Ubisoft’s magical Child of Light dated for April, wondrous new trailer details its features

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El33tonline was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at Ubisoft’s Child of Light ahead of gamescom 2013, and if you’ve never laid eyes on Ubisoft’s magical-looking 2D turn-based RPG, then you’re in for a treat.


But first, some business: Ubisoft has announced that the downloadable Child of Light will become available starting April 30th on Xbox LIVE, the PlayStation Store, Steam on PC and the Nintendo eShop, which confirms that the game will be out on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U and PC, for a price of $14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99.

As we learned at Game Developers Conference Europe ahead of gamescom last year, Child of Light is in development by a small team of game industry veterans within Ubisoft (including those who have worked on Far Cry, Assassin’s Creed and Ghost Recon), using the UbiArt Framework (the engine and technology powering the recent Rayman games) to bring to life a wondrous, hand-drawn 2D world that Ubisoft likens to “stepping into an interactive painting.” We wouldn’t disagree.

There’s much more to Child of Light than the art, though, because as you explore the exquisitely detailed world you’ll encounter enemies in turn-based RPG fights, inspired by Japanese RPGs of the past. The game is also inspired by classic fairytales and legends as you explore the world of Lemuria as a fairy, Aurora, who is on a quest to journey home and defeat the Queen of the Night, all with the aid of her companion, Igniculus, a faithful firefly.

Watch the latest Child of Light trailer below to witness the game’s amazing visuals and deep set of features, and look over El33tonline’s previous coverage of the game for screenshots, more in-game footage and a few more snippets of information:

Child of Light – Features trailer

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