Showing posts with label Square Enix. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Square Enix. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Just Cause 4 Live-Action Trailer

New Just Cause 4 live-action trailer shows how the Black Hand mercenaries are beaten down by one man, Rico Rodriguez.

The fourth installment from the Just Cause action-adventure game series, Just Cause 4 by developer Avalanche Studios and publisher Square Enix is less than a week away to launch on December 4 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Series protagonist, Rico Rodriguez is back again for another action-packed adventure in the latest title and a new live-action trailer is dropped recently that humorously glorifies the actions he took while trashing an enemy base with style.

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Just Cause 4 Live-Action Trailer

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You don't have to take our word for it if you just take a look at the trailer below and enjoy how a bunch of hired guns portray his character.




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Rico sets foot in a South American country, Solis for his newest venture to overthrow a group to dictators. In doing so, he takes on a private army called Black Hand and makes enemy of a newly introduced character, Gabriella Morales.

She furiously walks into a sick bay asking her men, how her base got destroyed? As her soldiers explain how they were outsmarted in every step by the stranger, we see disbelief in her eyes. She refuse to buy that one man can cause such havoc on her army alone.

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More of them double downs on how they were easily out by this unsung action hero, that they don't even know the name of. Given the fact how an unstoppable force Rico is, their humorous responses was somewhat accurate to his charismatic persona.

Some was amazed to see him coming from the sky and some were bedazzled to his panther-like movement but she still thinks her men are lying. Before walking out of the room, Gabriella warns her goons that when she finds out what really happened, they would wish they were dead.

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Rico Brings The Thunder

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Over the years, players have seen Rico causing all sorts of orgy of destruction in Just Cause games and this live-action trailer is a hyped up yet summarized version of how things are from the perspective of his poor enemy. He made his haters become fans.

In Just Cause 4, Rico Rodriguez will be taking on new intelligent enemies, explore an open world and on top of everything; face an extreme weather. Our man Rico just don't defeat tyrants, he tames the tornado to dance into his own groove.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Expansion Announced

FFXIV Fan Festival reveals new teaser of upcoming Shadowbringers expansion pack for Final Fantasy XIV.

Back in August, massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV from the popular Final Fantasy franchise made a crossover with action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World from Capcom in a collaboration event.

Today, in the festive mode of FFXIV Fan Fest in Las Vegas, developer/publisher Square Enix took the stage for director/producer Naoki Yoshida to announce the upcoming third expansion pack, Shadowbringers for the popular MMORPG.

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Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Expansion Announced

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We invite you to witness this brand-new, action-packed teaser trailer heralding the darkness that will arrive in early summer 2019 with Shadowbringers.




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The teaser revolves around the battle-worn protagonist having flashbacks of past events and battles where he drew his Gunblade against monstrous creatures. Questions regarding the Warrior of Light and Warrior of Darkness still remain unanswered for a later time.

For those who want to re-experience the story of FFXIV all over again will not have to make a new character to do that. A new game plus option will let you revisit main quests and job quests once again to relive the fantastic plot of the game.

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The expansion seems promising enough for fans to enjoy long after the release of Stormblood now. Like any other previous update, version 5.0 is about to bring an extensive story, new level cap raise from 70 to 80 and several new jobs.

Players are now free to fight back the evil Garlean Empire as Ala Mhigo and Doma are rescued in Stormblood expansion. Of course there will be new areas to discover, new beast tribes, dungeons and much more.

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The Blue Mage job has been a part of the fantasy universe since Final Fantasy V and FFXIV is not going any further from the tradition of the series. However, this will be a limited job that comes with update 4.5, which is long before the release of the expansion.

Instead of learning through level progression, players will learn job actions from monsters through combat. Blue Mage will begin from a level cap of 50 and the release of Shadowbringers will increase the number with new patches.

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This job is unique and unlike the other jobs that isn't linked to any class from the game. You might also want to take a look at the reveal, so here it is.




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An unknown new playable race has been announced without giving any details but given the dramatic camera zoom focus on Yoshida's t-shirt with a photo of Bugs Bunny on a motorcycle; we believe they are teasing the Viera race of humanoid rabbits from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance to include.

Finally, the game allows you to travel to your friend even if they are playing on a different server. From main cities like Ul’dah, New Gridania and Limsa Lominsa, you can teleport to other worlds. More details on Shadowbringers expansion will follow when they are out.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Xbox One backward compatibility feature brings Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy and Civilization Revolution as Xbox One X enhanced from Xbox 360.

The entire Xbox community came celebrating the fourth-annual X018 event this weekend at Mexico City and Microsoft Studios teamed up with Square Enix to announce that Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy will be backwards compatible on Xbox One from November 13.

