Today was Nintendo's presentation at this year's virtual Electronic Entertainment Expo (more commonly known as E3), and apart from announcing a new Metroid game and a classic Tekken character coming to Super Smash, the gaming giant also gave some good news to the queer gamers this morning!
Nintendo just announced that the groundbreaking series of LGBTQ-inclusive video games, Life Is Strange, will be coming to the Switch later this year.
In a preview shown during the Nintendo Direct, we saw cute, cartoon-styled versions of Chloe and Max, as well as Life Is Strange: True Colors' main character Alex Chen. The trio is riding in a train boxcar together through the Pacific Northwest.
Life Is Strange: True Colors launches on Nintendo Switch on September 10, and no release date for the Life Is Strange: Remastered Collection has been announced just yet.
The Remastered Collection stars Max and Chloe in their adventures from both the original game and Before the Storm. There’s no announcement on whether or not Life Is Strange 2 will come to the platform.
The original Life Is Strange featured Max, a queer teen who learns that she can rewind time and must embark on a journey to save her friends and her hometown. In the game, she sparks up a romance with her childhood friend Chloe. The prequel, Life Is Strange: Before the Storm shows Chloe having romantic feelings for another female character, Rachel.
The protagonist of Life Is Strange 2, Sean Diaz, is a bisexual teen with latent telekinetic abilities. Now, in the newest installation of the game, you play as Alex Chen, a young, Asian-American queer woman with the power to read and manipulate other people’s emotions. In the game, you have two potential love interests, one named Ryan, and one named Steph.
It’s going to be queer autumn for gamers everywhere, and we can’t wait to play as tragic, psychic queer teens once again!