Life is Strange Devs Explore the Teen Mystery Genre with ‘Lost Records: Bloom & Rage
Lost Records: Bloom & Rage a New Mystery Game by Life is Strange Devs
Dontnod Entertainment, the creative minds behind the critically acclaimed game Life is Strange, are pushing the boundaries of the teen mystery genre yet again. The studio recently announced their newest game, Lost Records: Bloom & Rage, which places protagonist Chiyo in a small abandoned Japanese town.
In Lost Records: Bloom & Rage, players take the role of Chiyo, a 16-year-old who returns home from boarding school to a town in the grips of a violent mystery only she can unravel. Chiyo will need to investigate the secrets hidden in the town’s past and uncover the truth behind her father’s disappearance. Along the way, she will unlock the hidden stories of an unmarked cemetery, discover forgotten artifacts, and ultimately make her own mystery-solving journey.
The game promises to be an emotional experience with its two-pronged narrative approach. Players will be able to explore Chiyo’s turbulent relationship with her father as they unravel the mystery of the town. As they do so, they will uncover the long-buried secrets of the town’s past, such as the mysterious disappearance of the town’s founder.
Dontnod has released a teaser trailer for the game, highlighting its atmospheric world filled with beautiful art. The teaser also shows off some of the ways in which Chiyo can interact with the environment, such as using her smartphone to scan items for hidden clues.
Lost Records: Bloom & Rage is set to release on the PC and console platforms in 2021, with more details to be announced later this year. With the Life is Strange series’ explorations of teen drama and mystery, it’s sure to be an experience to remember.