Ubisoft Announces Child Of Light

By Mike Sousa on August 19, 2013, 10:18AM EDT

Ubisoft has revealed today one of the projects being developed at Ubisoft Montreal, Child of Light, a 2D JRPG-style digital title. The game was inspired by classic Square titles, and is being directed by Patrick Plourde, Director of Far Cry 3.

Child of Light is being developed using the same engine that was used in Rayman Legends, Ubi-Art Framework, allowing to "make a game that is a playable painting" says the producer. According to Plourde, Child of Light was inspired by various artists including Hayao Miyazaki, Yoshitaka Amano, and fairy tale's illustrator John Bauer.

Plourde also revealed that the game will be similar to the the hand-painted concept art of early Final Fantasy games, rather than the pixelated end products themselves. Gameplay-wise, the game will be a cross between Limbo-style platforming and turn-based battles from Final Fantasy VI.

Although no further details were revealed, Plourde hinted that the game will have co-op gameplay. More details may be revealed at Gamescom, which will take place this week in Cologne, Germany.

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