Studio Élan Announces ‘Lock and Key’

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

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Lock and Key | Key Visual

Lock and Key is the next project from the brilliant minds of Studio Élan. For clarification, if you’re not aware of Studio Élan, they made Heart of the Woods. If you don’t know Heart of the Woods, it’s a storytelling masterpiece that we reviewed! In any case, Lock and Key takes a deep philosophical dive into the magical girl genre. As veterans of delving into fantasy already, it’ll be exciting to see how the studio flexes their creative muscle. While release date and price are unknown, we certainly can’t help contain our excitement from just the synopsis and character design. Please take a look for yourself!

What is Lock and Key about?

What does it mean to be a magical girl?

This is the question at the heart of Lock and Key, a magical mystery set in a world shaped by your interpretation of the magical girl genre. 

Sherri and Kealey Cohen, now a married couple in their late 20s, left the title of magical girls behind them over a decade ago. Now on the verge of losing their powers and entering a life of true normalcy, a string of unexplainable murders forces them to come out of retirement for one last adventure. Together with Nina, their old friend, and Ruby, a new protege, Sherri and Kealey will have to face a mystery connected both to their past and future. In the world of Lock and Key, the player shapes their path…and more importantly, determines where that path will end.

Who’s working on it?

Rachel Gruber – Direction & Writing

Jaime Milne – Writing

Shari Coté – Art

Sarah Mancuso – Music

adirosa – GUI Design

minute – Programming, Editing

About Diego Hernandez

Diego is an incredibly passionate visual novel enthusiast from an island within the Caribbean. He intends on working alongside Operation Rainfall to inform the masses about the vast library of breathtaking visual literature. As well as spreading awareness of the amazingly talented individuals hard at work on said breathtaking projects.