It wasn't all that long ago that Dontnod announced that they were working on a new game in the Life is Strange world, and already we have reported leaks. The current andrather substantial rumor is that the new game is going to be a prequel to Life is Strange. The rumor is based on a series of 8 screenshots and one piece of concept art that were leaked. The art and screens were ostensibly from the unannounced game, as they bear a rather striking resemblance to the characters of Dontnod's breakout episodic story.
If the screenshots and art from this Imgur gallery are to be believed, the new game will focus on Chloe Price and her friend Rachel Amber who is missing at the start of Life is Strange.
The prequel is certainly the easiest way for publisher Square Enix to capitalize on the success of the first game without getting themselves stuck in an Andromeda-like situation of messy plot holes and possible timeline annihilation.
But before you go counting this one as basically confirmed, the story doesn't end there. According to the report, the prequel is being developed by Deck Nine (previously Idol Minds). The leak follows yesterday news from Gematsu that Deck Nine is currently "deep in development" on a narrative-driven game in a "critically acclaimed franchise." The studio said more news on the project — which may or may not be the prequel in question — will be revealed in just a few weeks at E3.
If this prequel is real, and all evidence points to that being the case, it would be one of three known Life Is Strange projects currently in development. In addition to Dontnod's next game in the series, publisher Square Enix and Legendary Entertainment have partnered for a live-action Life Is Strange TV show.
We've reached out to Square Enix and will return with any updates we recieve.