Ubisoft's 2D RPG Child of Light revealed

Far Cry 3 creative director Patrick Plourde spoke a little last month about his next game Cloud of Light, a 2D RPG inspired by classic JRPGs, but only a little. Ubisoft today gave the grand reveal, unveiling a gorgeous adventure coming in 2014 to PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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Far Cry 3 creative director Patrick Plourde spoke a little last month about his next game Cloud of Light, a 2D RPG inspired by classic JRPGs, but only a little. Ubisoft today gave the grand reveal, unveiling a gorgeous adventure coming in 2014 to PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Child of Light is the story of young princess Aurora (blessed with a pure heart, of course) who must restore the magical kingdom of Lemuria by fighting monsters, taking back the three "sources of light" and defeating a 'Black Queen.' You know, JRPG stuff.

"Child of Light is the complete opposite from FC3. That was my conscious goal from the start," Plourde said. "Something soft, poetic and feminine. I think these are themes that are a) fascinating, and B) underrepresented in games. So I wanted to explore them."

He added, "Creators are like sharks, we die if we stop moving. Child of Light is about pressing the reset button, starting fresh and risk everything on something that I never did before."

Here, check out the announcement screenshots and watch this trailer:

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    September 10, 2013 6:30 AM

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    Far Cry 3 creative director Patrick Plourde spoke a little last month about his next game Cloud of Light, a 2D RPG inspired by classic JRPGs, but only a little. Ubisoft today gave the grand reveal, unveiling a gorgeous adventure coming in 2014 to PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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      September 10, 2013 7:17 AM

      Oh WOW, I love the look of this. I'm 100% interested so far.

      I might be getting old... MWO is about as close to a shooter as I've been interested to get lately. This type of thing is more my style now.

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        September 10, 2013 7:47 AM

        Yup. We're all getting old. But, I'm with you; this looks really interesting. If this is what the game is like it should hold my interest. Might even hold the interest of my oldest daughter (though probably a bit too old for her).

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      September 10, 2013 7:44 AM

      It looks great.

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      September 10, 2013 8:03 AM

      That looks fantastic. I hope Ubisoft keeps doing more stuff like this and other lower budget games like Might and Magic X. They're so much more interesting to me than their AAA games.

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      September 10, 2013 8:40 AM

      Reminds me of Valkyrie Profile in some ways.

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      September 10, 2013 8:57 AM

      Gotta say, ubisoft is killing it with the sub AAA games right now.

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        September 10, 2013 9:00 AM

        Yeah, they are backing Might and Magic X as well. I'm starting to like these guys.

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          September 10, 2013 3:52 PM

          From a development standpoint, I've liked Ubisoft for a while. They generally seem more willing to let developers take risks with new ideas and changes to existing franchises compared to some other publishers.

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            September 10, 2013 4:55 PM

            It's true, they've been good for a long time. Even Assassin's Creed was once a pretty creative idea... it's become a huge thing now but it was a pretty radical design when the first game came out. But for a big publisher they do seem more open to interesting and creative projects.

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      September 10, 2013 2:17 PM

      Uses the same engine as Rayman Origin/Legends. The lighting is almost similar (extra bloomy), but the overall look of the game is nice.

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      September 10, 2013 2:49 PM

      great art style

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      September 10, 2013 3:10 PM

      Wow, that looks incredible.

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      September 10, 2013 3:16 PM

      Beautiful art style

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      September 10, 2013 3:26 PM

      Awww man this would be awesome on PS Vita. :(

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        September 10, 2013 4:59 PM

        Man, I've been wanting one of those things more and more lately...

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      September 10, 2013 4:44 PM

      pretty

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      September 10, 2013 4:55 PM

      Fuck yes! So happy to see this (and even more Valiant Hearts) from a big publisher.

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      September 10, 2013 5:21 PM

      :P{bb}

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      September 10, 2013 5:30 PM

      That looks aweso.... ohhhhhh JRPG... bugger.