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- 29th Apr 2014, $14.99
- 30th Apr 2014, £11.99
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- 13th Jun 2022
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Republished on Wednesday 30th August 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of September's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Child of Light, a new two-dimensional role-playing game from Ubisoft, is best described using the titles that it was so...
It couldn't be a game as a service
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Sea what you did there
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Out of the dark
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Yes, feel free to point and laugh at us like The Simpsons character Nelson – we know that we’re extremely late. While we could make up an elaborate tale involving talking rabbits and tea parties to explain away our tardiness, we’re just going to point our finger at that overnight PlayStation 4 showcase instead. It even made us sleep...
Step into the light
Who said that the PlayStation 4 has no games? There’s been a non-stop barrage of new next-gen releases over the past few weeks, and the latest noteworthy arrival on the North American PlayStation Store is Ubisoft’s gorgeous role-playing title Child of Light. It’s been accompanied by survival horror Daylight and superhero...
Fairy tales, comic book foes, and fear headline this week’s PlayStation software roster, as a slew of new titles jostle for position on Sony’s suite of systems. There’s no doubt that the real highlight this week is Ubisoft’s coming-of-age adventure Child of Light, which is set to ensnare PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners...
Looks can be deceiving
As Child of Light's PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 release date draws ever nearer, the throwback retro-inspired JRPG continues to throw up little surprises. For example, at first glance the game's beautifully crafted hand drawn and water coloured aesthetics – powered by the UbiArt engine – lend it a look resonant of genre...
No, you can't say everything
Ubisoft’s upcoming PlayStation 4 role-playing game Child of Light is so good that it’s prompted our very own Ben Tarrant to purchase a fire red wig and pretend that he’s protagonist Aurora around the office. While we’ve tried to point out that he’s simply too tall to pull off the look of a teenage girl, the...
Sweet child o' mine
Female protagonists are a rare sight. Most games lean towards a male lead, allowing women to – at most – occupy the role of a sidekick. Child of Light, however, sees a young girl take centre stage in an intriguing PlayStation 4 production. Elaborately named Aurora, the protagonist is a princess, and although her crown slips...
It’s kept us in the dark for what feels like a lifetime, but Ubisoft has pointed a big bright beam at Child of Light this evening, confirming that the throwback role-playing game will release on 30th April in Europe and North America on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. You’ll need to stump up £11.99/$14.99 in order to obtain...
From Patrick Plourde – Creative Director of Far Cry 3® – and Jeffrey Yohalem – winner of the Writers Guild of America Award – comes Child of Light, a digital title developed under Ubisoft Montreal.
Envisioned as a “Playable Poem” by its creators, Child of Light is a modern reimagining of our childhood fairy tales.
Set in the magical world of Lemuria, Child of Light takes us on the coming-of-age journey of Aurora, a young girl struggling to save a lost kingdom and her ailing father.
“Come, tuck yourself into bed
Let me tell a story.
Of Lemuria, a kingdom past
And a girl born for glory.”
The daughter of the Duke of Carniola is transported to Lemuria, a mysterious world that needs her help. Identified as the Child of Light and granted the power of flight, she takes on the minions of Lemuria’s Dark Queen in her quest to recover the sun, the moon and the stars to return home. Along the way she’ll discover that her destiny may be far greater than she ever dreamed.
“Banish the Darkness”