Dontnod Entertainment has been in the news a lot lately. I mean, rightfully so, given that the company just came off a big release in the form of Vampyr for home consoles and PC, which managed to garner some decent critical feedback and a sizable enough audience who was actually interested in the game. But, the real reason that people are duly excited for Dontnod being back in the news is because Life Is Strange 2 is making its debut this fall starting in September. Ahead of the release of the sequel, Dontnod is releasing a free-to-play episode for another prequel called The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, and the company just recently revealed exactly when you’ll be able to play the game.
In a tweet posted on the official Dontnod Entertainment Twitter account, the development studio revealed that the release times for The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit will begin in North America starting at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time or 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on June 25th.
The game will be available in the U.K. starting at 17:00 British Standard Time on June 25th. In the rest of Europe the game will be available starting at 18:00 CET on June 25th, and it will be available in Russia starting 19:00 MSK on June 25th.
The free game is like a single episode; it features multiple possibilities and opportunities for players to explore the life of a young boy living alone with his father after the tragic death of his mother. The two don’t always get along, but the young boy ends up coping with his loss and loneliness by using his wildly expansive imagination to become Captain Spirit, a superhero who battles against extraterrestrials and monster menaces.
Dontnod Entertainment’s intermediary game only takes place over the course of a lazy Saturday afternoon, giving gamers plenty of options on how to plan the day and the subsequent activities.
The highlight of The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is that the game will be a lead-in for the upcoming release of Life Is Strange 2, which is due out at the end of September for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
We don’t know what the plot will be for the sequel game but various decisions that you make in The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit will affect various story threads in Life Is Strange 2. We have no idea what sort of choices will affect what sort of outcomes, but I imagine a lot of fans can’t wait to dive into the free episode come June 25th and experiment with all of the available options.