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.
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.
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.
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Child of Light
ESRB Rating: RP
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.
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...
Seriously why no Vita version? We know the engine is scalable and the demand is so high!
I know I'd buy it!
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.
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
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.
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 :(
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.
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 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
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.
Hair Drifting in the wind propelled but the ever present movement almost as if a paint brush is racing to catch up.
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.
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.
Count me in for a Vita vote. Seems like a perfect fit with the engine already proven to work perfectly on the Vita.