Lost Records: Bloom & Rage is a narrative adventure game developed by Don’t Nod, the studio renowned for its critically acclaimed series, Life is Strange.
This upcoming game, scheduled for release in late 2024, is generating excitement and curiosity in the gaming community, especially among fans of story-driven experiences.
Lost Records: Bloom & Rage takes players on a journey through time, blending elements of mystery and adventure.
Set in the mid-1990s, the game centers around four high school friends — Swann, Nora, Autumn, and Kat.
The narrative focuses on their magical summer of self-discovery and the forging of unbreakable bonds.
The story then leaps forward 27 years, reuniting these friends to confront a long-buried secret that they had vowed never to speak of again.
This premise sets the stage for a reflective tale filled with friendship, emotion, mystery, and magical surrealism.
Consistent with Don’t Nod’s signature style, Lost Records: Bloom & Rage shares many gameplay elements with the studio’s previous titles, such as Life is Strange.
Players can expect a choice-driven narrative, where decisions significantly impact the story’s progression.
The game will likely feature quick-time events (QTEs) and linear progression through various memories.
This approach promises to deliver a deeply immersive experience, where players’ choices weave the narrative tapestry.
The game’s development journey is an intriguing story in itself.
Post their success with Life is Strange, Executive Producer Luc Baghadoust and Creative Director Michel Koch embarked on establishing a new studio in Montréal.
This expansion brought together key individuals from previous projects and new talents, driven to create a narrative-rich universe.
Their vision was to craft interconnected stories within a new universe, and “Lost Records: Bloom & Rage” is the first step in this direction.
Anticipations and speculations
While the game’s detailed gameplay format is not yet fully disclosed, expectations are high for an engaging story-driven experience.
Given Don’t Nod’s track record, Lost Records: Bloom & Rage is anticipated to offer a narrative depth and character-driven story that resonates deeply with players.
The game’s setting in the 1990s also adds a layer of nostalgia and uniqueness to the narrative.
Lost Records: Bloom & Rage is set to be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC. The exact release date is still to be revealed.