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Ubisoft Reveals Child Of Light: A Boutique Fairytale With "Squaresoft Spirit"

Jonathan Lester
Child Of Light, Ubisoft

Ubisoft Reveals Child Of Light: A Boutique Fairytale With "Squaresoft Spirit"

Far Cry 3 creative director Patrick Plourde is working on a new title with a small team, designed to be the antithesis of the rambunctious shooter. Child Of Light is described as a side-scrolling "playable poem" inspired by early Squaresoft classics like Vagrant Story and Final Fantasy VI.

As you can see from the title banner, though, we don't actually know what it looks like beyond a single piece of concept art and a few seconds of offscreen footage.

Plourde revealed Child Of Light during a GDC Europe presentation attended by VideoGamer, wherein he confirmed that the project is being developed by a small design team using Rayman Origins' UbiArt engine. Halfway between Limbo and Final Fantasy VI, its side-scrolling action will ostensibly resemble poetry in motion, buoyed up by "Squaresoft spirit." Plourde cited Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki and Final Fantasy illustrator Yoshitaka Amano as key inspirations, which sounds promising to us.

Beyond this exciting announcement, details are thin on the ground save Child Of Light being a "potential next-gen IP." IGN's Andrew Goldfarb managed to capture a few frames on Vine, however, which we've embedded below. More details will likely be forthcoming soon, if not during Gamescom this week.

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