Lost in Random will see you having to adapt, or perish, as you get taking through a unique blend of story-driven adventure, explosive dice battles, giant board game arenas and more. And it won’t be long before you can get involved either with EA and Zoink’s gothic fairytale coming to Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC this September.
From the award-winning Swedish game studio, Zoink, EA have today revealed during EA Play Live 2021 that come September 10th 2021 players can experience the Kingdom of Random worldwide, in which they will need to quickly learn how to tip the odds in their favor in a dark wonderland where only the brave survive.
Lost in Random will see you thrust into a world that is ruled by a wicked Queen, with the Kingdom of Random divided into six shadowy realms where life is dictated by a cursed black dice. Journeying as Even, players will walk the land’s mysterious cobbled streets, meet its unpredictable residents and take on courageous quests in order to save her sister, Odd, from Her Majesty’s clutches. Along the way, they’ll team up with Dicey, a small and strange living dice, and together uncover an age-old tale with a surprisingly modern message not typically explored in gaming: 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.
“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,” said Olov Redmalm, Creative Director and Lead Writer for Lost in Random, during the EA Originals Spotlight at EA Play Live 2021. “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.”
Quite obviously, random rules all in the Kingdom of Random, and this principle is deeply embedded in Lost in Random’s innovative gameplay. Coins are collected that enable Even to learn new attacks, abilities and more – all of which come in handy during unique tactical combat. Players will use Even’s slingshot to attack deadly foes and knock off energy cubes that power Dicey. Once charged, they can roll Dicey to freeze time itself and unleash his powerful magic. Players will need to adapt their battle strategy on the fly within evolving board game arenas in order to defy a cursed fate and truly harness the power of randomness.
We’ll find Lost in Random rolling onto Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC via both Origin and Steam come September 10th 2021, with pre-orders going live today – the Xbox Store has it for £24.99. With Zoink previously behind some wonderful titles like Fe, there’s much anticipation for this one.
Check out Lost in Random’s unique blend of explosive dice battles, time-freezing tactics and various abilities and spells in the official gameplay trailer…