In a recent blogpost on PlayStation‘s site, Deck Nine, the developer of the upcoming Life is Strange: True Colors revealed more details about Alex’s powers. The game revolves around a young Asian-American girl called Alex Chen who sets on a journey to find the truth behind her brother Gabe’s mysterious death. The game is based in the mountain town of Haven Springs, where Alex gets to meet many characters and discovers her superpower.
Life is Strange: True Colors characters will reflect their emotion in their Aura
Just like previous Life Is Strange leads, Alex’s superpower is a double-edge sword, while it offers her valuable insights into another person it also threatens to consume her own consciousness.
“We wrestled with the question of how to capture something as abstract as emotions”
Previous Life Is Strange games have been acclaimed for their storytelling and Audio-Visual synchronicity. The devs tried to bring the same appeal with the emotions in the latest edition.
Emotions are majorly categorized into four different Novas id est Sadness, anger, fear, and joy. These Novas give out their respective colors indicating the current mood of that particular character.
Sadness is depicted by a blue aura, giving its surroundings a gray-blue pallor, The world around seems dull and gloomy making everything feel lifeless.
The Fear Nova gives off a spikey purple aura inspired by the heart rate monitor. Players also get to hear beating hearts around them, creating an anxious atmosphere all around.
Anger Nova is indicated by a fierce red light flickering around the characters. It gives a perception of a red hot world with sounds of short and shallow breaths. Every experience in this state feels like an adrenaline-driven impulse.
A calm and vibrant golden aura around the player represents their Joy Nova. The surroundings get a rich and vibrant appeal that goes hand-in-hand with the love and laughter all around.
As the game progresses Alex finds herself helping others achieve a balanced state of emotion. Unironically her own state of mind poses the biggest challenge.
Life is Strange: True Colors is set to release on 10 September 2021 on PC, Nintendo Switch, and major consoles.