If you're a veteran role-playing fan, it's time to circle a date on your calendar.
Ubisoft has confirmed that the anticipated Child of Light will launch on April 30, 2014. It will be available to download on the PlayStation Store for the PS3 and PS4, Xbox Live for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, the Nintendo eShop for Wii U, and Steam for PC. It holds a reasonable price tag of $14.99.
Generated by a small team at Ubisoft Montreal, the game utilizes the powerful UbiArt Framework engine. This great piece of tech allows "programmers and artists to bring their art to life by allowing original concept art to be inserted unedited into the game world." The result is similar to playing an "interactive painting." A re-imagining of classic fairytles, Child of Light features turn-based combat and a beautiful, mysterious world. You play as Aurora, who must rescue the sun, moon and stars from the Queen of the Night.
A fantastical coming-of-age story mixed with old-school RPG elements, this one should be a straight-up winner. Ubisoft also revealed a new trailer; check it out:
Related Game(s): Child of Light