It is time for fans of the series to rejoice in excitement as Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII from role-playing game franchise Final Fantasy has joined the library of Xbox One X enhanced backward compatibility.

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Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

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These three action RPG titles from "Fabula Nova Crystallis" saga with mostly positive receptions were originally released within 2009 to 2013 for Xbox 360 consoles aside from other platforms like Android, iOS, PC and PlayStation 3.

Not only are these games are being made available for Microsoft's eighth-generation home console, FFXIII Trilogy is receiving enhanced visual upgrade to be enjoyed on the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X.

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The above-mentioned titles will soon join previously announced lineup of Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X HD Remaster, Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and World of Final Fantasy Maxima as part of Final Fantasy Legacy Collection, will be releasing throughout 2019.

On another note, turn-based strategy game Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution from developer Firaxis Games and publisher 2K Games has also received Xbox One X enhanced update. Back in April 2017, the title joined the backward catalog of games already.

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FFXIII and Civilization Revolution is Xbox One X Enhanced

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Some people may have missed their chance with these titles the first time they were launched and had no way of playing it back now without migrating back to older consoles or maybe experience it on PC if there is a version available. This is where the Xbox One backwards compatible feature comes to play.

Microsoft has done a great job amassing more than 500 titles from Xbox 360 platform and 25 of them are enhanced for Xbox One X. Another 32 original Xbox classic titles are now available to enjoy on your Xbox One devices.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Final Fantasy XV DLC Cancelled

Square Enix cancelled upcoming four DLC episodes for Final Fantasy XV. Also, game director Hajime Tabata quits the company.

Back in April, developer/publisher Square Enix of action role-playing game Final Fantasy XV announced additional content for the 2016 game in a panel at PAX East, which includes four new episodes planned to release on 2019.

Today, they revealed in a livestream that three of these four expansion packs are cancelled. On top of that, game director Hajime Tabata is also confirmed to have left the company after finishing his last work day on October 31. This is just too much to take in, right?

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Final Fantasy XV DLC Cancelled

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Before the unexpected official announcement, these character-focused episodes include Aranea, Ardyn, Lunafreye and Noctis were to offer side stories and an alternate finale. Except for episode Ardyn, rest three is scrapped now.

Ardyn is currently scheduled to release in March 2019 and the events of this episode takes place before the story of FFXV, where players have the chance to take the role of Ardyn Izunia, the main antagonist of the game.

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There would also be a tie-in anime titled, Final Fantasy XV Episode Ardyn - Prologue that explores the reason behind Ardyn becoming so vengeful. We also have a preview of the episode in a form of teaser trailer here. Check this out.




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Luminous Productions, an internal studio of Square Enix were in charge of developing these content add-ons will now focus on developing a brand-new AAA title for global market since they are no longer tasked to the DLC episodes anymore.

On director Hajime Tabata quitting the studio, the official statements mentioned him resigning back in October, probably in pursuit of founding his own company. He sincerely thanked all of the loyal fans in his resignation letter for supporting the game for years.

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Game Director Hajime Tabata Leaves Square Enix

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When Square Enix initially released plans for bringing more content to Final Fantasy XV, fans were convinced that the game will never end considering the title was originally announced back in 2006 before it saw release in 2016, exactly ten years later.

Unfortunately, that certainly is not the case at hand until further development because according to one of their earnings report, this executive decision of cancelling the DLCs resulted in a tremendous amount of loss of around $33 million.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Kingdom Hearts 3 Tangled Trailer

Kingdom Hearts 3 sets Sora, Donald and Goofy to Kingdom of Corona from Tangled to meet with Flynn and Rapunzel.

With Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far seeing a successful run on PlayStation 4, players are preparing themselves and building hype for the upcoming action role-playing game Kingdom Hearts III, which is scheduled to be released on January 25, 2019.

Developer/publisher Square Enix is bringing back Sora and his gang consisting Donald Duck, Goofy, King Mickey and Riku for the twelfth installment of the series on PS4 and Xbox One. In the sideline, they are launching some exciting trailers related to the plot.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 Tangled Trailer

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The newest trailer of Kingdom Hearts III explores the Kingdom of Corona from Disney animated movie Tangled from 2010.




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Sora ended up on Corona with his friends only to come across Rapunzel, who just came out of the tower to see the outside world as Flynn Rider was climbing on it. The golden haired girl is then quickly confronted by plant-like creatures that Mother Gothel probably left behind to keep an eye on her.

Sweet talking thief Flynn points out that he can get her to the Kingdom but to him, Sora and his friends seem to be more accustomed for combat. So, they jump in to help and together they defeated all creatures. The trailer ends with Rapunzel saying "Best day ever!", just like she does at one point in the movie.

