Watch a launch trailer for Life is Strange 2

Life is Strange 2 is only days away from release, so here's a launch trailer for the first episode, called 'Roads'. It looks like it will be setting up the basics of the new season, which is about two young brothers, one of whom has mysterious powers, on the run from the police. Chloe and Max, the protagonists of the first season, won't be showing up, although there may be some nods to free spin-off The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

The soundtrack is 'Colour to Colour' by Seyr, so it seems like Life is Strange 2 will be keeping up the original's indie cred.

The first episode of Life is Strange 2 releases on September 27—ignore the bit at the start of the trailer that says "Episode 1 of 5 out now", apparently that's a mistake.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.