When Aurora fell ill she found 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. Child of Light is one of Ubisoft’s new downloadable titles announced at Digital Days. Like Valiant Hearts: The Great War, it’s being built on the UbiArt Framework, the same tool used to make Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends.

Child of Light Announced

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.

Child of Light Announced

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.

Child of Light will be available on PS4, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC in 2014. Take a look at the absolutely stunning announce trailer here.

To see the other games announced at Digital Day, float on over to the stories below:

Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD

Assassin’s Creed Pirates

Child of Light

Child of Light

Release date — April 30, 2014
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
The daughter of the Duke of Carniola is transported to Lemuria, a mysterious world that needs her help. Identified as the Child of Light and granted the power of flight, she takes on the minions of Lemuria’s Dark Queen in her quest to recover the sun, the moon and the stars to return home. Along the way she’ll discover that her destiny may be far greater than she ever dreamed.

ESRB Rating: RP
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Anne Lewis began her career as an editor at PlayStation: The Official Magazine, where she worked under Gary Steinman. She can now be found skulking around the UbiBlog, once more working for Gary. Alas. When Anne isn’t writing about games, she's alphabetizing her comic book collection or shooting at stuff with a bow. Follow her on Twitter: @BDRAnneLewis

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  1. Elfteiroh on September 10, 2013
    This trailer makes me cry. It's just too beautiful. I can't wait to play that game. o_o
  2. Jonathan on September 10, 2013
    So stoked for this game and VERY excited that it's coming to Wii U. I know the first year's sales of the console have been a bit sluggish, so it's very comforting to know that you guys are still giving it a chance. I'll definitely be picking this one up on day one.
  3. TokyoRed on September 10, 2013
    I'm really interested in this game but I would prefer to be able to play it on the Sony PS Vita. The game would be aptly suited to the systems amazing OLED screen. I love both Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends on the PS Vita and I'd greatly be pleased to be able to add Child of Light to my PS Vita's collection of games as well. Please bring Child of Light to the PS Vita.
    • Justin on January 15, 2014
      I would love to play this game on the PS Vita!
      • GeckoLoup on April 25, 2014
        Oh yeah ! It will be amazing on ps vita
  4. jimu on September 10, 2013
    No handheld releases :'(
  5. JLM on September 10, 2013
    This looks great!
  6. Scorliss on September 10, 2013
    Looks great. Hair Drifting in the wind propelled but the ever present movement almost as if a paint brush is racing to catch up.
  7. Asdrubal on September 10, 2013
    Tks for bring this game to WiiU. Day one buy for me!
  8. Nikos on September 10, 2013
    Thanks for bringing to Wii U. Day one purchase except I will be ill or dead.
  9. Orion on September 11, 2013
    Wow what is that beautifull piece of music in the trailer?
  10. iby on September 11, 2013
    Beautiful game, beautiful article.
  11. Something on October 2, 2013
    Why 2014 oohh........ This game is beautiful Plz 2013
  12. Josh on February 6, 2014
    Please bring this game to PS Vita
  13. José on February 6, 2014
    This game looks amazing but you should bring it to the PSVita too. The Vita is the perfect console for this game, other Ubisoft games on the console proves it.
  14. ricardo on February 6, 2014
    Please bring it to vita. I would pay full price.
  15. Ginsu on February 6, 2014
    Please bring this to Vita... kinda already a head scratcher why it is coming to ps4 and ps3 but not the vita???I would gladly pay full price to play this on vita
  16. carlos on February 13, 2014
    please bring the game to psvita the game look amazing
    • Wartac0 on March 29, 2014
      Count me in for a Vita vote. Seems like a perfect fit with the engine already proven to work perfectly on the Vita.
  17. Frank on April 1, 2014
    On Vita would be nice!
  18. Wishmylove on April 3, 2014
    Hey! Vita version?
  19. Khayyam on April 4, 2014
    Vita please Ubi :(.You know how well Rayman married the Vita and this game would suit it so perfectly... (and Valiant Hearts too).So please please please please please...Please ?Please.
  20. Jaison Justus on April 4, 2014
    I bought PS Vita couple of days before, The only reason i bought it because of the artistic flavour and creative aroma in Rayman. I like the UBIArt Framework, its awesome and looking for more such games. I hope you bring Both Child of Light and Valiant Hearts - The Great War to PS Vita asap.
  21. Rocknrolla on April 13, 2014
    Please give us a vita version :(
  22. wazze on April 14, 2014
    Is there going to be a disc version for systems other than ps3/4? I was looking at the official site and there wasn't anything about a Wii U or Xbox disc-based version, and couldn't find one at amazon either. I was interested to buy this but sorry I don't buy "digital" titles that I don't end up owning a physical copy of, and I don't have a Playstation :(
  23. italodance on April 15, 2014
    Guys WOW everyone wants it on Vita,Yes as Vita owner please bring it to PS VITA,i only could buy it on that platform.
  24. Chizu on April 15, 2014
    Please give us a vita version. Going by these comments, its obviously in demand.
  25. trepannedbuddha on April 16, 2014
    YES! another vote for a Vita version.. Muramasa Rebirth and Dragon's Crown both showcased a similar art style brilliantly on the console, and as said above, the engine has already been used to power Rayman Legends to great effect
  26. Nega Duck on April 18, 2014
    Another vote for Vita!!! Please and thank you!
  27. Bergelin on April 18, 2014
    Same here, I was disappointed to hear that its not.. seems better suited to vita. With an audience passionate about gaming and a huge percentage of RPG lovers it seems to make sense.
  28. Ash on April 23, 2014
    Absolutely perfect for the Vita. I would proudly sit this next to Fez.
  29. bberri on April 24, 2014
    Yep, this would be ideal for ps vita.
  30. Stuart on April 25, 2014
    Seriously why no Vita version? We know the engine is scalable and the demand is so high!I know I'd buy it!
  31. Mark on April 28, 2014
    Vita please......
  32. minitad on April 30, 2014
    I'm interested in this game a lot, but you have to release a psvita version: both rayman origins and legends shown that the oled screen is just perfect for your Ubi framework...
  33. everrain on April 30, 2014
    Another vote for Vita!!! Please and thank you!
  34. Audra on May 3, 2014
    Purchased game. But when we tried to play with another user we couldn't. Are you just buying a user license and not the game? No wonder it was cheap. With more than one kid price will become equal to other games.
  35. Vicodina on May 5, 2014
    Bring it to the PSVita please, for fun, for glory, for science, you monstee.
  36. Vicodina on May 5, 2014
    Bring it to the PSVita please, for fun, for glory, for science, you monster.
  37. Monroe on May 9, 2014
    Would instantly buy on PS Vita. Please consider this
  38. Nacho on May 15, 2014
    Another Vita owner that want it!! please!!
  39. jtjbooth on May 19, 2014
    Day one purchase for the Vita if you made that version...
  40. Yann Droneaud on May 20, 2014
    PS Vita someone ?

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