UPDATE: Life Is Strange Limited Edition will launch simultaneously on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, Square Enix confirmed. The Square Enix Online Store updated its listings to include the Limited Edition’s release date on PC and also a confirmation that the title will be retailing at $39.99.
ORIGINAL STORY: Life Is Strange Limited Edition will be making its way to North America for PC, developer Dontnod Entertainment confirmed on Twitter.
The Limited Edition, which Dontnod announced earlier this month, was originally scheduled for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in North America, but the French-based developer said that the “popular demand” received for the product has resulted in it being released on PC as well.
Currently slated for release in North America on January 19, 2016, for PS4 and Xbox One, the Limited Edition includes a 32-page art book, a disc-based version of Life Is Strange, director’s commentary and the official soundtrack.
While it’s been confirmed that the Limited Edition is heading to North America for PC, Dontnod did not reveal an exact release date for the retail version of the title, but the image that the developer tweeted (see below) does confirm that it will launch in the same month as its console counterparts.
Meanwhile, European retailers will be receiving Life Is Strange on January 22, 2016, for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Due to popular demand the Limited Ed. of Life is Strange will now also be coming to North America on PC as well! pic.twitter.com/0pMoYlcpAT
— DONTNOD_Ent (@DONTNOD_Ent) November 21, 2015
Recently, news surfaced that a fan-made project had begun the process of localizing Life Is Strange from English into Arabic, which has been possible through tinkering with the game’s engine, Unreal Engine 3.
Life Is Strange, a five-episode series focusing on the coming-of-age story of heroine Max Caulfield, came to an end last month with the release of Episode 5: Polarized.
With all five episodes having been released, the notion of a sequel has already been a topic of discussion, as Life Is Strange script doctor Alain Damasio said that he would be willing to work on a Life Is Strange 2.
Damasio’s comment should be taken at face value, however, as he didn’t explicitly state that Life Is Strange publisher Square Enix has commissioned a follow-up title, but rather he would be involved with the game should it be put into development.
Life Is Strange, which has surpassed one million units shipped worldwide earlier this year, is available as a digital download on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Additionally, Square Enix will be releasing the title in Japan for PS4, PS3 and PC.
Hardcore Gamer reviewed Life Is Strange collectively, calling it “the sleeper hit of 2015” and “a bona fide contender for 2015’s GOTY.” Read more about Life Is Strange in our review.