Legendary Looking to Develop a Digital Series Based on Life is Strange. Life is Strange has been successful in the video game market for it’s episodic format, so it’s no surprise that Square Enix is looking to team up with Legendary Digital Studios to develop it into a digital series.
Life is Strange was developed by Dontnod Entertainment and it heavily involved users to make choices that would affect the game’s story. The game was released as a five-part episodic series as users were able to rewind time and affect the past, present, and future. The story follows Maxine, a photography student who ends up saving her best friend Chloe after discovering that she can rewind time. The two friends uncover dangerous secrets in their town of Arcadia Bay after learning the truth behind the disappearance of a student. Maxine soon realizes the consequences to her new powers after learning that altering the past can sometimes end up creating a perilous future. The announcement of the upcoming series was made by Legendary in a press release.
“Life is Strange is one of those rare properties that combines incredibly developed characters and storylines with deeply engaging gameplay,” said Greg Siegel, Senior VP of Development and Production at Legendary Digital Studios. “It lends itself perfectly to live-action imaginings. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Square Enix, DONTDOD Entertainment and dj2 to bring the world of Arcadia Bay to life in an exciting new way.”
“We’re proud and excited to be working alongside Legendary to realize a new version of Arcadia Bay and Blackwell Academy complete with our rich cast of realistic, believable characters and memorable events,” said Jon Brooke, VP Brand and European Marketing at Square Enix. “Now that the first episode of the Life is Strange game is free to download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Mac and PC, there’s never been a better time to play or to introduce a friend to the beautiful world of Arcadia Bay.”
Life Is Strange has won countless awards, including a BAFTA for Best Story, a Peabody Award, the Golden Joystick’s Performance of the Year and The Game Awards’ Games for Impact Award.
The series will be produced and developed with Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons of dj2 Entertainment. The search is currently underway for a writer for the potential series. Are you guys willing to see Life is Strange as a digital series?
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