Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 3 Release Date

What is the Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 3 release date? Officially it’s set for “coming soon” in 2017. On average Square Enix has released the Life Is Strange Episodes of Season 1 worldwide every 8 to 10 weeks, with this shorter prequel season promising to arrive in a much more rapid, monthly fashion than their other digital releases*. — As such, the third downloadable episode, titled “Episode 3: Hell Is Empty”, will arrive on December 7th Wednesday, December 20th 2017 on PC, PS4 & Xbox One.

Check out the Episode 2 ending preview that shows what’s to come in Episode 3:

*To quote the game’s co-director Chris Floyd when asked if the 3 episodes are locked for release:
“We constructed an arc of the whole storyline very early on, but of course as you get in and you really work with these characters and you work with these individual scenes and you start to see what’s working and what’s not, it’s absolutely true that things change so we started witha lot of attention on our first episode. And [as] we move on to each episode we know basically what the main points are, but things change and we may even have some opportunities to react to what the fans see in Episode 1 and touch up some moments in Episode 2 & 3 if we’re lucky.”

He confirms this shorter release timeframe — that would still allow them to touch-up some scenes before each next Episode’s release — after Greg Miller asked him that question at GameSpot’s E3 2017 booth back in June. The quote can be found starting at 10:40 minutes into the interview here:

Episode 3 Synopsis: “???”

The Episode Menu reads: “Episode 3: Hell Is Empty. Next episode coming soon!”

The Episode 3 conclusion achievement / trophy name hints at what events to expect:
• “All the Devils are Here” (Gold) — Complete Episode 3: Hell Is Empty. – This quote is from William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, to be specific Ariel’s speech in Act I, Scene 2: “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”

The Episode names may hint at overarching story themes:
• Episode 1: Awake — Release Info: Out now.
• Episode 2: Brave New World — Release Info: Out now.
• Episode 3: Hell Is Empty — Release Info: “Purchase Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episodes 2 & 3 Bundle and receive Episodes 2 and 3 automatically upon release.”
• Bonus Episode: Farewell — Release Info: “Play one last time as a young Max Caulfield in a special Farewell bonus episode… (Bonus Episode will be released after Episode 3)”

Season 1 Info: There are three main episodes in total in this prequel season of the game — keep in mind the Farewell episode is a bonus episode that only comes with the Deluxe Edition of the season pass. After the end of the Life Is Strange adventure game episodes, Deck Nine is nice enough to include a teaser trailer for the next episode. In this case the on October 19th, 2017 released Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 2 included an Episode 3 preview, shown at the top of this page to reveal Episode 3 hints.

Season 1 Description: “Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a new three part; standalone adventure set three years before the first game in the BAFTA award-winning franchise.

You play as sixteen-year old Chloe Price who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber, a beautiful and popular girl destined for success.

When Rachel learns a secret about her family that threatens to destroy her world, it is her newfound friendship with Chloe that gives her the strength to carry on.

No longer alone the girls must confront each other’s demons and together, find a way to overcome them.

Note that the Bonus Episode titled ‘Farewell’ is only included in the Deluxe Edition, in it you play one last time as a young Max Caulfield in a special bonus episode.”

Watch the Life Is Strange: Before the Storm introduction trailer:

Here’s an interview with the development staff about Life Is Strange: Before the Storm:

December 4 Update: On Monday December 4th 2017 Square Enix updated the official Life is Strange Tumblr blog and Twitter feed with an Episode 3 artwork and the following announcement: “Before the Storm: Episode 3 coming soon.” Suggesting the third episode will arrive either later this or next week on the 14th! Yay! 😀

December 6 Update: The Life is Strange: Before the Storm Ep 3 Trailer has been released!

Future Updates: This section is reserved for future updates like the Episode 3 trailer.

Video Credits: Square Enix, GameSpot & AFguides.

What do you think will happen on the next episode of Life Is Strange: Before the Storm?