Square Enix hosted their own live-streamed presentation of their upcoming games on Thursday, revealing a new Life is Strange, debuting Black Panther for Marvel’s Avengers, and announcing a slew of mobile titles.
The new Life is Strange, called Life is Strange: True Colors, is an entirely new story that takes place in the Life is Strange universe. The game will have players assume the role of Alex Chen, a young Asian American woman who is trying to solve the mystery surrounding the supposed accidental death of her brother. She has the powers of Empathy, allowing her to feel whatever the people feel around her.
True Colors breaks away from the traditional Life is Strange format by having all of the episodes released at once, instead of over the course of a few months. True Colors is set to come out on September 10th of this year.
Square Enix also announced the Life is Strange Remastered Collection which includes Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before the Storm. The bundle is set to come out in September of this year, either as a standalone version or a part of the Life is Strange: True Colors Ultimate Edition.
The publisher also announced new content for Marvel’s Avengers. In addition to a roadmap for 2021 content, they released a brief teaser trailer for Black Panther and his new content, which is also set to come out later this year. The addition of Hawkeye and the free next-gen update also came out today, free for all players.
Project Athia, the PS5 and PC exclusive, got a new name and teaser trailer today, as well. Now called Forspoken, the game stars Ella Balinska who plays a girl named Frey Holland, who has to learn magic in a new and dangerous world. Not much else is known about Forspoken except that it is set to come out sometime in 2022.
A trio of mobile games based on popular franchises was announced, however, few details were given on any of them. Just Cause Mobile seems to feature multiple players working together to make destructible chaos, Project Hitman Sniper Assassins is set in the Hitman universe with new characters and targets to kill, and AR Space Invaders is a new, augmented reality take on the classic game. All of these mobile titles are set to come out sometime later this year.
And finally, Square Enix revealed a couple of announcements to celebrate Tomb Raider’s 25th anniversary. They confirmed the Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy that was spotted a week and a half ago and it’s available today for all platforms. They also announced the Craft Manor will be a playable Creative map in Fortnite, starting on March 23rd.
At the end of the presentation, Square Enix said that there will be another Square Enix Presents sometime this summer.
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