Back in September Ubisoft announced Child of Light, an upcoming side-scrolling JRPG from the developers of Far Cry 3. The game’s whimsical tone and ambitious art style surprised many who may have expected Ubisoft to grind away at yet another Far Cry sequel game after the success of Far Cry 3.
Today Ubisoft announced that Child of Light will be launched on April 30 in the U.S. This date means it will dodge the crowded game release month of March, which includes Ubisoft’s other JRPG, South Park: The Stick of Truth. Child of Light will be released as a $15 downloadable title for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC.
In Child of Light players will take control of Aurora, a child on a quest to bring back the sun, moon, and stars from an evil queen. Along with a firefly companion named Igniculus Aurora will explore the world of Lemuria and battle creatures in turn-based battles.
An earlier preview of the game has shown how Child of Light will use light as a theme and puzzle mechanic. Today’s new gameplay trailer shows Aurora in action as she beats on monsters and flies around, collecting gems and dodging traps: