Which is a pretty bustling month for games
After a delay, we knew that that the Life is Strange: Remastered Collection was coming in early 2022, and now Square Enix has settled on February 1 as the new release date. That goes for all versions: PC (Steam), PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and oh yeah, Stadia.
Is it worth playing through Life is Strange: Remastered Collection before getting into Life is Strange: True Colors for added context? That’s going to vary from person to person, but at this point — now that we’re talking February — you may not want to wait up, especially with the way the game turned out. I know I’m going to want to play True Colors before the end of the year, and GotY discussions aren’t as far off as I’d like. I may never circle back to these Life is Strange and Before the Storm remasters, though. The timing is tricky.
The late-January to mid-February window is a busy time of year for big new games many of us are stoked about, including Elden Ring (January 21), Pokémon Legends: Arceus (January 28), and Horizon Forbidden West (February 18), just to name three. With delays all over the place, it feels like the calendar is constantly shifting. 2021 is very much spilling into 2022.
So yeah. That’s where I’m at right now. If you went all-in on the Ultimate Edition of True Colors (which includes a copy of Life is Strange: Remastered Collection), or you’re otherwise excited to play these games again with new mocap performances, lighting updates, and character and environmental touch-ups, February 1 is the date to jot down.