One of the more intriguing titles in the EA catalog is Zoink Studios’ Lost in Random. Sporting a fairy tale gothic aesthetic and novel gameplay using dice and cards, Lost in Random follows protagonist Even and she attempts to navigate a dark kingdom. The game finally got a release date announcement today and will be arriving on PC, consoles, and Nintendo Switch on September 10.
The new gameplay trailer the debuted during the EA Play Live event showed off some of the wild mechanics available in Lost in Random, including explosive dice battles, spells, and time-freezing tactics. Random rules all in the Kingdom of Random, and this principle is deeply embedded in the game's innovative gameplay. Coins are collected that enable protagonist Even to learn new attacks, abilities, and more. Players can use Even’s slingshot to attack deadly foes and knock off energy cubes that power Dicey, her six-sided companion. Once charged, they can roll Dicey to freeze time itself and unleash his powerful magic.
“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 at Zoink Games, “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.”
Starting today, Lost in Random will be available for pre-order on select platforms, and will be released on September 10, 2021, for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on Origin and Steam.