Life is Strange: Before the Storm Will Not See the Return of Ashly Burch
After the rumors were confirmed during the host of announcements over the weekend, fans began to seek out everything they could about the Life is Strange prequel Before the Storm. Set to take place three years before Max returns to Arcadia Bay and brings a whirlwind of craziness, the game will follow around a pre-blue-haired Chloe Price. Fans of the first installment in the series will have no problem remembering this troubled character from her development all the way to the voice actor that brought her to life – Ashly Burch.
Unfortunately, those who will go on to play Before the Storm won’t have the same experience as they did in the first game. As seen in the tweet below, due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, Ashly Burch was unable to reprise her role as Chloe. This, of course, means there will be a new voice for the character, which could possibly put some fans off of the prequel altogether.
Hey y'all, to the fans asking – I wasn't able to reprise my role as Chloe in Life is Strange: Before the Storm due to the SAG-AFTRA strike
— Ashly Burch (@ashly_burch) June 12, 2017
Ashly Burch was even nominated for her performance as Chloe, which may make this news sting a little more. However, a resolution may be on the horizon. After a staggering eight months, negotiations may be back on between both sides of the picket line. You can read more about that right here.
As for Ashly, fans will get a chance to experience more of her work as protagonist Aloy in the upcoming expansion for Horizon Zero Dawn. Of course, the real hope is that Tiny Tina makes an appearance in Borderlands 3. You know, whenever that is announced. You fix that anytime you like, Gearbox! Needless to say, it may be safe to assume that we are all Felicia Day right now:
You will always be Chloe to me <3
— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) June 13, 2017
The first of three episodes that comprise Life is Strange: Before the Storm will debut on August 31 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
What say you, gamers? Are you sad to see that Ashly Burch won’t be coming back as Chloe in the prequel? Do you believe that with it being a younger version of the character it might be okay? What are your thoughts about somebody else taking on the role? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7! If it’s more reading that you’re needing, check out the following:
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