The videogame voice actor strike that recently concluded led to kind of an unusual situation this summer, when union member Ashly Burch, who provided the voice of Chloe Price in the first series, was replaced with a non-union performer for the prequel Life is Strange: Before the Storm.
Before the Storm is set several years before the events of the original Life is odd series, when Max has temporarily left Chloe and Arcadia Bay behind for school elsewhere. Ashley Burch and Hannah Telle are both returning for the bonus fourth episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm.
Life is unusual fans were disappointed earlier this year after learning the upcoming spin-off Before the Storm would not feature original voice actress Ashly Burch as miniseries protagonist Chloe Price.
LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM is set in Arcadia Bay, three years before the events of the first game in the series. No official release date has been announced otherwise for Farewell, although players can already purchase the Deluxe Edition or upgrade to it if they own the base game. While most of the prequel takes place around the disappearance of Rachael Amber, a big plot point in the original game, this bonus episode will see Max and Chloe reunited, showing their time as best friends before Max went away to Seattle.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm is now two episodes into the game, with one more episode left in the main game and then a bonus episode (for Deluxe Edition owners) to follow.
"We were really happy with Rhianna DeVrie's performance as Chloe in Before the Storm and the fan reaction to her has been great, she'll continue to work closely with us as part of a really close team we have created". The Tumblr post also stated that the third and final episode of Before the Storm is in its final stages and that "Farewell" is expected to release in early 2018.