Life is Strange 2 Episode 1 Now Free

Square Enix and DONTNOD announce that the first episode of Life is Strange 2 is now free on Steam for Windows, macOS, and Linux. This is a permanent move and the initial episode is also now free on consoles. Here's word on this effort to attract new players to their episodic adventure game:
It’s a thrilling, BAFTA-award-winning adventure about responsibility, freedom, brotherhood… and now you can download and play the first Episode of Life is Strange 2 free – forever!

When a tragic incident turns Sean and Daniel’s quiet suburban life upside down, the Diaz brothers find themselves on the road – alone, scared, and pursued by the police.

Just sixteen years old, Sean is thrust into the role of father figure. Struggling with his own feelings and fears, Sean must still try to teach Daniel right from wrong… when the whole world is set against them.

Is it okay to steal when you’re hungry? Should you still play by the rules when the rest of the world ignores them? As Sean, your choices will shape Daniel into the man he will become – so choose carefully!

But Daniel is also hiding a dangerous secret… a telekinetic power that allows him to move objects with his mind. How can you guide a boy who can flip a car with a thought?

Over the course of roughly 3 hours of gameplay, Episode 1 takes the Diaz brothers from the safety of home and out into the wild, with the repercussions of a startling tragedy following them across the country. The choices you make in these opening hours will echo throughout the whole game.

Leave the Seattle streets far behind, and delve deep into ancient woods. Explore. Find shelter, face hardship, steal moments of joy amid gorgeous scenery. Forge bonds of friendship and brotherhood that will last a lifetime… and make enemies – and mistakes – that will haunt you forever.

Exciting, moving, and unique, your decisions across the course of the game will build towards one of seven different endings, each with surprising consequences for Sean, Daniel, and all the characters you’ll meet along the way. It all starts here.

This is the trip that defines Sean and Daniel’s relationship forever.