Child of Light coming to current and next-gen in 2014
posted on 09.10.13 at 08:27 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Ubisoft Montreal's JRPG-inspired downloadable title.

Following a tease last month, Ubisoft has officially unveiled Child of Light, its JRPG-inspired downloadable title for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC.

The game follows Aura, a fairy girl and daughter to a duke from Austria, who, with her flame friend Igniculus, finds herself in the mysterious land of Lemuria. In search of her home, she will travel through a host of mystic environments to defeat the Black Queen.

As she navigates the world, she’ll face a variety of puzzles and meet a cast of interesting characters. The story is played out with dialogue between Aurora and her companions. But in Child of Light, all dialogue is written in rhyme.

Battles are turn-based. A cast meter, divided into blue “wait” and red “cast” sections, dictates the turn order. Time will stop when its Aurora and company’s turn to attack, allowing players to select options like attack, cast spell, use item, etc. Timing attacks properly is key in Child of Light. Attack an enemy in the red cast section and you will interrupt its attack to send it back to the beginning of the meter. Also on the time element, Igniculus can slow down enemies as they charge up attacks.

Child of Light also offers a co-op mode, where the second player takes on the role of Igniculus, who can provide both battle and exploration support during Aurora’s journey.

The game is built on UbiArt Framework, the same engine as Rayman Legends, and in development for a 2014 release at Ubisoft Montreal.

Watch the debut trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.

Thanks, PlayStation Blog.

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  • Locksus

    Wow! It looks absolutely stunning

  • usagi_san

    I’m really interested. The game looks really beautiful! The animation is solid and fluid, the turn-based/platforming mesh really well.

  • Adol Christin

    Hopefully they will release it for the PS Vita as well. It would be perfect to play it on-the-go :)

  • bloodiOS

    Holy light, it looks gorgeous!

  • Zackasaur

    This is going to be incredible.

  • whiteferrero

    amazing! hope they show more gameplay next time. but definitely on my watchlist!

  • DesmaX

    “But in Child of Light, all dialogue is written in rhyme.”

    This will be glorious

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    Wow, That looks Great!

  • Zackasaur

    This game needs as much attention as possible. The world needs to see something like this sell really well.

  • Bryce Blalex Douglas

    This looks gorgeous and it’s a definite buy from me. Hopefully this game gets more attention because these are the kind of games we want.

  • Claude

    It’s like a cross of Valkyrie Profile and Grandia.
    I haven’t anticipated a Ubi game like this in a looong time.

  • Kobracon

    All the dialogue will be written in rhyme you say?
    Oh what a glorious bit of news to read this day!

    From now on, in every article about Child of Light
    I too, shall speak in rhyme, be it dawn or night!

  • Elvick

    I really want this on PS Vita too. I’ll be happy with it on PS4, but I’d love it on my PS Vita too.