Crown and glory

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 the opportunity to play.

The game – which is being powered by the gorgeous UbiArt engine – has been openly inspired by the JRPGs of old, meaning that it’s much more Final Fantasy VI than Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Bizarrely, it’s being developed by much of the team behind Far Cry 3, which represents an interesting change of pace.

The narrative itself centres on the story of Aurora, a 19th century girl who finds herself trapped in the mythical world of Lemuria. The adventure will find you recovering celestial bodies such as the sun, moon, and stars in order defeat a dark queen and reunite with your father. Sounds pretty whimsical, huh? Check out the trailer and let us know if you think that it looks magical in the comments section below.