Out of the blue today, Square Enix released a brand new trailer and an official release date for episode two of Life is Strange 2. Episode 2, entitled “Rules”, will be released for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on January 24th, 2019. Along with the news, the company released a new live-action trailer and description to promote it. I get that the company doesn’t want to release footage, but this is a really weird way to go about promoting the game.
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?