Child of Light Announced

September 10, 2013

Puppeteer, Rayman Legends… we’ve been spoiled with Platform goodness and today, Ubisoft have announced a new 2D platform title, Child of Light.

The new platforming title comes powered by the UbiArt Framework engine used in their recent title, Rayman Legends. It will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC next year.

Players will take on the role of Aurora who has had her soul transported from her home to the magical kingdom of Lemuria where the Black Queen had stolen the Sun, the Moon and the Stars.

An official description is as follows (Ubisoft blog)

Now that her soul is in Lemuria, Aurora must find the missing light sources and defeat the Black Queen to restore the kingdom. Guiding her through the darkness is a floating ball of light named Igniculus, who can be controlled by a second player. Aurora and Igniculus have entirely different playstyles. There will be places Igniculus can travel but Aurora cannot, in addition to their skills during battle. Aurora is the recognizable RPG standard – attacking and defending against enemies using magic and her massive sword – while Igniculus uses his light source to blind enemies and slow them down, directly heal comrades and collect orbs to restore the party member’s health and mana.

The game is inspired by fairy tales and epic poems (all dialogue is spoken in rhymes) and styled after Japanese role-playing games, with turn-based battles and a skill tree closely resembling what we saw in Far Cry 3. (The last part makes sense, considering much of the core creative team most recently worked on Far Cry 3.) During battles, the game also includes an Active Time Battle System meter at the bottom of the screen that lets you know how soon each character – friend and foe – will be able to move. Igniculus can throw this off, though, by blinding enemies, which slows them down and gives Aurora (along with her party) a slight advantage.

The official trailer has also been released. Let us know if Child of Light sounds like your kind of game via the comment section below.

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Source: CVG

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