Dontnod’s popular narrative driven title Life is Strange might have a prequel from a different developer.
The news comes from Gamekult (via Eurogamer) who found an image of the prequel on the Deck Nine website server. A user then informed them of an imgur gallery that had the image found by Gamekult as well as several other images. The pictures show Chloe before her blue hair, a living Rachel, and various locations used in the game.
From the images it can be assumed that the game will focus on the relationship and events between Rachel and Chloe. This will also be before Chloe enters her rebellious punk phase seen in the original game. Other details are still unclear however player will likely take on the role of Rachel or Chloe.
While Deck Nine as the developer may sound odd, it would make sense. The studio was previously known as idol games, but recently undergone a re-branding. In a now removed announcement they stated that they were working on a “brand new addition to a critically acclaimed franchise” and they would now focus on narrative driven games. The studio has also been working on new tools called Skyforge that would allow them to create “meaningful storytelling and rich gameplay”. Their first game as Deck Nine was supposed to be announced next month according to their announcement from last night.
There is no official word about the prequel from any of the developers or publishers involved with Life is Strange. Although if the game is this far into development, expect info at E3 perhaps alongside the already confirmed sequel from Dontnod.