Ubisoft has announced Child of Light, a stupendously beautiful side-on game that looks a little bit JRPG.
Child of Light casts you as Aurora, a pure-hearted child (who looks a lot like Bubblegum Princess) tasked with restoring the sun, the moon, and the stars, which have been whisked away by the Queen of the Night. It’s a “reimagining” of fairytales, and – thanks to the use of the UbiArt Framework, which lets developers put concept art directly into the gameworld – it looks and sounds the part. “We want Child of Light to be like a playable poem,” said creative director Patrick Plourde, and that actually seems like a really good description.
Other than the side-scrolling exploration, players will participate in turn-based JRPG-style battles. The results should be fairly interesting, as I don’t think Ubisoft have really delved into that genre before.
Child of Light is due out digitally in 2014. Have a look at some screens and a trailer below, particularly if you want to see some lovely hair animation.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.