Life is Strange by Square Enix began its existence as an episodic graphic adventure game for PC and consoles in 2015. At that time many critics discovered that it offered one of the best interactive stories of its generation , which is probably the reason why it was finally released on iOS two years later. Of course, just like the high profile iOS games, Android was never considered for a port. Well, it seems that Android is no longer the forgotten stepchild, as I am happy to report that we are getting our own version sometime in July, and now you can pre-register for a launch announcement in the Play Store.
the official tweet mentions that the five episodes will be available at the time of launch and that the controller support will be included as exclusive to Android. So, for once, it seems that the wait for an Android version has been worth it.
As far as monetization is concerned, there is no information about what we should expect. If the launch of iOS is something to go through, then we should be able to anticipate a free title that offers the first chapter for free with the following unlockable chapters that must be purchased through in-app purchases. I hope that Square does not interfere with this model of fair prices, but when it comes to Android ports, one never knows what to expect until the launch day arrives.
So yes, this is good news. Not only are we getting a port from Life is Strange on Android, but we can also expect immediate compatibility with the controller at launch. I hope Square Enix will not ruin things by changing the current iOS pricing model, but I think we'll have to wait and see. At least, it's exciting to see a more conventional game for Android that was not designed from scratch with IAP in mind, and while Square Enix can monetize it correctly, we should have solid success on our hands. July.