The whimsical Child of Light, inspired by Japanese role-playing games, will launch on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Wii U and PC through Steam on April 30, Ubisoft has announced. The game will be a $15 download across all systems.
Child of Light is the product of a small internal team at Ubisoft Montreal headed up by Far Cry 3 Creative Director Patrick Plourde. The story follows a young princess named Aurora who is mysteriously whisked away to the land of Lemuria, where all of its citizens have been turned into crows. Aurora, along with her magical blue orb companion Igniculus, must not only discover what caused this, but find a way to reverse it.
Plourde's Child of Light is built entirely in UbiArt Framework, the same engine powering Rayman: Origins and Rayman: Legends. Combat in Child of Light is turn-based and employs a set-up not unlike the Active Time Battle system seen in the Final Fantasy series. There is also a co-op element where a second player can jump in at any time and control Igniculus.