There's been a lot of announcements lately for movie and TV show reimaginings of videogames, but none of them make as much sense as Life is Strange which is getting its own live-action digital series.
You can grab the first episode of the critically acclaimed game for nothing now, just like our list of the best free games.
When it was announced that Battlefield was getting a TV show, I really had no idea what shape that would take, but a live-action version of Life is Strange registers immediately. Hella yes, basically.
Legendary Digital Studios and Square Enix are teaming up for the production and it will be will be developed and produced in conjunction with Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons of dj2 Entertainment, the people responsible for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie for Sony Pictures.
A narrative game that's won a BAFTA for its achievements, Life is Strange should be a relatively easy adaptation when compared to a blue hedgehog who runs fast.
“Life is Strange is one of those rare properties that combines incredibly developed characters and storylines with deeply engaging gameplay,” said vice president of development and production for Legendary Digital Studios, Greg Siegel. “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 realise a new version of Arcadia Bay and Blackwell Academy complete with our rich cast of realistic, believable characters and memorable events,” added 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, there’s never been a better time to play or to introduce a friend to the beautiful world of Arcadia Bay."
If you haven't played it, you really should. Life is Strange is one of those rare games that tackles things you've never seen in a videogame before, and it does so with confidence. It really is special and I can't wait to see what the live-action series looks like. I wonder which ending is canon.