Life Is Strange 2‘s second episode, “Rules,” will launch on January 24, Square Enix and developer Dontnod Entertainment have announced. Episode 1, “Roads,” was released at the end of September, so the wait will be around four months between episodes if the follow-up stays on schedule.
In addition to announcing Episode 2’s release date, Square Enix released a live-action trailer featuring Gonzalo Martin, who voices one of the main characters, Sean Diaz. The trailer references a pivotal, emotional scene from the first episode, so be aware of that if you’re worried about spoilers. You can watch the trailer in the embed above.
Additionally, Square Enix has released a plot synopsis for Episode 2, and it confirms that Captain Spirit from the free spinoff is in the game. You can find the full plot synopsis at the bottom of the page.
Square Enix’s Jon Brooke said in a statement that Episode 2 will be a turning point for the five-episode series. “Previous seasons have both had a point that was just, ‘that moment’, that captivated fans from all over the world, and we feel like this will be the one for Life isStrange 2.”
GameSpot’s Life Is Strange 2: Episode 1 review scored the game a 9/10. “Life Is Strange 2: Episode 1 is a triumphant first chapter, featuring a narrative that fearlessly reflects the lives of two Latino brothers living in our politically-charged climate,” reviewer Jess McDonell said.
Life Is Strange 2: Episode 2 “Roads” Plot Synopsis:
“Sean and Daniel’s story continues in Episode 2. On the run from the police following a tragic incident in Seattle and the manifestation of a strange supernatural power, Sean and Daniel Diaz continue their journey into the winter months. As the two brothers struggle against the cold, Daniel gets increasingly ill. Sean decides that they must take the risk and make their way to their distant grandparent’s house to recover and seek shelter.
There, they encounter next-door neighbour Chris Eriksen, a young boy who believes he has powers eerily similar to Daniel’s, and they come face to face with his superhero alter ego, Captain Spirit. As Daniel and Chris are becoming fast friends, it’s up to Sean to make sure Daniel follows a set of rules they agreed on for his power: Never in public. Never talk about it. Run from danger.
Can Daniel successfully hide the truth from the people around them, will the temptation to explore the immense power within him be too much, or will he break the rules in a time of need?”