Electronic Arts and Zoink have confirmed a release date for Lost In Random, which is coming to Nintendo Switch.
This gothic fairytale action-adventure will be released under the EA Originals label, and carries “an age-old tale with a surprisingly modern message not typically explored in gaming,” in that “randomness in the world isn’t something to be feared or controlled, but a power that can be harnessed by embracing it and learning to roll with its punches.”
Set in the Kingdom of Random where uncertainty and chaos are feared, the game follows Even, a courageous young girl, and her living dice companion, Dicey.
Together, the two embark on a perilous journey where they must learn to embrace the unknown and play the hand they’ve been dealt, in a bid to break the curse of Random and rescue Even’s sister, Odd.
Ruled by a wicked Queen, the twisted dystopia is split into six shadowy realms in which life is dictated by a cursed black dice.
Random rules everything in the kingdom, and the coins that you collect will allow Even to learn new attacks, abilities and more. These can be used in the game’s tactical combat, where you can use Even’s slingshot to attack your enemies and knock off energy cubes that power Dicey. Once charged, you can roll Dicey to freeze time and unleash his powerful magic upon evolving board game arenas
“When we first started this project, we knew we wanted to create a fairytale that was a bit darker than what we’ve made in the past; we ended up drawing these different characters and concepts, but it wasn’t until this painting of a girl and her dice appeared that we knew there was something more to explore,” explains creative director and lead writer Olov Redmalm.
“A tricky aspect we had to deal with was determining what the gameplay would be like – we wanted the theme and gameplay to revolve around the dice, but had to consider what was too random and what was just random enough. We feel it’s all grown very naturally out of that central idea.”
Lost In Random will release for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 10th September 2021.