More time rewinding awaits in Life is Strange: Episode 2, coming March 24

life is strange episode two march 24
Developer Dontnod’s first game Remember Me might have been promising, but in the end we weren’t exactly thrilled with it. Given all the criticism the writing received, most people were cautiously optimistic at best when Dontnod announced its story-heavy second game Life Is Strange, which saw its first episode released earlier this year.

Despite or perhaps because of the relatively low expectations many had for the game, the initial installment of Life Is Strange was fairly well-received. The game’s first episode, Chrysalis, introduces our protagonist Max Caulfield, as well as the main game mechanic: rewinding time. Though this has been seen before in action-heavy games, in Life Is Strange its main use is to make the most out of conversations. That might not sound like the height of excitement, but it works.

After the end credits rolled, the second episode was teased for March 2015, but you could almost hear Dontnod whispering “we hope.” As games broken up into individual episodes become more common, so do the missed deadlines and postponed releases. That was indeed the case with Life Is Strange, as the follow-up episode missed its March 13 release date, but fortunately the delay wasn’t a long one. Dontnod recently tweeted that episode 2 of the game will be released on all platforms (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One) on March 24.

The complete season of Life Is Strange can be purchased for $19.99, while individual episodes sell for $4.99. If you haven’t yet played the first episode, it’s only a few hours long so there is still plenty of time. If that sounds like too much work or you want a spoiler-heavy preview of it, check out our recap of the first episode.


Your PlayStation 4 game library isn't complete without these games

Looking for the best PS4 games out there? Out of the massive crop of titles available, we selected the best you should buy. No matter what your genre of choice may be, there's something here for you.

These are the best Xbox One games out right now

More than four years into its lifespan, Microsoft's latest console is finally coming into its own. From 'Cuphead' to 'Halo 5,' the best Xbox One games offer something for everyone.

The hottest Nintendo Switch games you can get right now

The Nintendo Switch's lineup started off small, but games have steadily released as the console continues through its second year. Here are the best Nintendo Switch games available now, from Super Mario Odyssey to Fortnite.
Movies & TV

Peter Dinklage gets cryptic about two 'Game of Thrones' characters' fates

With the eighth and final season looming, Game of Thrones fever has officially become a pandemic. Our list of all the relevant news and rumors will help make the wait more bearable -- if you don't mind spoilers.

Have problems with your Xbox One? We have the solutions

The Xbox One has evolved over the years, but so have its problems. Thankfully, we have solutions for some of the console's most enduring problems, whether you're experiencing issues with connectivity or your discs.

Gaming on a laptop has never been better. These are your best options

Gaming desktops are powerful, but they tie you down to your desk. For those of us who prefer a more mobile experience, here are the best gaming laptops on the market, ranging from budget machines to maxed-out, wallet-emptying PCs.

Why are game studios run like sweat shops? The human toll of ‘crunch time’

After the revelation of 100-hour work weeks in Red Dead Redemption 2’s development, we spoke with a number of developers about what it’s like to work in crunch culture in the game industry.

Choose your weapon wisely -- these are the best keyboards for gaming on your PC

Your PC isn't complete without one of the best gaming keyboards on the planet. We have a list spanning full-sized models to compact versions from Razer, Cooler Master, Corsair, Logitech G, and more.

How you can give your PS4 a fresh start with a factory reset

Learn the many ways you can factory reset your PS4. From reverting your settings to factory to doing a full wipe and reinstalling the latest PlayStation firmware, we cover it all here, step by step.

The Xbox app lets you access your console while away from home. Here's how

Microsoft's Xbox app can't do it all, but it does allow you to access your profile information and launch media content directly from your mobile device. Check out our quick guide on how to connect your smartphone to an Xbox One.
Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift, HTC Vive head-to-head: Prices drop, but our favorite stays the same

The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are the two big names in the virtual-reality arena, but most people can only afford one. Our comparison tells you which is best when you pit the Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: A.I.-powered cat toys, wallets, food containers

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Product Review

It's got game. But the Razer Phone 2 is still crippled by its camera

The Razer Phone 2 will impress with its gaming prowess and 120Hz screen. But if you care at all about taking pictures on your phone, skip it. While Razer has improved the camera, it’s still short of the competition.

The 'Fallout 76' beta starts tomorrow! Here's when it starts and how to join

Want to get into Bethesda's Fallout 76 beta? We don't know when the program will launch, but we provide instructions on how to get ready. The game officially launches on November 14.