March is over and the big early game release season has now passed. Gamers will have to content themselves with more Titanfall and Dark Souls II until the next round of big titles are previewed at this year’s E3.
Another option, of course, is to dive into the ever-growing segment of indie and small downloadable titles. One of the most anticipated of these smaller titles is the upcoming Child of Light, which is scheduled to hit PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC as a downloadable title on April 30.
Child of Light is a side-scrolling JRPG in development by the same team that created Far Cry 3. A very different game than the Far Cry series, Child of Light is more of a passion project and art showcase.
The game’s art is certainly something that Ubisoft is heavily touting in its marketing pitch for the game. The publisher today released yet another video showcasing some leisurely gameplay that shows off Child of Light‘s beautiful backgrounds and settings:
The world showcased in that video is named Lemuria, a land that players will explore as a young girl named Aurora. Players will run and glide through the land on an adventure that Ubisoft claims was inspired by fairy tales.
The game’s story revolves primarily around light. As Aurora players will explore Lemuria on a quest to bring back the sun, the moon, and the stars – all things that have been stolen by an evil queen. Gameplay involves classic JRPG-style turn-based battles.
Joining Aurora on her quest will be a firefly named Igniculus. The bright companion will help light Aurora’s way and can be used to solve light-based puzzles littered throughout Lemuria. Igniculus can also be controlled by a second player, bringing a bit of co-op to a genre that is classically single-player.