Square Enix released an extended gameplay trailer on Tuesday for Life is Strange: Remastered Collection that offered an in-depth look at the first game’s graphical improvements. The trailer featured gameplay from the first episode of Life is Strange, Chrysalis, which featured Max Caulfield navigating Blackwell Academy.
The most obvious changes present were improvements to both lighting and textures, as well as more natural facial animations. One scene from the trailer, the conflict between Chloe and Nathan in the school bathroom, showed that the facial features would be more pronounced in the remaster. Square Enix did not share images of the Before the Storm remaster, but developer Deck Nine has. saying which has “a slew of preview products” planned ahead of the collection’s release in February.
Life is Strange: Remastered Collection will be released for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox on February 1 and will include remastered versions of the first Life is Strange title, as well as its prequel, Before the Storm. It will also be released on Nintendo Switch at a later date. According to Square Enix, the games will feature myriad enhancements, such as improved visuals, animations, and “refined gameplay puzzles.” Those who purchased the Ultimate Edition of Life is Strange: True Colors will also receive the Remastered Collection at no additional cost.