Life is Strange Double Exposure release date, gameplay details, pre-order bonuses & more

Life is Strange Double Exposure release date, gameplay details, pre-order bonuses & more
Images via Deck Nine

Written by 

Joshua Boyles

Published 

10th Jun 2024 17:06

Deck Nine is back with another Life is Strange game, and Double Exposure is revising the very familiar protagonist of Max Caulfield. Set several years after the events of the first Life is Strange game, it will follow Max as she tries to use her power for the first time in ages.

Set up with a murder mystery plot, there’s lots to be excited about with this latest addition to the Life is Strange family. Below, I’ve explained some of the new gameplay mechanics and story details, as well as when you can get your hands on the game yourself.

Story details for Life is Strange Double Exposure

Set a few years on from when we last saw Max Caulfield, she’s attending the Caledon University as a photographer-in-residence. There, she’s found a new best friend in Safi, although her body is soon found dead in the surrounding snow - seemingly murdered.

As we know from the first Life is Strange game, Max can turn back time using her supernatural power. After learning of her friend's death, she tries to use her power to prevent it from happening, but this only opens up a doorway to a parallel timeline in which Safi hasn’t been murdered yet.

The story will unfold from there, with Max skipping between the two timelines to figure out who Safi’s killer might be, and if she can stop it from happening in both timelines.

What’s the gameplay like in Double Exposure?

A choice in Life is Strange Double Exposure
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We can likely expect similar gameplay to what we’ve previously seen in other Life is Strange games. There will be lots of walking around and talking to people, with dialogue choices affecting how the story plays out. These decisions will likely have massive effects on the game’s story, with multiple narrative threads to explore in different playthroughs.

A big gameplay change this time will be the ability to swap between timelines at certain moments in the story. We’re not sure if this is something that Max can do on command, but given that it’s massively teased within the story and gameplay, it’s likely that this mechanic will play a big role in solving some of the game’s puzzles and mysteries.

When is Life of Strange Double Exposure coming out?

Life is Strange Double Exposure gameplay
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Life is Strange Double Exposure is set to release on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5 on October 29, 2024.

However, if you pre-order the Ultimate Edition of Double Exposure, you can get access to the first two episodes of the game two weeks early. Your progress here will carry over to the full game once it’s released on October 29.

In fact, there are a bunch of different pre-order options for Life is Strange Double Exposure, with each version including different cosmetic items - there’s even a Final Fantasy 7-themed pack for those inclined!

Deluxe Edition

  • Spooky Outfit Pack
  • Decades Outfit Pack

Ultimate Edition

  • Spooky Outfit Pack
  • Decades Outfit Pack
  • Final Fantasy VII Outfit Pack
  • Fan Favorite Outfit Pack
  • Paw Prints Cat Outfit Pack
  • Exclusive Cat Content

That’s everything you need to know about Life is Strange Double Exposure. For more Xbox coverage, we’ve also gone over everything you need to know about DOOM The Dark Ages, Gears of War E-Day, Avowed, Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, and Perfect Dark.

Joshua Boyles
About the author
Joshua Boyles
Joshua is the Guides Editor at GGRecon. After graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Broadcast Journalism, he previously wrote for publications such as FragHero and GameByte. You can often find him diving deep into fantasy RPGs such as Skyrim and The Witcher, or tearing it up in Call of Duty and Battlefield. He's also often spotted hiking in the wilderness, usually blasting Arctic Monkeys.
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