Life is Strange: Remastered Collection offers first look at gameplay in enhanced 4K

Life is Strange: Remastered Collection offers first look at gameplay in enhanced 4K
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Square Enix has dropped a couple of new videos for the upcoming Life is Strange Remastered Collection.

The first of the two videos shows the very first five minutes of the original 2015 outing. We get to relieve that fateful opening bathroom scene, with the new enhancements coming in the new collection. This includes the game now being rendered in native 4K on the Unreal Engine 4, with rebuilt lighting.

Character models have also been given an upgrade too. Max, Chloe and Nathan all boast more emotive and expressive animations, and new lip-syncing. We’re also told there’s more natural hair physics, “updated tears, injuries and more”. If that wasn’t enough, even the props have been given new models and materials.

All in all, it makes the game look like it could be released today with no bother. But if you have a shorter memory, or never played the original, the second video should help you out. It’s an official comparison video, showing the visual differences in an early scene between Max and Chloe. Check that out below.

Last last week, it was confirmed that the collection, including Life is Strange and prequel Life is Strange: Before the Storm, needs a little extra time in the oven on Nintendo Switch. The good news is the Life is Strange Remastered Collection is on course to launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Google Stadia as planned, on February 1.