons and Dmitri Johnson; the pair is also producing the Sonic the Hedgehog film, so that doesn’t really make me trust them to handle my all-time favourite video game. Legendary Pictures also produced Dead Rising for Crackle (not exactly a critically-acclaimed masterpiece). The Life Is Strange series is currently without a writer or director.

A post on the Life Is Strange blog states:
Much like many of you, both Legendary and we here at Square Enix & DONTNOD agree that Life Is Strange lends itself perfectly to live-action imaginings. While we can’t wait to see what Legendary will do with the digital series we don’t have any further details to share at this point in time.

If you haven’t played the episodic game yet, you’re missing out. Life Is Strange follows Max Caulfield, a talented photographer and senior in high school. While saving her childhood best friend Chloe, Max learns she can rewind time. Soon after, she is sucked into investigating the disappearance of Chloe’s friend Rachel Amber. The secrets in Arcadia Bay go deeper than anyone could have imagined. Life Is Strange is so wonderful it won DDnet’s Game of the Year 2015. The first episode is free now on all platforms for an indefinite amount of time, so it’s definitely time to check it out.

- Lindsay M.
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Life Is Strange being adapted into a digital series
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