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Life is Strange Episode 1 Going Free to Play

We love Life is Strange here at GameSpew. Hell, most people do, right? The story-driven adventure following high school student Max and her discovery of supernatural powers hit a note with all of us – and we couldn’t get enough.

For those of us who haven’t yet experienced Dontnod Entertainment’s epic story, we have some good news: Episode 1 is going free to play!

From tomorrow, 21 July, Episode 1 of Life is Strange will be free to download on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Jon Brooke, Brand and Marketing Vice President at Square Enix (who publish Life is Strange) says on the decision:

By making the first episode of Life is Strange free, we’re really excited to welcome new players to the world of Arcadia Bay and our passionate, vibrant community. We’re incredibly pleased with the awards that the series has won to date as well as the support that our community have given us throughout the campaign.”

We couldn’t agree more. When you first visit Arcadia Bay,  you can’t help but fall in love. Making the first episode free is a great way to capture new players who have been too cautious to make the plunge just yet. Give it a download – we promise you won’t be disappointed.

Check out the brand new trailer below:

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.