Ubisoft's Child of Light to be JRPG influenced

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Ubisoft has revealed their new project, Child of Light. It’s a side-scrolling “fairytale game” that seeks to capture the “Squaresoft spirit” of PS1 JRPG classics like Final Fantasy and Vagrant Story.

Child of Light is a small downloadable game in development at Ubisoft Montreal. The game is being led by Far Cry 3’s Patrick Plourde who sees the project as a “playable poem” – a mix between Limbo and Final Fantasy VI. Need he say more?

Child of Light releases at the end of this year, and I really hope we get more information during Gamescom. At this point, this is basically all we know. Oh, and the Plourde described Child of Light as a counter-point to Far Cry 3 and was inspired by a range of art and music, including illustrations from Disney’s Snow White and early 20th century children’s books.

No platforms have even been confirmed, although Plourde says the game won’t launch on mobile platforms. He believes it is “potential next-gen IP”. Tell me more! How you can taunt me with promises of the Squaresoft spirit without any pictures or video?

It’s interesting to me that we’re seeing a revival of the JRPG genre.  Not just the genre, but going back to its roots. Even Project Phoenix, the game I told you about last week, has hit $500k funding on Kickstarter in its first week! I really hope that all these guys are successful and create awesome games – we need more JRPG awesomeness to sink our teeth into!

Last Updated: August 19, 2013

Zoe Hawkins

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