What is the Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Bonus Episode: Farewell release date? Officially it’s set for “early 2018”. On average Square Enix has released the Life Is Strange: Before the Storm prequel episodes worldwide every 6 to 8 weeks, faster than their other digital releases*. — As such, the Deluxe Edition-exclusive fourth downloadable episode, titled “Bonus Episode: Farewell”, will arrive between Thursday, January 25th and February 8th, 2018 on PC, PS4 & Xbox One. Development delays notwithstanding.
Check out the Bonus Episode behind-the-scenes video that shows what’s to come in “Farewell”:
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*To quote the game’s creators about the Farewell episode:
“We’re very excited to tell you that Before the Storm’s bonus episode “Farewell” will be releasing in early 2018 and in even more exciting news; Hannah Telle and Ashly Burch will be returning to play Max and Chloe! As you are all aware, Ashly has been working with the writing team at Deck Nine and we’re ecstatic that she will be returning to play the role of young Chloe.
Rhianna DeVries has done a fantastic job for the voice and motion capture of 16 year old Chloe so far, bringing a little bit of herself to the role, just as Ashly had in the previous game. We are forever thankful to Rhianna for the work she has put into Before the Storm and she will continue to work with us for the motion capture of young Chloe in Farewell.”
Bonus Episode: Farewell Storyline: “As a reminder, in the Deluxe Edition’s exclusive bonus episode ‘Farewell’ you will be playing as a young Max Caulfield and this may very well be the last time that you will get to see Max and Chloe together! Unfortunately as much as we’d like to, we can’t say much more about it just now as the team is focused on completing the final stages of polish for episode three, the finale of Before the Storm.”
To clarify, this means that chronologically the “Farewell” episode takes place before Before the Storm’s “Episode 1: Awake”.
The Episode Menu reads: “Bonus Episode: Farewell. Next episode coming soon!”
The now-replaced Bonus Episode: Farewell conclusion achievement / trophy name gave no hints at what events to expect:
• OLD: “Farewell” (100 Gamerscore / Gold Trophy) — Complete Bonus Episode: Farewell of Life is Strange: Before the Storm.
• NEW: “Before the Storm” (100 Gamerscore / Gold Trophy) — Complete Episode 1, Episode 2 and Episode 3 of Life is Strange: Before the Storm.
Note from the developers: “No achievements will be added as Farewell – You will be able to get all achievements without buying the Deluxe Edition.”
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 Bonus Episode: Farewell preview, shown at the top of this page to reveal Bonus Episode: Farewell 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:
Future Updates: This section is reserved for future updates like the Bonus Episode: Farewell trailer.
Video Credits: Square Enix.