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  • US 29th Apr 2014, $14.99
  • EU 30th Apr 2014, £11.99

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  • 13th Jun 2022
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  • Review Child of Light (PlayStation 4)

    Painted paradise

    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...

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Child of Light News

  • News Child of Light Director Isn’t Working on a Sequel

    It couldn't be a game as a service

    While never officially announced, a sequel to Ubisoft's Child of Light has been hinted at a couple of times. However, according to an interview with the original game's director, if it is in development, he isn't working on it. Speaking with Videogame Chronicle, director Patrick Plourde said that the game isn't in...

  • Video Watch As We Recap April's Best PlayStation Games

    Sea what you did there

    Regular readers will recall that this dulcet toned editor was promised an all expenses paid trip to WrestleMania last month – a reward for lending a very capable larynx to the Push Square cause. Alas, no such tickets arrived, causing another minor melodrama in the office that resulted in not one but two glasses of spilt...

  • Game of the Month April 2014 - Child of Light

    Out of the dark

    April may not have equalled March's onslaught of great games, but it still managed to play host to a number of smaller titles that ended up occupying large chunks of our time. Enjoyable downloadable releases were aplenty, with the likes of Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Trials Fusion, and Child of Light all vying for Push Square's coveted...

  • Store Update 30th April 2014 (Europe)


    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...

  • Store Update 29th April 2014 (North America)

    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...

  • Out This Week Child of Light, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Daylight

    Lemuria beckons

    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...

  • News Child of Light Can Be Played as Lighthearted or Hardcore JRPG, Says Lead Writer

    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...

  • Video What Are the Four Best Things About PS4 RPG Child of Light?

    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...

  • Hands On Ubisoft Abandons Weapons for Watercolours in Child of Light on PS4

    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...

  • News Child of Light Will Cast a Spell on PS4, PS3 on 30th April

    Kingdom come

    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...

About The Game

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”