Square Enix and DONTNOD have announced that the first episode of their critically-acclaimed Life is Strange will be permanently free to download from July 21. The narrative drive adventure game follows the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers she can rewind time. After saving her best friend Chloe Price, the pair soon finds themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber and uncovering a dark side to life in Arcadia Bay.
Oskar Guilbert, CEO of DONTNOD said of the move, “Although our team set out to create an award-winning narrative we still cannot believe the response we’ve had from players of Life is Strange…We’re really glad that Square Enix have decided to give the first episode away for free so more players can begin their journey and see why people have fallen in love with the game for themselves.”
To celebrate, a new trailer had been released showing Max and Chloe in action and you can check out our review of episode one right here.