Remember Me dev announces Life is Strange

Time-altering episodic series with publisher Square Enix

Remember Me developer Dontnod and Square Enix are collaborating on a new episodic game titled Life is Strange.

The new project stars teenager Max Caulfield, who returns to her Oregon home after an extended absence to find a classmate missing. Caulfield discovers she has the ability to rewind time to alter previous events, setting off a "butterfly effect" of cascading changes.

These changes will progress through each episode of the game, letting players see the mounting consequences of their actions, and how they affect the search for the missing classmate and Max's relationship with her friend Chloe.

"Everybody at DONTNOD is excited to be working on such a refreshing title," creative director Jean-Max Moris said in a prepared statement.

"We're not only crafting the best game we possibly can, we also feel we're providing the type of experience that perfectly fits today's renewed taste for originality and diversity."

The studio entered 'judicial reorganization' earlier this year to 're-adapt its production pipeline to the new situation'.

Life is Strange is planned for release on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It will be playable at Gamescom later this week.