DON’T NOD is certainly keeping itself busy. The developer recently released Jusant, and in February, will be coming out with Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden. In addition to that, at The Game Awards, it also unveiled an entirely new game in Lost Records: Bloom and Rage, a new narrative-driven adventure title.
Developed by DON’T NOD’s Montreal studio and led by the creative minds behind Life is Strange, Lost Records: Bloom and Rage is described as the first game in the Lost Records universe, which means the developer has big plans for the IP.
The story will focus on Swann, Nora, Autumn, and Kat, who were inseparable friends in their high school years, and after 27 years of having had no contact with each other, are reunited under less-than-ideal circumstances that force them to “confront the long-buried secret that made them promise to never speak again.”
“It’s been quite an adventure for us since our incredible Life is Strange experience – relocating to Canada, setting up our Montréal studio, and assembling a fantastic team during the global challenges we’ve all faced,” said Executive Producer Luc Baghadoust and Creative Director Michel Koch. “Today we are thrilled to finally unveil Lost Records: Bloom and Rage. This new universe is brimming with the magical realism we love, and we are eager to reveal more about Swann, Nora, Autumn, Kat, and their journey. We can’t wait to hear the community’s thoughts.”
“Over the past three years, we’ve been building a studio that echoes the strong values of DON’T NOD and welcoming awesome people, so it’s the perfect cauldron to develop a brand-new IP that will be infused with who we are here in Montréal,” said Frédérique Fourny-Jennings, managing director at DON’T NOD Montréal. “To be able to talk about Lost Records: Bloom and Rage is an indescribable feeling because it goes beyond the story of our characters. It’s also about the team who has been carving our identity as a studio and that of the game, as well as those yet to come!”
Lost Records: Bloom and Rage will launch at some point in 2024 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.