The Life is Strange: Remastered Collection will be released on February 1, and after the third installment, Life is Strange: True Colors (tested) last year, contains revised versions of the first two games in the adventure series.
The first official gameplay trailer from The Remastered Collection shows the graphical changes implemented in Life is Strange Remastered and Life is Strange: Before the Storm Remastered as part of the reboots. Although some of these are clearly visible, no part becomes graphic distinction.
The following improvements to the remastered versions appear in the new gameplay video:
- Now rendered in native 4K in Unreal 4, with redesigned lighting technology
- New and updated character models ready in 4K with increased polygons
- More emotional and expressive animations for all character models, more natural hair movement, visuals fixed for tears and injuries and more
- Max’s tears and facial expressions became more detailed thanks to the recreated special effects on his face
- Refinement of facial expressions and eye areas in Nathan and Chloe
- New lip sync animations all around
- New and updated landscaping materials for reflection and texture
- Revised models and materials for important items, such as the bucket in the bathroom
For PC on Steam for €40
The new version is available for PC via Steam. The package of the new releases of the first two parts It costs about 40 euros. If you purchase the Ultimate Edition for Part 3, Life is Strange: True Colors, you will receive the new editions for free.
Also for PlayStation, Xbox, GeForce Now and Stadia
The Remastered collection will also be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, GeForce Now, and Google Stadia from February 1. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S and can also be purchased on these platforms. The Nintendo Switch version of reboots will arrive at a later date, which Square Enix hasn’t narrowed down yet.
Compare the image between the original and the improved
Additionally, Square Enix has released a few screenshots from the original and remastered versions of Part One that show the differences.