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Another fun-filled Kingdom Hearts III trailer has just teased players with more exciting stories and it just keeps getting better each time. After crossing over with Big Hero 6, Frozen and Pirates of the Caribbean, bringing Tangled into the mix really set the bar on top.

The last mainline game from the series came out more than a decade ago and so many movies have come out in the mean time. Now that Disney has acquired Pixar, other popular franchise like Monsters, Inc and Toy Story came to play as well.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Shadow of The Tomb Raider Slammed on Steam

Shadow of The Tomb Raider gets massive load of negative reviews on Steam because of a recent sale.

With the recent release of action-adventure game Shadow of The Tomb Raider, developer Eidos and publisher Square Enix has brought back series protagonist Lara Croft once again and successfully concluded the reboot origin trilogy.

Initially, the game is launched on 14 September for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a worldwide positive reception. However, things started going south lately when Square Enix decided to offer a sale for the game on Steam, which made many players who pre-ordered the game angry.

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Shadow of The Tomb Raider Slammed on Steam

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The retail price for the standard edition of the game received a 34% off on Valve's digital distribution platform Steam, shortly after a month of its release in a week-long sale and another 47% discount on the Croft Steelbook Edition.

Within days after the sale started, the game has its reputation moved from "Mostly Positive" to "Mixed" because of a surge of negative reviews. Most of them are complaining about being ripped off by pre-ordering as it came to sale too soon anyway.

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If you go through the recent reviews on the Steam page for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, all you will see is people being pissed off at Square Enix for this marketing tactics and 66% of the consumers left a negative remark for their dick move.

The only good side of this sale is that if anyone still hasn't picked up the game, now is the time. Since the Croft Steelbook Edition is also going on for a 47% price off, this is a killer deal right now to grab the base game and all the upcoming DLC when they arrive.

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What this Steam sale backlash leaving behind is a knock-on effect for future when players will reconsider the point of pre-ordering games if they are going on sale so early and if people will ever trust the company with any of their upcoming titles.

However, among the mass pile of review bombing over sale, there were some mentions of issues regarding audio and several glitches. Some of them also complained about the story arc being short and even the ones recommended it has the same grumble.

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Fans were very excited for Shadow of the Tomb Raider from the moment it was revealed and many even expected the game to be one of the biggest titles of 2018 because of an impressive narrative build and incredibly detailed graphics but sadly, that's not the case anymore.

Though it picked up things pretty well with favorable response but didn't turn out as expected in the end. Although, the series is currently on rest as the Survivor timeline has come to an end, only time will tell how much bigger price the company will have to pay for this betray of trust.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far Announced for PS4

A collection of 9-game from the long-running Kingdom Hearts franchise is coming to PS4 later this month.

Upcoming crossover action role-playing game Kingdom Hearts III from developer/publisher Square Enix is set for a release window of January 2019, aiming for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you are new to the series, chances are that you have a lot to catch up as this is the twelfth installment of the series.

However, Square Enix has made it easy to help you get hold of the complex timeline by announcing a collection of games into one titled Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far for PS4, coming on October 30, 2018.

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Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far for PS4

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Since the first game of the series was released in 2002, it has been difficult for fans to keep up with the story premise of Kingdom Hearts. The Story So Far collects every important piece together for the price of $39.99 and doesn't require anything else. Let's take a look at the games added to the compilation.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX

  • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (HD Remastered cinematics)
  • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final MIX
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (HD Remastered cinematics)

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

  • Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep –A fragmentary passage–
  • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover (movie)

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Although these are an assortment of old games you've played before, updates and minor changes are added along with HD graphics to deliver a refreshing experience to the fans. Even a feature-length film is also included in the package and it is available for pre-order now.

Unfortunately, they didn't announce an Xbox version of the collection and considering how the entire franchise has built up its legacy on PlayStation consoles throughout the years, players on Xbox are the ones who probably needed it the most to catch up with the adventures of Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy.

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Adventures of Sora and Company

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Until now, there hasn't been a single collection that offered every important part of the overall story and The Story So Far is the most complete bundle ever. Only problem it has is that the games are not listed in chronological order and there are no new content in it.

As you wait for Kingdom Hearts III to arrive and characters from Disney, Final Fantasy, Pixar and The World Ends with You to reunite on January 2019, you have two more months in between to get yourself introduced to the entire plot of the franchise and maybe try to figure out which comes after which.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Final Fantasy Legacy Collection Announced

To keep you busy with the RPG action, Square Enix will release a ton of games from Final Fantasy franchise till 2019.

One of the most celebrated video game series in history where Square Enix had the privilege to be both a developer and publisher studio at the same time is definitely Final Fantasy franchise. Of course, they are responsible for series like Tomb Raider as well but can you really make a comparison among them in terms of popularity? I guess not.

