Square Enix still isn't one to shy away from new IP even for consoles, as the JRPG publisher teams up with DONTNOD (the makers of Capcom's Remember Me, which if you'll remember we liked) to announce Life is Strange for PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360. In spite of the looming threat of bankruptcy which befell DONTNOD following the release of Remember Me, the Paris-based developer has a new opportunity to strike gold with something that isn't a sequel.
So what could be bold enough for Square Enix to test the next-gen console waters with? Life is Strange is so far confirmed to be an episodic adventure game series where decisions made in earlier chapters may affect how later ones unfold. Okay so maybe it doesn't sound all that bold nowadays (look at any Telltale Games release), but Life is Strange throws in a character that can rewind time.
Life is Strange stars Max Caulfield as she (hey, Max is an androgynous name) returns to her fictional US town of Arcadia Bay, Oregon, reuniting with friend Chloe to investigate the "mysterious and rather uncomfortable" disappearance of fellow senior student Rachel Amber. Max must come to grips with the power to turn back time, and Square Enix promises that how you use this ability will play its part in evolving the overall story.
No, it has nothing to do with Chrono Trigger despite messing with the space-time continuum. Here's hoping for easter eggs though. Hey, even the Thief reboot had one.