A new E3 trailer for Lost Words: Beyond the Page gives us more insight into the game and when we can play it. Coming December 2019, the game will explore the mind and journal of a young girl. She will write an exciting tale of adventure set in the fictional land of Estoria to cheer up her sick grandmother in the real world. The story comes from Rhianna Pratchett, the writer of Overlord, the first two games in the Tomb Raider reboot, and Heavenly Sword.
As you can see from the gameplay, you will be using words to influence your environment. The word “repair” is used to fix a bridge, “extinguish” puts out fires, and “rise” will move rocks up or down. There is also narrative in the girl’s journal that interacts on the page. It’s a nice visual effect to emphasize the words.
Lost Words: Beyond the Page looks like something I wouldn’t normally want to play, but it appears to have some real charm. Seeking out a fantasy world to escape some of the troubles in the real one is a good starting point for what could be a really emotional tale with more than a few tears and some actual impact.
I’m hoping the story delivers that impact, but we’ll have to wait until December to play it. Until then, check out the trailer to see if this one will pull you into it’s pages.
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Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.