Life is Strange: True Colors Release Date, Platforms Leak

Life is Strange: True Colors will be the next game in the series.
Life is Strange: True Colors will be the next game in the series. / Photo courtesy of Game Informer, via Nibel

UPDATE: Square Enix has now revealed Life is Strange: True Colors. Find all the new info at the bottom of this article.

Details of Life is Strange: True Colors, the next game in the Life is Strange series, leaked online Thursday. The game, developed by Deck Nine and published by Square Enix, will hit PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Stadia on Sept. 10.

The leak came in the form of a prematurely published product page on Game Informer's website. The page has since been removed.

Although Dontnod Entertainment kicked off the Life is Strange series as developer on the two main line entries in the series, Deck Nine worked on Life is Strange: Before the Storm, released in 2017.

Games industry analyst Daniel Ahmad indicated True Colors would be a single game, abandoning the episodic release system the Life is Strange games have previously employed.

Square Enix planned to reveal the game at its Square Enix Presents broadcast Tuesday afternoon. The publisher previously said the new game would feature an "all-new protagonist wielding an exciting new power." That protagonist appeared on the leaked page, revealing it to be a woman standing in front of what appears to be a vinyl record and wearing headphones. It seems likely her powers will relate to music, though Square Enix has yet to say as much.

UPDATE: Here's the description from Life is Strange: True Color's new Steam page:

"Alex Chen hides her 'curse': the psychic power of Empathy, the ability to absorb the emotions of others. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace her power to find the truth."

Pre-ordering the game unlocks four new in-game outfits for Alex. Also available is a deluxe edition that includes an extra playable chapter set before the story, and four more outfits inspired by past Life is Strange characters. They include Chloe's Misfit Skull, Sean's Wolf Squad, Daniel's Space Mission and Max's Jane Doe outfits.