Recently, they revealed names for a bunch of games from the overall releases to be launched on Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy Legacy Collection Announced

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Today, the company announced the news through a Tweet from their official account while detailing about the involved titles on their site.

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Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD
Starting off with a light-hearted approach towards the series, we are off to a path of action role-playing adventure, which is explored in 15 chapters. The story revolves around Eos, a world that is weighed down by Starscourge plague that turns human and animal into fierce Daemons. Currently the game is available on PS4, Switch and Xbox One.

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World of Final Fantasy Maxima

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World of Final Fantasy Maxima
This is a game that assembles many of the heroes from different Final Fantasy titles into a world for you to enjoy. Players are to go on board for a magical quest throughout the land of Grymoire with lead characters Lann and Reynn. Your ultimate franchise crash course will release on November 6, 2018 for PS4, Steam, Switch and Xbox One.

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Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!
Throughout the entire Final Fantasy series, Chocobos appear as a recurring animal and even earner their series of spin-offs. As title suggests, you are to wander in a world full of dungeons and each of your movement affects the world around you. With a 2-player co-op mode, the game will be arriving on the winter of 2018 for PS4 and Switch.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition
This co-op RPG is a spin-off title of the main series and completely remastered for releasing on 2019 for both PS4 and Switch. It tells a story of a world that is doused in poisoned gas called Miasma and everyone tries to protect themselves from it using large crystals.

The newly added online multiplayer mode will allow players to team up with three more friends simultaneously. Plus, each dungeons added more areas to explore than before.

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Final Fantasy VII
Now this entry right here has a lot of fan jump with joy in excitement as this one has changed the concept of gaming back then. To stop a major eco-terrorist organization from taking over the power sources of the world and save it from a possible downfall, mercenary protagonist Cloud Strife joins a rebellion group AVALANCHE. At some point in 2019, the title will see release on Switch and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy IX
A bandit group called Tantalus and their member Zidane Tribal decides to kidnap Princess Garnet of Alexandria. Strangely enough, she also wanted out and together they attempt to stop a war between nations of Gaia in an epic medieval fantasy tale. 2019 marks the release window for the game on Switch consoles and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster
Instead of picking up one title, you've got to choose two completely remastered Final Fantasy game here on Switch and Xbox One. In terms of graphics, story and soundtracks, these two titles will stand out among the rest.

The first one from the two is set on the world of Spira, revolving around the journey of Tidus and Yuna to stop the threat of Sin. Then X-2 shift focus on Yuna as she becomes a Sphere Hunter from a summoner and gathers new allies to find answers to some unsolved mystery.

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
What Zodiac Age does to the originally released classic version of Final Fantasy XII from 2006 is providing a more polished graphics and gameplay. In a war between the kingdom of Archadia and Rozarria, Dalmasca gets caught and being taken over by the former.

So, Princess Ashe decides to form a movement along with a young man named Vaan to free their land. As a high-definition remaster, the entire game is presented in true HD with improvements on sound and visual. This one too will see release on 2019 over Switch and Xbox One consoles.

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Over the course of next 12 months, Square Enix intends to release the abovementioned titles on all available major platforms. So, we are covered with the iconic role-playing experience of the series till 2019 on different consoles.

For a very long time, fans have been asking for these Final Fantasy titles to release on modern day gaming platforms and the publisher have obliged to their demands eventually by encapsulating the memorable heritage of this franchise into a collection series.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Life is Strange: Welcome To Blackwell Academy Announced

Dontnod Entertainment and Square Enix takes you back to Blackwell Academy by teaming up with Titan Books to create Life is Strange student handbook.

The five-part episodic graphic adventure of the Life is Strange title from developer Dontnod Entertainment and publisher Square Enix has explored the life of Chloe and Max but as the sequel, Life is Strange 2 has been announced a while back, we learn that the studio has moved on from the story of the original protagonists. However, Titan Books have announced a student handbook titled, Life is Strange: Welcome To Blackwell Academy recently for releasing on October 9, 2018.

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Life is Strange: Welcome To Blackwell Academy

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You can go back to the fictional town of Arcadia Bay, Oregon once again to revisit Blackwell Academy with the titular student guide written by author Matt Forbeck. This 160 page book is priced at $39.95, which offers an in-depth look into the heart of Arcadia and Blackwell, where Chloe Price and Max Caulfield were busy investigating mysterious disappearance cases tied to the story of the game. Throughout the pages, you will notice many doodles, notes and sketches of these two.

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Life is Strange: Welcome To Blackwell Academy takes you to a journey where you will discover more about other in-universe characters, rather than Chloe and Max. You can place your pre-order for the book on Amazon in advance and wait for October 9 to see release at the bookstores of North America but audience in U.K. will have to wait till October 30. Meanwhile, the first episode of Life is Strange 2 will come out at the end of this month, on September 27 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.